Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Frankenstein experiment...

I can tell you now, that this book is a modern day retelling of the story somehow.  I'm not sure the plot or if the original monster from Frankenstein is the story.  I haven't gotten very far, as I must admit, Koontz has not drawn me in with his language like he usually does.  I don't feel the urgency that I usually feel to finish.

I'm not opposed to modern day retelling's of classic stories.  I've written one or two myself.  But I'm at chapter five and I haven't been hooked yet.

Bad sign.

If' I'm not hooked by now, generally speaking, I won't ever be.  Sadly, I'm considering breaking off from the novel, but my Aunt recommended it, so I'm reluctant to give up.  I do love Koontz tales and that affection warrants a little loyalty.

But I will say, I'm not killing myself looking to find time to read it.

At least not yet.


  1. Nothing more disappointing than a book that doesn't sink its barbs into your skin.

  2. Well, if we're being honest, I absolutely love Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. If you haven't read it, go read it immediately. It is so not what you think it is. So, I had my trepidation's about reading this book. I was given a copy more than a year ago and haven't touched it. Sort of like your reluctance to read Wicked. When you love the original story by the original master mind, why bother with fan fiction?