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Confessions of the Creature by Gary Inbinder
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Apr 12, 12

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Read from April 09 to 12, 2012

Perspective is required from the creature Victor Frankenstein created in Mary Shelley's colossal work of gothic fiction written when she was only eighteen. Imagined in a dream as a result of a proposition from Lord Byron to his villa guests in Geneva, Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" revealed truths about human nature, disclosed the ugliness that hides behind romantic illusion, and illustrated the power of evil. Unlike her familiar story ending, suppose the creature did not suicide after the death of his creator aboard the ice-clogged ship in the Barents Sea...

Could there have been a transformation from hideous to attractive, isolative to welcomed, shadowy figure to charismatic leader, and rejected to object of love? What would be the creature's perspective toward science's mastery over the forces of nature? Would he experience and live-out the principle of life which is love, not hate?

How would he reconcile Frankenstein's dark heart with the hope of love's future victory, and would Mary Shelley translate his creation into faithful prose?

Gary Inbinder, with competence and caring restoration, has galvanized the creature in the saga of CONFESSIONS OF THE CREATURE. He has given the creature and readers who imagine more for the hated soul, an ennobled life. Highly Recommended!

Thank you Gary Inbinder and Fireship Press for sending me a copy of CONFESSIONS OF THE CREATURE, a work of historical fiction, for review.
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