Book Reviews of City of Night (Frankenstein, Bk 2)

City of Night (Frankenstein, Bk 2)
City of Night - Frankenstein, Bk 2
Author: Dean Koontz, Ed Gorman
ISBN-13: 9780553587890
ISBN-10: 0553587897
Publication Date: 7/2005
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 489 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed this book as much as the first. I thought the story was entertaining and had a hard time putting this down. The ending was satisfying and left me wanting more. I understand there is supposed to be a third and final book in this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting concept. An imortal Frankenstein who has learned to control his temper. I recommend starting with #1. Not your usual Koontz, well written.
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Helpful Score: 1
This turned out to be a great series but can't wait for the next installment to come out!
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Helpful Score: 1
I love Dean Koontz and I think the Frankenstein series is one of his best, though I'm STILL waiting for the 3rd installment
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Helpful Score: 1
A good book, but not as good as the first in my opinion. Won't keep me from reading the next one though.
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This is a great book, can't put it down!! Dean works his masterpiece once again! CAn't wait for the next one!
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Starting right up where the previous release PRODIGAL SON left off, we find Carson, Michael, and Deucalion attempting to figure out how to gain access to Victor Helios (aka Frankenstein) and destroy him.

As members of the New Race start having breakdowns all over the city, Carson and Michael are fighting off an assassination attempt, trying to keep Carson's brother safe, wondering what officials of the New Orleans government have been replaced by New Race replicants, and how the heck they're going to infiltrate Helios's guarded home to take him down.

Koontz is my favorite author of all time, and I've been sucked into the Frankenstein story just like all of his others. I'm anxiously awaiting the conclusion to this story with the third book, and all I have to say is this--Victor better suffer, Deucalion better not die, and Carson and Michael better end up married. After that, Koontz can do what he wants.
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Book 2 in a series of three. About man made monsters..AKA franenstien. Loved it, can't wait for the final book to be released
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I always like a new take on Frankenstein!
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I thoroughly enjoyed the first frankenstein, this one was okay, hoping book 3 ties this up well.
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great book in a group of 3. 3rd not out until May 2007
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Great series, if you've started it, I don't want to give anything away. Dean Koontz's take on Frankenstein and the quest for a perfect race.
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I love Dean Koontz Frankenstein story. I can't wait for the third one
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Awesome!
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I love Dean Koontz & like his take on the classic Frankestein story. This is the 2nd one in that series.
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I thought this was a great and different story for the author. Can't wait for book three.
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GREAT !!!
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A sequence, be sure to read book #1 first!
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As always, Koontz has you wishing all three books had been released simultaneously. Can't wait to read the next installment!
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Excellent horror story
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Another good book by Dean Koontz. Looking forward to book 3.
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As good or better than the first book, I can't wait for the next one!!!
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This book was more fantasy/science fiction than most of Koontz's other books. Interesting, but not as good as his novels in which a central character is fully developed psychologically.
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I am really enjoying this series. I was so mad when I got to the end of book two and found out that book three isn't out yet. I have trouble waiting for books in a series so when I found this book in paperback I figured the rest of the series was out already. Anyway, it's worth a read just for fun.
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I really enjoyed this series and would recommend it to anyone who loves Dean Koontz books.
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A must read after Prodigal Son! The 2nd book in the series flows right from the first, easy to pick up. Provided more indebt character traits that makes the reader feel like they really know the main characters. Fast paced, ending of some story lines but allowing others to continue so the reader is easily enticed to read the 3rd book of the sereis, Dead and Alive.......
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This series is not exactly what I expected, but has been a lot of fun. Mr. Koontz is able to inject a bit of humor in the most unlikely places.
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Well written, gripping continuing story of Frankenstein.

Who would think a monster would have 'a heart', but Deucalion seems to have developed one somehow along the way.

If you like good, dedicated cops--you'll like Carson and Michael
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Excellent. Not as good as the 1st in the series though..
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I wasn't sure how I would like this series but I love all of Dean Koontz' books and this one did not dissapoint. A fast read that keeps you wanting more.
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If you love Dean Koontz, or any well put together paranormal thriller, this is the one for you. I bought Book 1, 2, and 3 after just reading the first few pages of Book 1. The plot keeps you moving, and the quasi-historical references keep it interesting. Throw in an evil mastermind and a couple ethical cops and it's a sure winner.
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The 2nd book of the series.. a have to read if you read number one.. if not go get it! great books! loved them , they kept me up late into the night!
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Great take on an old storyline.
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After reading Bk 1 in this series I threw this one out without reading it. I wasted my time reading I and wasn't about to start doing it with this volume. I will not swap this one as it would be unethical to send this trash out in the world.
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This is a great series from Dean Koontz. I could not put the book down. I wanted to keep reading to find out what happens next. The worst part of the book was finishing it and not have book three in my hands to finish out the story.
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Great writing with humour inserted. Fast read - can't wait to read book three.
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I love horror novels set in New Orleans. This was hard to put down, and I can't wait to read the third.
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Starting right up where the previous release PRODIGAL SON left off, we find Carson, Michael, and Deucalion attempting to figure out how to gain access to Victor Helios (aka Frankenstein) and destroy him.

