Frankenstein: City of Night: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – Jul 28 2009
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*Starred Review* Relax. Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, volume one of which, Prodigal Son (2005), was a pulse-pounder all the way, is going to be a trilogy. But don't expect to relax all that much. This book cooks, no second-volume doldrums anywhere in it. Its short, punchy chapters, 80 in all, seem to reflect the whole saga's TV miniseries origins in their jump-cutting between plot trajectories, but that seeming also owes much to the visualizability, so to speak, of everything in the book. But enough about technique. The manufactured young man who went AWOL from 200-plus-year-old Victor Helios-ne-Frankenstein's labs in Prodigal Son turns out to be not the only improved Frankenstein monster who is behaving strangely. Since he was created autistic for experimental purposes, he may be the least strange of the lot. Some of his "normal" fellows are mutating a la Alien, none more spectacularly than Victor's body guard. Deucalion, the original monster, now greatly humanized, especially ethically and morally, realizes that the mutations portend a much larger wave of breakdowns among the so-called New Race. That bodes very ill for a New Orleans heavily salted with Victor's creations, all of them programmed to kill mere humans at Victor's command, which the mutants no longer obey. Meanwhile, NOPD detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison prepare to hunt Victor down, even as a couple of hit-person New Racers track them. And then there is Erica Five, Victor's brand-new "wife," learning to be a better spouse by exploring hubby's house. Smart dialogue and cutting-edge scientific notions (Deucalion has learned how to teleport) are the oh-so-sweet icing on this delectable thriller's irresistible, devourable cake. Ray Olson
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“Of all bestselling authors, Koontz may be the most underestimated by the literary establishment. Book after book, year after year, this author climbs to the top of the charts. Why? His readers know: because he is a master storyteller and a daring writer, and because, in his novels, he gives readers bright hope in a dark world.”—Publishers Weekly,starred reviewSee all Product Description
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This part of the story is bassically all about the soldiers of Victor Helios, a.k.a Victor Frankenstein, which are now going insane, and completing their transformations into the mutated neo-human monsters we first saw in part one. The programming that Victor has used to keep his minions under control is slipping away, and they are now free to being experimenting with their homicidal erges. Those who have "evolved" into their grotesque new forms have taken up residence underneath a landfill, owned by Victor for the purposes of disposing of his failed projects, and are creating some hidden terror for the world to experience.
Carson O'Connor's little brother Arnie, who suffers from autism, is being stalked by one of Victors many failed experiments. This rejected neo-human was an early experiment designed to mimic a extream case of autism in an attempt to further Victor's understanding of human nerology. The reject believes that he can learn how to cure himself of autism by some secret of happiness, which he believes Arnie has hidden within him.
Ducaleon, a.k.a the Monster, continues his attempts to aid the two heroic police officers in their attempt to uncover the truth behind Victor's plans, and bring to light a way to stop them.
This novel doesn't really close any doors opened by the first novel, but adds a host of new dimentions to them.
This was a great read.