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Publisher: Penguin Books
Page Count: 273
Fiction Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gothic
Dates Read: May 8-9, 2015
At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I was expecting a story similar to The Picture of Dorian Gray, in which the narrative just drug on and on and on. This was quite different. The book was engaging beginning to end. I was most surprised by the monster. The depiction of him that we typically see in movies, TV, and other stories show him as a monster. In the book it is the opposite of that. From start to end I sympathized with the monster and the simple things in life that he wanted. It was remarkable to be on the journey with Frankenstein as he treks across the world in search of revenge. This easily was added to my all-time favorite bookshelf.
I give this a 5 out of 5 stars.