- Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847821561
- ISBN-13: 978-1847821560
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (396 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,900,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son Hardcover
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Like everyone else, I waited patiently for Frankenstein Book 3. When I saw it in the store, I was shocked and overjoyed, as its appearance was completely unexpected. I violated speed laws to drive home, whereupon I immediately dug out books 1 and 2 and began to reread them. Now, I'd read Koontz's "admission of inability to collaborate", and it seemed very... defensive with a belligerent spin. When I saw he'd re-released the originals, sans the co-writers' credits, I was dismayed. Seemed like a real egotistical move. But hey, he's Koontz. I loved the guy. And then I read the first... what was it? 20 pages of the book? Paragraph upon paragraph of "Acclaim for Dean Koontz". The dude actually felt it necessary to reprint every good thing anyone has ever said about him, as if to say "Those co-writers were beneath me, and how DARE you rabble harass me for this book? Well now after 20 pages of accolades, you know with whom you're dealing. So here's your %$#!ing book; I hope you choke on it. Now I can get back to Odd Thomas 6" I felt kinda like an Erika, put in my place and crying on the floor.
Halfway through the book, I realized that the protagonists had spent half the book DRIVING AROUND TOWN. Literally, the fate of the world is ostensibly in their hands, and they're cruising Nawlins in a Honda. They weren't looking for anything or going anywhere in particular... not even evading the assassins who were secretly on their trail. They were just... cruisin'.Read more ›
I was a little put off at first when Jocko was introduced, but found quickly he grew on me. Reminds me very much of the humor Gene Wolfe injected into Book of the Long Sun with Oreb. Love that dry sense of humor and began to look forward to and expect it in Jocko's scenes.
The dectectives weren't the focus of this story and makes sense to me why they were kept on the sidelines. The story had moved past them as Helios creatures began to take fate into their own hands.
This series was never written as a deep serious drama. It was meant to be light-hearted fare and as that I enjoyed it very much.
All the negative things I found in the first two books are present in book 3 and magnified many times. The policeofficers and their stupid banter, that is supposed to be witty and funny but is stupid instead, their forced, unbelievable romance that doesn't for one single moment ring true AT ALL to me, and their continued far fetched portrayal of what a policeoffice actually IS and DOES.
This book was really bad. So bad, that when a friend told me Koontz had originally written the series with someone else and later changed the by line to his name only, I did internet research to confirm that this book wasn't really written by Koontz at all. I wasn't able to confirm that.
I had pages marked with silly dialogue, stupid descriptions that I once again THINK are supposed to be funny but are cringe worth instead, cliched jokes, cliched characters, predicable plot mixed in with plot twists that are just so unbelievable as to feel completely wrong, and a CONSTANT baseball bat beating me over the head. The baseball bat was a constant repetition of what a monster Victor is, how inhuman he is, how he hates humanity, how he engineered his New Race to be without hope or happiness or self worth, engineered them to be sterile, ect. There is also a very strong under current of "god" and devine intervention, in images of resurection and angels.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This novel is a real stretch of immigration even for Koontz. At times it hard to follow the theme. I will read more of the Frankenstein stories.Published 3 days ago by Ralph Farmer
I can't wait for the next issues which should arrive tomorrow!Published 5 days ago by GEORGE ACOSTA
This third installment is not as fast-paced or well developed as the previous two. I've gone on to read the next two in the series and this one is by far the most... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Sheila English
There was too much redundancy, otherwise a decent read. I did however like how the "good guys" won, with an ending that left more to come.Published 19 days ago by Laura E. Bennett
This series of three books were a page turner (lost a lot of sleep).Published 29 days ago by BigXor
I have enjoyed all of the "Frankenstein" series by Koontz. This volume stands on its own, without leaving you hanging at the end (although it's obvious there will be a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan A.
It was good not great and passed the winter time I did like the characters alot.Published 3 months ago by zsa zsa