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Frankenstein The Graphic Novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Jan 13, 2011

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bookshelves: graphic-novel-manga
Read from January 13 to 17, 2011

Summary: This graphic novel retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel uses illustrations as well as the original text to bring Frankenstein to life...sorry, no pun intended.

Verdict: Great for the library or middle school English classroom.

Yay!: The illustrations are always excellent and occasionally beautiful, with plenty of gore for those interested in such things. The monster is both pitiable and truly creepy. Keeping the original text rather than offering a dumbed-down adaptation gives the book weight and credence.

Nay!: Occasionally the text feels excessive for a graphic novel. Younger and reluctant readers especially may have trouble slogging through Shelley's writing style. Also, while the interior art is a treat, the bleak, low-contrast cover is a snooze.

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Reading Progress

01/17/2011 page 47
33.0% "I may be indelicate for mentioning this, but the Frankenstein monster in this rendition is seriously packing in the codpiece area. Ahem."

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