Erik Erickson's Reviews > Frankenstein

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Apr 01, 12

bookshelves: fiction, prose
Read from March 22 to April 01, 2012

Everything you could hope it would be: a classic, quintessential horror in the truest sense of the word, not the debased modern version applied to films of merely gruesome creation; deep and wonderful in its description of humanity and the misery that accompanies it. I can only assume that this must be the prototype used by Lovecraft to build his mythos. It is certainly superior, and very unique from all of the various brain-dead adaptations into film and other media that are perversions of this great novel.

I have only one complaint: the effort it took my brain to read through its densely descriptive prose, most likely weakened by simpler writing, which lead to it taking me an embarrassingly long amount of time to read, despite its physically small size.
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message 1: by Frankie (new)

Frankie Good review, "despite its physically small size" (twss). But seriously, nothing better than a grotesque creature crawling about wondering whether God's laws apply to him...


message 2: by Erik (last edited Apr 02, 2012 02:17PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Erik Erickson thx. yeah, it's a fascinating conundrum. i felt very sad for the "monster." i think his request was a reasonable one.


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