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Morality of Koontz’s Frankenstein

February 11, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

I only discovered Dean Koontz a few years ago but I have enjoyed reading his books.  One of my favorites are his Odd Thomas.  So last year, I decided to try his Frankenstein series.   Although the last book was not nearly the quality of the first few.  Since I read these on my kindle, I highlighted a few things which I put together here.
Frankenstein: City of Night “He had been designed to be the ultimate materialist and then had been required to care about anything other than himself. Why should he concern himself about more than his own needs—except that his maker would terminate him if he disobeyed? Why should it matter to him that the New Race ascended, considering that this world had no transcendent meaning? What was the purpose of liquidating humanity and achieving dominion over all of nature, what was the purpose of then venturing out to the stars, if all of nature—to every end of the universe—was just a dumb machine with no point to its design? Why strive to be the king of nothing? Benny had been created to be a man of action, always moving and doing and killing. He hadn’t been designed to think this much about philosophical issues.”
“They would find relief from loneliness, meaninglessness. But the relief came only during the feeding, during the drinking and the sex. After, the anguish would return like a hammer, driving the nail deeper, deeper, deeper. Which they always forgot. Because they needed to forget.”

Frankenstein: Dead or Alive “You were never a madman during any moment of your diabolical work. You were wicked from the moment of your first intention, rotten with pride, your every desire venomous and unwholesome, your every act corrupt, your arrogance unbridled, your cruelty inexhaustible, your soul bargained away for power over others, your heart empty of feeling. You were evil, not mad, and you thrived on evil, it was your sustenance.”

Frankenstein: Lost Souls “The only morality was efficiency. The only immorality was inefficiency.”

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