Thursday, December 23, 2010

Review: Frankenstein

FrankensteinFrankenstein by Mary Shelley

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I had a rough time with this book. Due to it's older-English language, Victorian-era dialogue and standards, and slow pacing I wondered the whole time if it was worth finishing.

I'm still wondering that. I guess reading Frankenstein for it's historical significance was worth it. Many other stories and movies have popped up from it's beginnings, but my favorite parts of the current-day retellings aren't there, which made me sad. Since the entire book is basically narrative done in letter form, it was sometimes difficult to tell who was speaking. I thought for a while that Frankenstein was talking when it was in fact the monster.

At any rate, I'm glad I read it, but I doubt I'd put this book on the short list to read again.

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