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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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it was amazing
bookshelves: classics, audio, own, new-authors-read-2017, first-read-2017, read-2017, fiction, sci-fi

It's not until more than a third of the book that it gets interesting. The prose is flowery. All the characters are melodramatic.

I loved it.

The set up is necessary. The book does drone on at times, but it's well-written. The characters are unrealistic, but the book is about ideas rather than the characters, so that's OK.

That being said, both Frankenstein and the monster are superb characters. Their dialogs are the highlights, and both have great moments in the novel.

The fact that Mary Shelley wrote this at 18-19 is astounding. Off the top of my head, that makes this the greatest book ever written by a teenager.
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Reading Progress

April 3, 2016 – Shelved
April 3, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
April 3, 2016 – Shelved as: classics
January 17, 2017 – Started Reading
January 17, 2017 – Shelved as: audio
January 17, 2017 – Shelved as: own
January 17, 2017 – Shelved as: new-authors-read-2017
January 23, 2017 –
40.0% "Finally going to hear about the monster!"
January 28, 2017 –
90.0%
January 29, 2017 – Shelved as: first-read-2017
January 29, 2017 – Finished Reading
March 4, 2017 – Shelved as: read-2017
April 10, 2017 – Shelved as: fiction
April 10, 2017 – Shelved as: sci-fi

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