©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.
I love Dean Koontz novels. Usually you can count on him to scare you or creep you out completely. And usually you can count on him not to kill of the main characters. I hope he will continue that tradition. We shall see as the series goes on. It is of course a world gone mad as the creations of Frankenstein begin their total breakdown into killing machines. Four against the world seems like bad odds right now. I look forward to continuing the journey. The narrator is very dramatic and over the top but in a good way.
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