Christina's Reviews > Frankenstein

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Oct 12, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: book-club

I know this is a classic, and the themes and ideas were highly innovative and thought-provoking, especially for the time. My rating is based purely on enjoyment factor. I've never been a fan of the Romantic period, and this was a prime example of it. The language was so exclamatory! The sentiments so deeply felt (and maudlin)! No nuance here. Still and all, you've got to read it at least once . . . but perhaps not twice (do as I say, not as I do).

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Frankenstein.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

October 12, 2011 – Started Reading
October 12, 2011 – Shelved
October 12, 2011 – Shelved as: book-club
November 8, 2011 – Finished Reading

Comments (showing 1-1 of 1) (1 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

Amanda I had a tough time wading through this one. I think I liked it in high school (which makes sense considering the adolescent tendency toward sentimentality and drama). I liked it much less this time.

back to top