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    Posted: January/24/2010 at 7:24am
I didn't care for this one as much as I did the first two. I did like the fact that DK left some unfinished business and he can wrap it up in a fourth book.

Too much Jocko. My biggest problem with this book is you have a creature born from another creature which was made from another creature, and yet the latest creature has the mentality of a 5 year old. You had a great alternate villain in Werner, but he dies in the fire, or so we are led to believe. Then you have the introduction to another great alternate villain in Chameleon, just to have him killed a few chapters later by the creature with the 5 year old mentality.

Victor was hardly mentioned until the end. Deucalion had the same fate in this book. I know there are other aspects of the story that need to be told and dicovered, but Deucalion is the centerpeice of the story.

I am still looking forward to Book:4.
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I was expecting Deucalion to have a bigger part in the entire series than he ended up having. I was surprised. I very much enjoyed all 3 books about the same. I've read other reviews that were annoyed by Jocko but he was one of my favorite characters. I could identify with Erika many times and I wanted a Jocko for my own! There are going to be more than 4 books I believe.

What did you think of the last paragraph Slim with it's reference to Brother Odd? I'm left wondering what was the time frame of Deucalion's arrival to the monastery...was it before or after Odd's arrival?

Have you ever read The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis?

I also believe that these books would work nicely as one volume instead of 3.
I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.

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I too am wondering about the time frame that Deucalion showed up at the monestary. Odd Thomas and Deucalion would be a great crime fighting duo.

I will have to check into the Lewis book.
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I'll probably wait for LOST SOULS to come out, then read all four Frankestein books in a row.

I've heard a lot of disappointment expressed at the third one. I must admit I wasn't that crazy about the second, but I LOVED the first one.
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Well, I have been mis-spelling monastery wrong my entire life and nobody thought they should tell me? Well, I am not going back to fix them all!
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