Frankenstein – The Dead Town
by Dean Koontz
Reviewed by Brian Grehan
This excellent novel is the fifth and final instalment of Dean Koontz interpretation of the Frankenstein story. I was immediately gripped by the story and with short sharp chapters the story moves along at a rapid pace.
At times thrilling, alternately horrific with a blend of humour thrown in this story is never dull. I was at times reminded of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K Dick with the graphic description of the replicants created by the villain Victor Immaculate (Frankenstein).
Set in the small Montana town of Rainbow Falls the replicants aim to take over the town then the country are disrupted by a ragtag band of humans. Koontz's narrative is brilliant and being the first time I have read one of his books I can definitely say it won’t be the last.
I would highly recommend this book to fans of science fiction and horror. Although the emphasis for me was definitely science fiction.
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