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by Mary Shelley
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Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it 5 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.
Kell's Reading Realm
Kell's Reading Realm rated it 5 years ago
The only saving grace is I chose to get the audio and had Dan Stevens read it to me during my morning commute. I would never had finished it otherwise. Not a fan of this classic.
LindaLeest rated it 5 years ago
This is the first time i've read Frankenstein, or even my first experience with Frankenstein since i've never seen one of the film addaptions either.I wanted to read a classic gothic novel for a while, so I decided to buy this book, because it was on the Rory Gilmore reading challenge, i've seen a b...
chadschimke rated it 5 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...
mattries37315 rated it 5 years ago
A Tale of Two Monsters Nearly 200 years ago, Mary Shelley described how Victor Frankenstein achieved the seemingly impossible in creating life and how afterwards both he and his creation hurtled into a downward spiral. “Frankenstein” was the first piece of literature that would later become part ...
What I am reading
What I am reading rated it 5 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 6 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...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 6 years ago
Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus (the original 1818 version) by Mary Shelley is not easy to read. The story of Victor Frankenstein and his Monster is dark and dense and takes time to get through. For me, the biggest surprise in the book is the “human” nature of the Monster. For all its surprise...
Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it 6 years ago
Victor Frankenstein has lived a charmed life. When he leaves behind Geneva for the colleges of Ingolstodt and his study of the natural sciences he is excited and gifted. Before three years are out he has surpassed all his teachers have to teach him and endeavors to discover the secret of life. To th...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it 6 years ago
An expedition to the north finds Victor Frankenstein floating in the sea, and the captain then relates his tale.This book is massively overrated. Frankenstein comes across as a whiny, petualant, self-centred character with no redeeming features.I'm not sure if it was the original intent, but his cre...
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