From the Bookshelf of You'll love this one...!! A book club & more

Frankenstein
by
Start date
June 26, 2012
Finish date
July 31, 2012
Discussion
Book Group: Preparation
Why we're reading this
July 2012 - Classic Science Fiction Group Themed Read

Find A Copy At

Group Discussions About This Book

February 2015 - Book Voting
By Kat , Moderator · 1 post · 48 views
last updated Jan 25, 2015 02:34AM
February 2015 - Book Nominations
By Kat , Moderator · 45 posts · 72 views
last updated Jan 24, 2015 10:50AM
showing 10 of 26 topics    view all »
Other topics mentioning this book
This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you currently reading and why? (CLOSED)
By Jenny , Group Creator - Honorary Moderator · 4394 posts · 2950 views
last updated Sep 20, 2012 09:32AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. What have you just bought? (CLOSED)
By Jenny , Group Creator - Honorary Moderator · 1172 posts · 358 views
last updated Sep 20, 2012 09:39AM
Biblioguilt: classics you hate and trash you love
By Cecily · 53 posts · 106 views
last updated Dec 21, 2014 08:52AM
July's Theme = classic science fiction - master list - and the winners!
By Cheryl · 22 posts · 65 views
last updated Jun 28, 2012 07:18AM
July's GTR - A Canticle for Leibowitz
By Cheryl · 33 posts · 69 views
last updated Aug 02, 2012 01:23PM
July's Discussion of the Theme - Classic Science Fiction
By Cheryl · 21 posts · 64 views
last updated Aug 04, 2012 11:47AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. October Toppler Coming Up!
By Judy · 271 posts · 78 views
last updated Oct 13, 2012 09:09PM
Pragya's Crazy OcToppler!
By Pragya · 50 posts · 21 views
last updated Oct 24, 2012 02:10AM
January 2013 Challenge - Let me tell you a story...
By Rusalka , Moderator · 225 posts · 221 views
last updated Jan 13, 2013 05:40PM
neenee's low octane alphabet challenge
By Neenee · 131 posts · 117 views
last updated Dec 25, 2013 10:23PM

What Members Thought

Stephen
Though I've been familiar with this story since I was child scared witless by the "monster movie" classic, I'd never actually read the classic novel on which it was based. Now, that I've amended that shortcoming, I can say that I enjoyed the book and can see it's genius as an original Gothic thriller but I think some of the later treatments actually made it a better story.

Victor Frankenstein was a bit of a whiner and from some of his later quotes it appeared that he'd learned nothing from his o
...more
Christopher
[Re-read] I loved reading this in high school over 25 years ago, but I didn't remember much of it, besides the ending. It turns out I still love it. The language is fantastic. The nature scenes are beautiful. The intense emotions of the main characters are great. And there's so much to take away from it thematically.

There's a great example of a mise en abyme device at the center of the novel: the monster's story within a story, where he narrates his initial self-awareness, his acquisition of lan
...more
Chick_Flick
Great, am glad that I read this. Never knew that Frankenstein actually referred to the creator and not the monster himself as is commonly thought. The book holds up well even in present times. A great horror read, especially if you are into psychological horror.
Sarah Honenberger
Old-fashioned style and language made it hard to finish, story is fascinating and in the historical context of author's life, it was very interesting reading.
Susan
The Monster walking on the ice: a perennial image.
Jenny
Sep 09, 2014 Jenny marked it as to-read
Melissa Helwig
Jun 08, 2013 Melissa Helwig marked it as to-read
Leslie
Oct 11, 2012 Leslie marked it as to-read
Shelves: classics, ebook, horror
Robin
Jul 02, 2012 Robin marked it as to-read
Sara
Feb 09, 2011 Sara marked it as to-read
Venessa
Jun 21, 2010 Venessa marked it as to-read
Terri Suzie
May 24, 2009 Terri Suzie marked it as to-read
Shelves: tbr-owned
Jaime
Feb 16, 2009 Jaime marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7
1225

You'll love this one...!! A book club & more