Book Reviews of Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Author: Mary Shelley
ISBN-13: 9780553212471
ISBN-10: 0553212478
Publication Date: 6/1/1984
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 232 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Not as Horror-y as I had imagined, slow moving and moving, HAHA. Would reccomend this for people who like classic Lit rather than stuff Steven King writes.
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I guess I based my presumption of this book on all the movies. Frankenstein is not the creature who I thought he was. I found myself feeling sorry for him. Wishing that someone would reach out to him. Mary Shelley left it to your imagination on really what he looked like. I enjoyed this portion to. The book was exquisitely written. I felt I was actually transported to this era. Enjoyed it very much.
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Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewer's favorite) edition, "The strong black and whites of the main text [illustrations] are dark and brooding, with unremitting shadows and stark contrasts. But the central conversation with the monster--who owes nothing to the overused movie image but is rather the novel's charnel-house composite--is where [Barry] Moser's illustrations show their greatest power ... The viewer can all but smell the powerful stench of the monster's breath as its words spill out across the page. Strong book-making for one of the world's strongest and most remarkable books."
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great book. my copy is slightly water damaged but is still in good shape and definitely readable.