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Wortmagieblog rated it 9 months ago
„Frankenstein“ (Untertitel: „The Modern Prometheus“) von Mary Shelley ist meiner Meinung nach Pflichtlektüre, interessiert man sich für Fantastik- und Science-Fiction-Literatur. 1818 anonym erstveröffentlicht, entwickelte es sich zu Shelleys bekanntestem Werk, das die Pop-Kultur wie kein zweites prä...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 years ago
It is said that Frankenstein is about the horror and despair of giving birth. Mary Shelley wrote it after a dream she had, a dream that occurred after an evening of ghosts in Geneva. It also occurred after miscarriage and a death of a child. Upon reading Mary Shelley’s diaries, one cannot help bu...
Lillelara rated it 2 years ago
I have finally conquered Frankenstein. And it has been okay. There are things that I Iike about this book and there are things that I don´t like about it. The descriptions of the nature, the landscapes and the wheather are splendid and the story of the creature is heartbreaking. You cannot help but ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
So, after having spent the past weekend and the better part of last night and today tying up half a dozen half-finished bingo reads that, naturally, hadn't shown any progress whatsoever while I was exiled on planet work overload, for the time being I'm back on track. And thus I am happy to finally ...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 2 years ago
This is the first time I read the classic Frankenstein. I've seen movies and read variations. They always make the monster seem so relatable. However, after reading the original story, I find the monster to be malevolent and detestable. It wasn't his fault that Victor gave him life and made him hide...
Jennifer's BOOooOOOks
Jennifer's BOOooOOOks rated it 2 years ago
A classic and groundbreaking novel expertly narrated by Dan Stevens. I haven't read this since high school, and so I had forgotten a lot. Add in the lovely narration, and it was like experiencing the story for the first time all over again. It did get a little overly descriptive at times though.
chadschimke rated it 3 years ago
FRANKENSTEIN - This horror story has elements of mystery, supernatural, a gloomy setting and a character that bridges the worlds of the living and undead. The result is arguably the most identified classic gothic novel. The genesis of Frankenstein came to Mary Shelley in a dream. She was a part of a...
Linda78 rated it 3 years ago
Oh, Victor, Victor, Victor. SMH.To quote Ian Malcolm, "You were so preoccupied with whether or not you could, you didn't stop to think if you should."And you really should have stopped to think, dude. Because you done screwed up, son.This was not at all what I expected. I can see why movies and tv s...
What I am reading
What I am reading rated it 3 years ago
Frankenstein is a very good book and I am truely amazed by the talent of Mary Shelley (her writing style is so much better than that of her husband). The beginning was a bit tedious in my opinion (and parts of the final chapter as well), maybe due to the fact that I haven't read much 19th century ...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 3 years ago
I saw the film Babadook the other day, and thought about it as I read Frankenstein. A review of the film that I read online made the following interesting observation: “Zero-sum” is a term from game theory. Broadly, it describes a situation where the only possible result of conflict is that one side...
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