Well.that was interesting If I could I d give this one a 3.5 It picks up almost at the instant the first book ends and follows the story, the characters It takes a little while to get back to the, development, at the end of said first book Butoh my.it spins us some new threads.My concern here is that Mr Kontz may spin this one out so that he has too many plot threads He writes good serviceable prose At times he comes across as gifted but his novels for me are a mixed bag Some are among my favorites some i don t care for at all Here I m still interested but the book seems to be verging on the absurd in a few places.I don t want to give spoilers in the review as this is a good book but I think I can say that the developments in the new species is taking some odd turns These are turns that the creator of said species never expected.The book also is blatantly a chapter in a continuing story The climaxthe end of the book ties up a plot point while ending almost in a mid chapter feeling This one is a no nonsense, no hiding it cliffhanger ending leading into the next book.Okay, pretty good I ll go 3.5 but round up to 4 Enjoy. Bring on the next book These are fun WOW Great Book The developing story between Ducalion and his maker keep you turning the page.The New Race has minions fanned out all over the city in very prestigiuos positions.The Old Race human s seems doomed as many have already died at the hands of Victor Helios s New Race.The relationship between Micheal and Carson also begins to evolve and one becomes vocal with their feelings.Carson s younger and autistic brother Arnie befriends Ducalion and their relationship is wonderfully written I just LOVE how Ducalion can reach the child and Arnie seems to understand and relate to the giant.Dean Koontz turns up the knotch on just how EVIL Victor Helios aka Frankenstien can really be.And what a monster he is His creations are an abomination and most of them are slaves and were created only to serve Victor s every whim.His tank born lab created wife, Erika 5, seems to get the very worst of his punishments.The end has totally and completly left me wanting and I hope that Mr Koontz keeps writing about Ducalion loooong after he releases book three.He said that book three is suppose to be the conclusion the the Frankenstien series but I hope we get much Ducalion in the future. A marked improvement over the drivel of the first album, marred only by the unfortunate decision to kill off the only character I really liked The change of co authors was a huge help the style of prose has improved and while Deucalion and the detectives still feel like unfortunately cliched pastiches, the supporting cast Randal Six, Cyndi Ben, and Erika Five in particular really stands out and any of them could have carried a whole novel on their own I hated the first book so much terrible writing, awful characterization, etc , I wouldn t have read this second novel if I hadn t purchased them both as a package I m actually glad I did now, and I hope the upcoming third book sticks to the second s level of quality. 3.5 stars A good sequel to Totally awesome My wife gave me all 5 books in this series to me for Christmas last year, and now I am wondering why I took so long to start them Koontz s Frankenstein is so exciting and inventive These books move like the images on a movie screen in your mind There s plenty of action, suspense and wicked creatures running around to keep me a prisoner of this terrifying world I do have to add that these books need to be read in order and are not stand alone books. Michael followed the old woman, glanced back at Carson, and said, Come on, bitch, this ll be funDean Koontz s Frankenstein, City of Night, Chapter 22I am excited to be re reading this series with other Koontzlanders In City of Night we learn the great truth of Snuggle, the fabric softener bearMost of the time when he giggled, he covered his mouth with one paw I always thought he didn t want you to see his teeth Snuggle had bad teeth She asked I figured they were rows of tiny vicious fangs he was hiding When I was maybe four or five, I used to have nightmares where I d be in bed with a teddy bear, and it was Snuggle, and he was trying to chew open my jugular and suck the lifeblood out of me I enjoyed the story and the second time around I noticed a character from Twilight Eyes making an appearance In 2005, this was one of my first Dean Koontz books I didn t read Twilight Eyes until 2013 I also noticed some references to Tick Tock and possibly one of those From the Corner of His Eye lines Koontz is always throwing those in his books There is a good amount of humor in City of Night, which I noticed on the second and third readings than on the first time around.My favorite linesYes Yes, it is them Benny was so pleased that they were alive and that he would still have a chance to kill them.As she had been taught in the tank, the universe is nothing but a sea of chaos in which random chance collides with happenstance and spins shatters of meaningless coincidence like shrapnel through our lives.Yet, though in neither of their hearts did they have room for the concept of transcendence, though they were forbidden superstition and would laugh at the Old Race s perception of holiness behind nature, they knelt among the gone wrongs, marveling at their twisted and macabre features, tentatively touching their grotesque bodies, and unto them came a kind of animal wonder and a chill of mystery, and a recognition of the unknown.She answered the door with a cat in a hat She held the cat, and the cat wore a hat The cat was black, and the hat was a knitted blue beret with a red pompom.Liane looked lovely, and the cat looked embarrassed, and Michael said, This explains the mouse we just saw laughing itself to death From The Celebrated Imagination Of Dean Koontz Comes A Powerful Reworking Of One Of The Classic Stories Of All Time If You Think You Know The Legend, You Know Only Half The Truth Here Is The Mystery, The Myth, The Terror, And The Magic Of DEAN KOONTZ S CITY OF NIGHTThey Are Stronger, Heal Better, And Think Faster Than Any Humans Ever Created And They Must Be Destroyed But Not Even Victor Helios Once Frankenstein Can Stop The Engineered Killers He S Set Loose On A Reign Of Terror Through Modern Day New Orleans Now The Only Hope Rests In A One Time Monster And His All Too Human Partners, Detectives Carson O Connor And Michael Maddison Deucalion S Centuries Old History Began As Victor S First And Failed Attempt To Build The Perfect Human And It Is Fated To End In The Ultimate Confrontation Between A Damned Creature And His Mad Creator But First Deucalion Must Destroy A Monstrosity Not Even Victor S Malignant Mind Could Have Imagined An Indestructible Entity That Steps Out Of Humankind S Collective Nightmare With One Purpose To Replace Us Following on from The Prodigal Son Koontz takes the original Frankenstein story and creates something wonderful Taking the idea of the classic story, Koontz places Frankenstein and his monster in the modern world This story leaves you asking who the real monster is whether it the grotesque monster happens to be the real monster or whether the creator of such a creature was the real monster.Following on from the first book, the characters are still dealing with the same problem that they originally were, trying to find a way to stop Frankenstein With the story unfolding even , danger waits around the corner Still, there are dangers present that not everyone can fully understand making the task even difficult for the heroes of the story.It s a must read for anyone who love Koontz or the classic Frankenstein story. This is the second in Koontz s Frankenstein Trilogy, set in New Orleans This one was written with Ed Gorman I don t know who did most of the writing, but it certainly read like Koontz to me It was really good, a real page turner with the situation escalating dramatically from book 1 It ends on a cliffhanger so you ll probably want to have book 3 around when you finish I do and will start it immediately.
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- Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: City of Night
- Dean Koontz
- 14 June 2019 Dean Koontz