As members of the New Race start having breakdowns all over the city, Carson and Michael are fighting off an assassination attempt, trying to keep Carson's brother safe, wondering what officials of the New Orleans government have been replaced by New Race replicants, and how the heck they're going to infiltrate Helios's guarded home to take him down.

Koontz is my favorite author of all time, and I've been sucked into the Frankenstein story just like all of his others. I'm anxiously awaiting the conclusion to this story with the third book, and all I have to say is this--Victor better suffer, Deucalion better not die, and Carson and Michael better end up married. After that, Koontz can do what he wants.
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Victor Frankenstein, yes, that Victor Frankenstein, is alive and well in New Orleans, where he is creating an entire race of "new men." Koontz's latest is a respectful follow-up to the original story and is performed beautifully. John Bedford Lloyd is a commanding reader with a voice that grabs the listener by the throat, metaphorically speaking. He's perfect as the voice of the evil Victor Frankenstein, his voice and demeanor that of an amoral genius. Lloyd is equally effective as Frankenstein's original creation, "the monster" brought to life by lightning and arcane science. This time around, it's clear which of them is the true monster.
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Once again good writing by Koontz can't wait for the third volume!
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They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any human ever created-and they must be destroyed.

totally different version of Frankenstein. Can't wait for book three to come out!
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"...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. Here's the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of Dean Koontz's FRANKENSTEIN..."
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Interesting update on an old classic. A fun read.
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I am much impressed with Koontz' version of Frankenstein, I wish he'd chrun them out faster. I highly recommend it.
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I bought this immediately after I read the first one, and, like the first, I could not put it down. Gripping reading.
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The tale contines leaving the reader wanting more. I can't wait for the 3rd book to be released !
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DEAN KOONTZS CITY OF NIGHT

They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever createdand they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Heliosonce Frankensteincan stop the engineered killers hes set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time monster and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson OConnor and Michael Maddison. Deucalions centuries-old history began as Victors first and failed attempt to build the perfect humanand it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victors malignant mind could have imaginedan indestructible entity that steps out of humankinds collective nightmare with one purpose: to replace us.
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They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created-and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios-once Frankenstein- can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern day New Orleans! Now the only hope rests in a one time monster and his all to human partners.
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again no disappointment here, loved the story
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Good second entry in Koontz' Frankenstein series. This book continues where "Prodigal Son" left off. So far this series has been a great update of the original Frankenstein story with Victor Frankenstein and his monster both surviving for the past 200 years. Frankenstein, who changed his name to Helios, has managed to extend his life and is creating a super race of beings to take over mankind. While the monster has turned more human over the past 200 years and wants to put an end to Frankenstein and his mad plan. In "City of Night" it appears that Frankenstein's super beings are not so perfect - some of them are morphing into other beings totally unexpected by their creator. The book, like its predecessor, is a nice blend of science fiction, crime novel, and horror. I would recommend it. Looking forward to Book 3 - Dead and Alive.
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I thought this would be a turkey, but it's really fascinating.
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The second book in the AWESOME series!
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An intriguing continuation of the story, this one fleshes out the supporting cast a lot more. The story isn't "perfect", but it is entertaining. The witty banter moves from the forced to natural.
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Wonderful book!!! Left me hanging for the final book!
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Awesome story. Looking forward to the third book!
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This book was worth waiting for; things get a little far-fetched regarding the creatures that Victor is creating, but still suspenseful and good reading. Looking forward to the final book when Deucalian, Carson & Michael face Victor in the climactic confrontation.
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The story continues with some very strange people. If it wasn't for being written by Dean Koontz, I would have dumped this book after chapter 6.
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This is a masterpiece. Be sure to read Book One. Can't wait until Book Three!
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Great horror story- modern day monsters in where else? New Orleans
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Sequal to Prodigal Son , City of Night follows up on Detectives O'Connor and Maddison who are trying to save the world from the evil Dr Helios' plot to replace us with damned creatures.
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Book two of a trilogy, an excellent remake of the classic Frankenstein tale in present day time. Gripping in the usual Koontz manner, hard to put down.
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You need to read the first one in the series. EXCELLENT
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Great book. I can't wait until the next onw in the series comes out.
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HORROR
I REALLY LIKED THIS BOOK. A REWORK OF THE CLASSIC.
IT GOES INTO MORE DETAILS OF FRANKENSTEIN
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Great story, better than the first, can't wait til this summer for the book three conclusion.
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Not as good as book 1, but typical Koontz in its graphic nature and as always - Koontz is well written and full of surprises. Anxious to see how he pulls this all together in book three.
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I am in love with Koontz' writing all over again -- this has become my favorite set of books!
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I love Dean Koontz! This book is the second of a trilogy and I read it in record time. I was sad to see it end, and am looking forward to the third installment (coming out in the summer). :)
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I wasn't sure at first about the modern take on the Frankenstein story, but quickly became aborbed in this new series due to Koontz's storytelling prowess.
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His best yet!
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A retelling of the classic Frankenstein story---but with amplification, plausible-sounding scientific theory and new medical data to make it even more chilling.
I kept thinking, 'What if . . .?' Chilling!

