Time for Another Review! Really – I’m going to have to do a few more of these so I can get caught up. 🙂
#44 – Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Epic, