Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

First and foremost, I would like to thank Hastings for allowing me to buy this book new for 5 dollars.

Secondly I would like to thank Simon & Schuster for publishing this book
And finally I need to thank Mary Shelley( may she rest in peace) for writing a book that can last throughout the generations.

When I grabbed this book off the shelf, I was expecting more of a horror story than anything else. But in a weird way, the book is a tragic love story ( not ROMANCE).

The protagonist of the story, Victor Frankenstein, is found on a traveling block of ice in the middle of the Arctic Ocean by an adventurer. The whole story is written in a journal by the captain of the ship to his sister. Victor Frankenstein is retelling his story of his creation.

It all begins when Frankenstein discovers the process of creating life. He decides to play God and creates a beastly "human" from spare parts and his mysterious recipe for life.

But after he births his monster, he is appalled by it and banishes it away.

The distressed (and probably scared) beast flees to the woods where he discovers a family residing in a small hut. From watching them, he learns how to read and talk. After a long period of distantly attaching to the family, Frankenstein decides to introduce himself by meeting the blind old father alone. But when the children arrive home they rudely shew him off and he is left alone again.

To solve his loneliness, he decides to return to his creator and force him create a wife for him...... or else.

This book to me, is definitely worth reading. The novel wasn't popular when it first was published, but it is probably one of the most wide- known now, along with Dracula ( which I am reading, it will be rated in a few days). If you pass by this book you are missing out.

I give Frankenstein 4 stars out of 5. It may not be in my top 5 books, but it is for sure in the top 10.

If you don't feel that Frankenstein is a book you will enjoy, read it anyways, then go to the New York Times Bestseller's List and take a look at those titles. Or you could even go to

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