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I am sad to see this series end. This book was the best of what was a great series, but you do not want to start here. Don't worry, all the books are great.
I am constantly amazed at what Koontz can cram into one book. Most authors would be happy to write a book about one of these things. Here is a short list of ideas and people mentioned in this book; Alien Invasion, Johnny Depp, nano animals,cocoons, Robert A. Heinlein, Orson Wells, H.G. Wells, War of the Worlds, Black Holes, The Big Bang, Jules Verne, Stephen Hunter, angels, Armageddon, lots of guns, hive people, clones, replicas, Village of the Damned, Prophesy, tongue with an eye, ear with teeth, Louis L' Amour, telaportation, pulp fiction hero, cyber cowboy and Mary Shelly.
With all that, the characters make the story. My favorite was Jocko, who started life as a tumor. He likes to pirouette. Then there is the smart mouth Hobo, who says he is so smart that every two months they have to open his skull and take out some brain so new brain can grow. He says if you make him mad he will cut you open and rearrange your insides to the point that you will have to piss out your left ear. He has a million of these and he is teamed up with a Forrest Gump like character who serves as his straight man. There are plenty more, those were just my favorite two.
There is also wisdom in the book, such as the story of the spider and the fly, which I really liked. On change Koontz says that some people can't tell the difference between constructive and deconstructive change.
There is lost more that I just don't have room for here.
The Narrator is excellent, excellent, excellent. I have no doubt that he made the book even better then it was written, which was excellent.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
I started with Frankenstein, Lost Souls, which I thoroughly enjoyed, except that it left the reader in the middle of the story. That book led me into this one, which was, basically, a continuation of the same book.
I enjoyed book five, but must disagree with other commentators about the conslusion. I thought Dean could have been a little more "edgy,", "creative," or whatever you want to call it to bring this series to a conclusion.
No offense to the others and certainly no offense to Dean Koontz, but the depth and breath of this story could have generated more to bring it to a close. The story had all kinds of threads that I thought would lead to an end.
Still, I was satisfied with the book and would certainly recommend it .
I am going back to listen to the first three books in the series. I guess, I'll consider it a "prequel."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
All very good books, I listened to number 4 first, mistake, while they do work individual, they are obviously best in order.
I listen to loads of books and rarey find the time or inclination to write a review. This one is different - I found the content and narration spot on. It was one of those that I didn't want to switch off.
A great ending to the series with a narrator who really set the scene and lived the characters.