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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
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Nov 08, 11

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Read from October 12 to November 08, 2011

I know this is a classic, and the themes and ideas were highly innovative and thought-provoking, especially for the time. My rating is based purely on enjoyment factor. I've never been a fan of the Romantic period, and this was a prime example of it. The language was so exclamatory! The sentiments so deeply felt (and maudlin)! No nuance here. Still and all, you've got to read it at least once . . . but perhaps not twice (do as I say, not as I do).

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message 1: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I had a tough time wading through this one. I think I liked it in high school (which makes sense considering the adolescent tendency toward sentimentality and drama). I liked it much less this time.

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