Frankenstein: The Dead Town by Dean Koontz is My Favorite Novel of 2011

Finding a wonderful book to read can set ones imagination soaring as visions enter the mind from the words written on the pages. As the story develops, a relationship between the reader and the books characters is eminent. Page after page, the reader is enthralled by the journey they have begun and cannot be satisfied until the last word is read.

I find stories by Dean Koontz to take me into this magical world of imagination and hold me there with brilliant characters and chilling storylines that keep me on edge from beginning to end. I am captivated by his amazing ability to lay out descriptions of people and places, giving readers a visual image as detailed as a photograph.

After reading Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein series I find that is a wonderful addition to Mary Shelley’s original, with more twists and turns as a 200-year-old Victor Frankenstein dies his final death in book four only to be revived by a clone he has created to take his place known as Victor Immaculate in book five.

Frankenstein: The Lost City released in May 2011 is the fifth and final installment in the series. In this book, we find Victor Immaculate trying to continue the original plan of creating a perfect society and then destroying all humanity. Victor’s original creation Deucalion, otherwise known as “The Frankenstein monster,” sets out to stop him for good with the help of his friends Carson and Michael who came to know him as the war with Victor commenced in New Orleans.

Victor’s creations in book five have separate jobs to do as the Communitarian creations take over the lives of everyday citizens while the Builders destroy the originals. As Victor’s creations start to fall apart, Deucalion gets closer to finding and destroying his maker. As the action unfolds, we realize just how demented Victor has become.

After reading the first installment of Koontz’s Frankenstein series, I was hooked. As the characters started to develop and Deucalion’s history is revealed, readers start to understand him and actually feel a sense of pity for this creature that has no soul, but desperately wants to save humanity from the cruel fate Victor is trying to unleash.

With memorable characters like Nummy, Mr. Lyss and Jocko, readers are certain to be entertained as well as anxious to read on as the final battle unfolds and Deucalion realizes his dream of destroying the man who created him.

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