Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Cross of Frankenstein by Robert J. Myers

The Cross of Frankenstein
by Robert J. Myers
J.B. Lippincott 1975

Victor Frankenstein's secret son is recruited, and later kidnapped, by an orgiastic religious cult in America to produce the synthetic blood for the wounded Frankenstein Monster.

The prose is suitably old-timey, while the story has an adventure pulp feel, only stretched out to paperback length.  This was a titch tiresome through the first half of the book, which punctuated the capture/escape cycle with an extended rock climbing sequence.

At this point I was not expecting the Frankenpenis to make an appearance, but it does, as the monster bones Victor's gal during an orgy.  Things pick up after this, with Victor making his escape after blowing everybody up.

There's a weird moral tone of guilt to the whole book.  Victor is clearly not a nice man, but given that he's kidnapped and faced with a plot to create an army of undead, I'd give him a little leeway in the whole "blowing people up" department.

Paperback from AbeBooks

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