14th out of 75 books — 8 voters
Frankenstein (Raintree Short Classics Series)
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...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Raintree
(first published June 28th 1991)
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Jul 20, 2007 Laura rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who'd like to know the story as SHE intended it.
This is an excellent book. You don't know anything about Frankenstein if you haven't read this book. I guess you might be surprised that it was a woman who created the Frankenstein monster, but if you read the original, you'll understand that there is so much more to the story than society would portray through spinoffs and cartoons...
I can't believe I didn't read this book until recently. A classic that deserves its status as a classic and that is still relevant today to fears about scientific progress and where or whether to draw a line between legitimate scientific investigation and playing God.
Nov 19, 2007 Draco3seven Crawdady rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Western lovers of Marijuana
I can't remember much... the parts that I do were good... and the parts that I don't make me... not make sens of the story... So I would say 5 stars but memory not clear... maybe because I use-to smoke a lot ganja???