July 22, 2009

Wish List Wednesday #4: "Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Dead and Alive (Book Three)"

This book has been sitting on a back burner somewhere for ages. Thankfully, I only became aware of this series from Dean Koontz about a year and a half ago, so my wait for the third book hasn't been as long as it has for others. But, it's slated to be released this summer, and it's about damned time, thank you very much.

I've only read the first book, Prodigal Son, so far, but it was a good read and immersed me in the universe thoroughly. Not only is the abomination now known as Deucalion alive and kicking, but his creator, Dr. Frankenstein, is still alive as well and under a new alias. Neither seem aware of the other's existence until Deucalion sees a picture of his creator in present-day New Orleans, then sets out from his Tibetan sanctum to find out what the mad doctor is up to now. Meanwhile, a serial killer—or two—is harvesting specific body parts across the city, and it's up to two detectives to find the killer(s). The investigation leads one of them face to face with Frankenstein's monster, and then all bets are off.

I have a feeling this trilogy will end up as a permanent fixture on my bookshelf, and there's only one piece missing. Thank you, Dean Koontz, for finally getting out it for public consumption. What took you so long?


  1. Man, when you're right, you're right. This is a good series. And not a golden retriever in sight either. Then, I like anything where Dr. Frankenstein gets played as a meglomaniacal madman with dreams of conquest.