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The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful.
Nice to finally read the book after so many film adaptations. Loaded with gothic angst it's less the grisly gothic horror with monsters and mad scientists than an evocation of a harrowing Victorian world, where Victor Frankenstein watches helplessly as one by one his loved ones are snatched cruelly and suddenly by untimely death. Victor and his progeny chase each other across continents both intent on the destruction of their enemy until they ultimately come to an understanding, but all too late. It's a desperate yarn of shattered hopes and the destructiveness of human nature.
Review of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"
This is one of the Best books I've ever read, next to Stoker, Tolkien, Jack London and Agatha Christie, Ms Shelley wins a spot in my favourites shelf. Those who love reading MUST, it is absolutely imperative that you must read it, I'm only fifteen and I loved it!
Reading this book has been nothing short of a journey, both for myself as the reader and for the characters in the book. Without giving too much away I will say that the ending was actually very sad, and not one that I had expected. In documenting the joys and sorrows faced by the characters in the novel, Shelley touched on a number of themes: Companionship, Love and Loss, Isolation, the meaning of life and the pursuit for happiness. These themes mix with each other to form what has been an enjoyable read. I would highly recommend this book.