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Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel
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Sep 29, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: high-school, ms-hs
Read in September, 2012

Victor Frankenstein just can't leave well enough alone. He's got to find a way to play God and bring his brother back to life. So begins the second horror adventure of a teen wracked by grief. Oppel brings in the 19th century spiritualism craze, along with a nice nod to Tim Burton's Oogie Boogie (Nightmare Before Christmas). It's the age old battle between good and evil, too.

And the ending is clearly the beginning for another story, one which apparently brings us closer to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It's human nature in all its yin yang forms: love, hatred, jealousy, greed, etc. Seven deadly sins plus all the good stuff that makes us who we are.

I loved it, and I especially loved Victor's comment about 3/4 of the way through: "I can't turn back time." Which is what he is trying to do.

Looking forward to #3.

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