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Frankenstein Diaries

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published November 5th 1980 by Viking
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Tracy Terry
Jul 21, 2014 Tracy Terry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though a work of fiction because of the foreward in which we are led to believe that the legend that is Frankenstein is far from a legend and a prologue depicting 'the only known portrait of Frankenstein' its all too easy to believe that these are in fact the reproduction of a 'tattered bundle of ancient, decaying papers' sent to the author by a Swiss colleague ten years ago, some 150 years after the original story was penned.

Purporting to shed light onto the 1818 novel by Mary Shelley, whilst I
Feb 02, 2008 Medeyle rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Medeyle by: randomly found in used bookstore
This is an inventive and lavishly illustrated reworking of the classic Frankenstein tale, as told through Victor's own diaries and drawings. It's not quite the monster you remember, but a dramatic re-shuffling that makes the original seem overwritten. I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys this story. A review with photos http://graphicinterventions.blogspot.....
I'm pretty sure this book is just a record of Viktor's first person narrative within Shelley's text. An interesting read, as you get to see the condensed evolution of the monster's life and Viktor's struggles with reality/sanity/morality, but it also excises some of the major story arcs - which detracts from the overarching purpose of the novel. Also, it has some creepy illustrations.
Lewis McCallum
Sep 02, 2015 Lewis McCallum rated it really liked it
An interesting adaptation of the story of Frankenstein in the form of the supposed real life events of the real Viktor Frankenstein. All in all well written and a rather enjoyable story.
Jul 16, 2013 Tim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
An absolutely brilliant read, if you loved Mary Shelley's masterpiece, and the only book that has ever made me feel jittery whilst reading in broad daylight (on my lunch break)!
Jun 21, 2016 Sabina rated it really liked it
This was a very interesting read. The history and story behind the famous Frankenstein.
I would recomend this book to anyone who likes the stories.
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Shelves: classics
A reallly lovely book
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