The Dead Town
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date:
- 19 January 2012
- Modern & Contemporary
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The Dead Town was masterful! The Frankenstein series were my first Dean Koontz reads, and I have to say, IKoontz rocketed to the top of my favorite author list to keep company with James Rollins, Michael Crichton and Dan Brown. His unique writing style is refreshing and captivating.The story concept is highly creative, with an "on the edge of your seat" suspenseful plot combined with wonderfully entertaining characters. I believe Dean Koontz is the only author who can make me laugh out loud right in the middle of scaring the heck out of me! I highly recommend the five book series.
The final part of Koontz's Frankenstein saga is a chaotic and horrific soap opera. The plethora of character arcs cross over, bleed in to one another, some finding conclusions where others simply fizzle out. In fact, new characters emerge at the eleventh hour, presenting options for closure the existing cast could not. These factors suggest Koontz was probably just making this up as he went along, which is why it has that enigmatic, yet addictive, Twin Peaks feel to it. The series has been a rollercoaster and the final instalment feels disjointed for a while, although pulls together in the final third. There's too many cliffhangers where they are not needed and the huge swathe of characters means a fair amount of reiteration to keep readers up to speed. In lesser hands this would have been a mess, however there's a sparkle in this whole series and it's an enjoyable read as Koontz adds closure to a series which could have spiralled on indefinitely.
Its becoming a tired cliche the phrase "Could not put it down".But Dean Koonts Dead Town lives up to the cliche. I literaly could not put it down! For those of us who have followed the series from book one(The Prodigal Son)Its been a Awesome ride to this point and the Author does not disapoint. It flows as smooth as silk from the gut wrenching begining to the nail biting climatic end.Now the Down side however is just how far out in left field the story is, I know the whole point in reading his storys is to travel down that road but some times its just a bit much. It doesnt happen often but there are times when you shake your head giggling a little at the absurity of it all.But the author has kept to true to his incredble revision to this classic story. Two reatached thumbs up!
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