©2005 Dean Koontz; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
Philip L. Sheffield
I can't agree with those disappointed with this 2nd installment of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein trilogy. They've had an "interruption of function".
The 1st novel was more of a gothic novel ? much more serious and somber. This 2nd novel's title: "City of Night" suggests its dark humor. You get mutating monsters, door-busting weapons, a husband and wife assassin team, and two detectives who offer some entertaining and "sweet" banter. What's not to like? I especially enjoyed the matter-of-fact malevolence of Benny and Cindy Lovewell.
This novel is a hoot! I look forward to the 3rd installment
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I really enjoyed both book one and book two. My guess is that there was a little too much material for a single volume but not really enough for a trilogy. There is not a lot of action in the second book, nevertheless I enjoyed it and finished it in one sitting. I enjoyed the language, the characters, and the various build ups of tension. No matter who Koontz is writing this with, it remains Koontz?s style and language.
I agree that there was some redundancy, however, the story still remains quite good. This book series is amazing and enthralling despite the repetition. I am looking forward to book 3, and hope it comes out soon. Being an avid Koontz fan, no matter what he writes, his books are pure genious. Dont give up, listen to this one too. It saddens me that there are only 3.
when i first read the book series description i was dubious at best about another frankenstein book. however, this book series has been one of the most interesting i have ever come across as an avid horror reader/listener. i cant wait for the next book!!!!!!!!!!
Duchain is a compeling character and worthy of more than one book, However the archnemisis Helious should have been finished off in the second book at least. I agree that splitting this story in too several books appears to be a money making tool and I am disappointed in Mr. Koontz. I have read every book this man has wrote and they have all been great reads. This book is also, but he has never kept you waiting so long to end a good story. Please Mr. Koontz do not leave us hanging.
This is a great followup to Frankenstein: Prodigal Son. This installment has a little less dective work, a little more action/adventure, and a lot more humor. I did miss the fantastic narration of Scott Brick from the first book, but John Lloyd does an adequate job in giving life to some of the best characters that Dean Koontz has created in a long time. If you enjoyed Book one, you've probably already anxiously awaited this volume. Other than the narration, it doesn't disappoint. If you haven't started this series yet, you're missing one of the best sci-fi-horror-police-mystery series to come along in a long time.
Dog lover & book addict.
This book series took a classic story and put a fun, sci-fi, supernatural modern spin on it.
I would venture to say that this is one of the best series' out there. I initially read the books. I gobbled them up like Thanksgiving dinner. I thought my husband would like them so I downloaded them (since he doesn't read books). I was wrong. He LOVED them. He was hooked from the start like I was and he's a very visual person. If its not a movie or on television, he usually doesn't like it. But these books took exception to his preferences. Dean Koontz wrote characters that you not only grow to love, but that you want to be. You want to share a piece of their fantastic adventure. You go on this crazy, wild, messed up journey with them and you love every second.
Be prepared to listen to the whole series. The characters evolve as much as the story does. I was sad that it was over after the last book. But the good news about books is you can just start all over again when you want to.
This book series tells an entertaining story but the way it is divided among the books is lame. In my opinion the first three "books" should be one single book as there is nothing close to a story climax in the first two books. The books tend to have an ending similar to middle of the season television dramas. I have no problem with this artistically, but doesn't seem like it was done for atheistic reasons. Maybe it would be acceptable to move on to the next book without a clashing coda for the story if the book was 20 hours long but it's only 8 hours. This makes it seem to me like the story was unnecessarily divided into multiple physically separate books so as to artificially create more products to be sold to the consumers. Regardless of the thinly veiled fluffing of the product, this series is an entertaining story.
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