Dec 07, 08
Read in November, 2008
It more or less goes without saying that Koontz books aren't very enjoyable, but this one is actually one of the ones that was relatively fun. It's a pretty basic creature feature. Once the plot is set, you know what you're going to get; there isn't much in the way of suspense.
This novel revisits Koontz's obessesion with secret experiements and genetic tampering. His concerns have not exactly turned out to be prescient. The characters are same basic stock you'll find in any of his work and the writing is lackluster and annoying. The plot revolves around a guy coming back from the dead and mutating into a lobster or something. His valiant and selfless ex-wife must fight him off, with the help of the supportive and understanding new boyfriend. So we're not breaking any new ground here, but still, it's more atmospheric than some of his other novels and not unreadable.