Friday, August 23, 2013

Book Review: Frankenstein


Name of Book:  Frankenstein

Author:  Mary Shelley
Frankenstein

Summary:  From BN.com:  The epic battle between man and monster reaches its greatest pitch in the famous story of FRANKENSTEIN. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor himself to the very brink. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship …and horror.

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator

What I Liked:  This book was a classic one, obviously.  I’m glad I read it.  It’s a very interesting story that changes perspective throughout, just enough to get both sides of the story.

What I Didn’t Like:  The introduction of the monster is very anticlimactic.  Sorry.  If you are expecting something like out of the movies, forget it. 

Overall Thoughts:  This is not only a weird book, but also really sad.  It’s sad for the doctor, sad for his family, and sad for the monster.  Who would have thought a monster would have feelings?

Final Rating:  Silver Star

Recommended?:  Yes, you must read this book if you haven’t.  Don’t let the language of a classic book scare you away.

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