From back cover: 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. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of... DEAN KOONTZ'S FRANKENSTEIN CITY OF NIGHT
They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created -- and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios--once Frankenstein--can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time 'monster' and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison.
Deucalion's centuries-old history began as Victor's first and failed attempt to build the perfect human--and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad 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.
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Cant wait for book 3!!
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Excellent! Put a different twist on the usual Frank stuff. I really liked this book.
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"Of all bestselling authors, Koontz may be the most underestimated by the literary establishment. Book after book, year after year, this author climbs to the top of the charts. Why? His readers know: because he is a master storyteller and a daring writer, and because, in his novels, he gives readers bright hope in a dark world."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Book continues the great story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster. Looking forward to 3rd installment.
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OK, Koontz continues his saga, and leaves you waiting for Vol. III.
The whole story line is like nothing else he has written. I just hate to dangle waiting for the publisher to catch up. One suggestion, read in order.
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I enjoyed the Frankenstein series. Koontz keeps you on the edge and waiting for the nest in the series.
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Maybe it's my distracted state of mind but I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as Frankenstein Prodigal Son . I didn't find it very interesting and found my mind drifting away throughout most of it. I think the thing I liked best about the first book in the series was learning more about the monster but in this book he's more of a secondary character in a cast full of secondary characters. Actually, when I think about it, the action seemed to be more of the main focus of the book than any of the characters and thus was the source of many of my issues with the book. I'm not a big all action/all the time type of reader and like a little more character development than I got here. I am going to pass this one to someone else.
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OK. Follows the tv program word for word.
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Excellent sequel...unexpected ending left me breathless!
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This sequel to Prodigal Son is even more exciting and addicting than the first!
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Wow this is a great series. Couldn't wait to move on...looking forward to the next one...a fresh look at what is/who Frankenstein.
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good read
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Book 2 of a great Koontz set
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In the second of three novels dealing with ancient evil in contemporary New Orleans, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison are left realing from the discovery that Victor Helios, a billionaire scientist, was once Victor Frankenstein, and that his very first creation, now calling himself Deucalion, has come to the city to save the world. For Victor never stopped making new people--his terrifying "New Race." He has created what he THOUGHT was the perfect person...until things go wrong.

The New Race, created to be loyal unto Victor and to not believe in God or any form of supersticion, begin having doubts. The New Race are designed not to kill unless ordered by their creator to do so; but their lust to kill (for they hate human beings) is becoming uncontrollable. And several members of the New Race are changing into unthinkable monstrocities, with the sole desire to destroy and wreck havok.

As O'Connor, Maddison, and Deucalion race to stop Helios's evil plans, they must face the reality that they are too late: that events have been set in motion that may kill everybody in the city of New Orleans...and possibly the rest of the world.
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2nd book in a trilogy. A remake of the old Frankenstein story with a twist. If you read the first one, you can't miss this.
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Love the twist and turns! Can't wait to read the last book to find out how it all ends.
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After reading this 450 pages you will feel ripped off. The plot doesn't move whatsoever from where the book begins. Yes, you 'meet' Victor's latest wife (boring) and that's about it. There is no ending, it just stops. No resolution of anything. Not even a cliffhanger. Very disappointing.