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Frankenstein by Billie Sue Mosiman
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May 16, 2012

really liked it
Read in May, 2012

I cannot review the story without blowing the plot, but I just want to say that left me feeling confirmed in my view of the world. So, instead, I will talk about the writing.

This is a partially epistolary novel, written in the style of the days when epistolary novels were popular. And here is the interesting thing -- I hate epistolary novels of the period, but I liked this story very much. The author is so disciplined that she kept the writing very much consistent with the language and sentiments expressed in the period novels, but without the tediousness that always seeps into the fictional letters of Romantic/Victorian craftsmanship. Not once did the language jar me out of my disbelief.

This is hardly surprising, as this author is one of the smoothest writers out there. And this holds true in the traditional narrative sections of the book. As a result, this is one fast and fun read.
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