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Dead and Alive: A Novel (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book 3)

(Book #3 in the Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Series)

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From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Now the mesmerizing... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Frankenstein 3

Koontz never ceases to amaze me. When I thought this would be no more than a rote completion of a trilogy, he wove an extended tale, pulled in the 2 previous books, and made a complete idea. Much like his Odd Thomas books, each of these books is stand alone, but also dependent on the previous books. How does one do that! I thought the Odd Thomas series was the only set of Koontz books I would keep in hard copy. now he has forced me to buy these. A double sale since I read this on my kindle. He may have pased Steven King for American author's in this genre. If you have not read any of these, go to your library or Borders or Barnes and Noble and start with Book 1. You will want a hard copy (actually a paper back copy of this series).


This book is the summation of the story. It was kind of a let- down after all the intensity of the first one, but still enjoyable.

Great Summer Read

I picked this up at the airport and did not put it down until my vacation was over. The other two reviews on here sum up most of my thoughts, but let me add that I did not read the two previous novels in this series and i still very much enjoyed Dead and Alive. With that said...I do want to read them now.

As man becomes monster, humanity hangs in the balance.

Dean Koontz is the master at weaving a tale that completely encapsulates the reader....and Dead and Alive is no exception. The moment I got my pre-release I put everything on the back burner and lost myself in this darken tale. When man attempts to play God only devastating events will ensue. By now, everyone has read the first two books in the series: Prodigal Son (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book 1) and Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: City of Night: A Novel. Well, this expansion on Mary Shelley's classic masterpiece Frankenstein began years ago. A man named, Victor Frankenstein, hatched a diabolic plan to create life - an affront to the gods that would lead to disastrous results. The world had thought that both the man and the monster were destroyed in the ensuing events -- but their hopes and presumptions were wrong! Anyone familiar with the trilogy will attest to the brilliant way Mr. Koontz has added his stamp to this classic with incredibly well-developed characters and a thrilling plotline that could only come from the master himself. Fast forward to modern day, New Orleans. Two men emerge with new identities -- but old habits are hard to break. Once again, the doctor has begun his sinister experiments of creating life. Two detectives, Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison, are investigating a serial killer and are thrust into the middle of an enigma that began over two hundred years prior. This case may well be the end of humanity as we know it. The two detectives, however, receive aid from the most unlikely of sources -- a heavily tattooed man named, Deucalion. The killer is targeting those who have the human traits he lacks...and this is a pattern Deucalion has seen before. Deucalion, was Dr Frankenstein's first attempt at creating the perfect human. Now, a breed of super humans roam the streets of New Orleans. These killers are stronger, faster, smarter, and able to regenerate themselves -- and Victor Helios is no longer able to control them. Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Dead and Alive: A Novel is a marvelous finale that has seen two men switch roles: The monster, Deucalion, is becoming human...and the doctor, Victor Helios, is becoming the monster. The book builds and builds the anticipation levels to the climax and releases the reader as creator and createe face off in a final confrontation. This is one dual genre book you don't want to miss. Whether you're into suspense or horror, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Dead and Alive: A Novel is one not to be missed. Another book that masters the dual genre that I would highly recommend is S is for Sirens it brings the reader to the same eyes-rolled-back-climax as the Frankenstein series.

Perfect Way To End The Series!

Dean Koontz is my all-time favorite author. This novel was well worth the wait. I love how the series ended & will come back again & again to revisit the characters! BRAVO!
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