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Bloody Bookaholic's Commandment:

Thou Shall Read Till Thy Eyes Bleed

Sunday 19 April 2009

Classic Time

Title: Frankenstein
Author: Mary Shelley
Pages: 280 pages
Tags: Horror, Classic Literature
Recommended to: Classic readers
Rating: <3<3<3

"If I cannot create love, I will cause fear"

Frankenstein is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. This book is about a scientist, Victor, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of a man, but larger than average and more powerful. In popular culture, people have tended to refer to the creature as "Frankenstein", despite this being the name of the scientist. 

This story is a very interesting one about what happens when a man wants to play "God". I liked the whole concept of the book. It shows the ugly part of being human. Shallowness seems to be a big point in the novel. Just because the monster wasn't perfect, or even remotely pretty, the people didn't want any to do with it. It kinda reminds me of Quasimodo in a way. We are afraid of everything we cannot explain, that is a given fact and I cant help but wonder, if only one person, just one, would have shown understanding maybe things would have turned out different not only for Victor, but for the monster too.  Oh and I'm in the monster's side, no matter what he did. This is a "Be careful what you wish for" and "If you are going to create life, at least take care of it" kinda book. 

1 comment:

  1. I started this back in college, never finished it. Kind of a good reminder to finish it though--thanks!


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