The Dead Town (Frankenstein #5) ★★☆☆☆

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Title: The Dead Town
Series: Frankenstein #5
Author: Dean Koontz
Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 447
Format: Digital Edition



Everything begins falling apart for Victor Immaculate. His vat grown creations once again transcend their genetic coding and that transcendance is always in the form of breaking. Builders take on non-biological matter and can’t reproduce properly, the replacement clones begin to obsess and lose sight of their mission.

Through it all, Michael and Carson begin helping the townsfolk defend themselves while Deucalion hunts Victor down. Deucalion snaps Victor’s neck, the creations fall apart upon their creator’s death and Deucalion can now walk quantumly through the Light instead of skulking through the Shadows.


My Thoughts:

Even while I was expecting this story to turn out like this, it was still disappointing to have it actually happen. This followed the exact same pattern as the first trilogy but without any finesse or style. Evil simply falls apart and the good guys win by default.

Also, I already wrote this review, forgot to post it online, forgot I hadn’t posted it and deleted the hard copy from Open Office. So I’m writing this all over again. That always ruins things.

Basically, I didn’t enjoy this book or this series overall. I wouldn’t recommend it but I am going to continue dipping my toes into the Koontz universe. I’ve got 20 of his books available so I’m going to go exploring and see what I find. I hope I find better things than this book.

If anyone has read some of his standalone stuff, feel free to make recommendations in the comments, otherwise I’m just going to start picking stuff randomly.



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19 thoughts on “The Dead Town (Frankenstein #5) ★★☆☆☆

  1. I read quite a few of his books when i was around 15-16. I remember i liked them. They were all standalones though and i’m not familiar with his series.
    Guess i didn’t miss out on much 😀

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  2. I am a bit of a fan and have read 60 of his books. Me three favorite standalones are Watchers, Lightning, and Mr. Murder. Me favourite duology is moonlight bay. There’s me two cents or two pence or what’aveye. Arrr!
    x The Captain

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  3. It’s been a long time (at least 30 years!!!) since I read some of his novels, so I had to get GoodRead’s help to see if reading some synopsis could help my memory, and I believe that “Phantoms” and “Strangers” were two of them, but even though these books’ blurb feels somehow familiar, I can’t recall anything else beyond that.

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  4. Hmmm, Mr Koontz. I’ve read Twilight Eyes (recommended by Thumbs) which was OK, and more recently Odd Thomas and Forever Odd … then I quit Koontz. Because, yes, he’s formulaic, and his heroes and their idolised love interests and just a little too squeaky clean for me to find them interesting.

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  5. I remember picking up a Koontz book, in French, when I was a kid. I don’t think I completed it, and I’m sure it was a mistake since it was probably a sequel to something hahah Hope your next Koontz book will be far more interesting.

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