Sunday 6 September 2020

Dead and Alive Frankenstein by dean Koontz

Dead and Alive (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein #3)Dead and Alive by Dean Koontz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 2 days

Pages - 400

Publisher - Harper Collins

Source - Bought

Blurb from Goodreads

Dean Koontz's Dead and Alive

A devastating hurricane approaches New Orleans and Victor Helios, once known was Frankenstein, has unleashed his benighted creatures onto the streets. As New Orleans descends into chaos, his engineered killers spin out of control, and the only hope rests with Victor's first and failed attempt to build the perfect human, whose damned path has led him to the ultimate confrontation with his pitiless creator. But first, Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have imagined—an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind's collective nightmare with one purpose: to replace us.

My Review

So this is book three in a series, I really enjoyed book one and two and think to appreciate the story and understand it, you NEED to go read the first two. Much as i really liked the first two, not a lover of this one, I like it because I am invested in the characters but the book alone *shrugs*.

The police officers Carson and Michael took a wee bit of a back seat in this one, in that I don't feel a huge amount of anything happened with them. They are in it, there are scenes but in comparison to the previous books, I just felt they didn't really have much impact in this one.

Jacko, the wee weird troll thing - you will either love or hate him, he is annoying and I don't know if he was a Jar Jar Binks style character or a hint of Dobby but I wasn't a fan if I am honest, he is quite annoying overall. Ericka 5 I like, whilst she is default programmed to obey the master I fell she comes into her own in this one. Deucalion also I felt was a bit missing this time, I don't really know what the book's aim was but I feel not a lot happened but I have been left wanting more, I need to know where it is all going to end.

I kept reading because I do enjoy the series, there was some wee plot developments and the next book is set up, hopefully, for greatness. 3/5 for me this time, book four has arrived so hopefully not be too long before I get to it.

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  1. A shame that characters aside this, the third book, sounds like it was a bit of a Meh! read as far as you were concerned. Whilst reluctant to invest in any books that form a series (particularly if its anticipated that it will be a long running one) given that this is a trilogy I may well make a note of the books as possible future reads.

    1. Think there are two more, I have the next one here :D xxx

  2. I've read dozens of Dean Koontz over the years, but never tried any from this series.

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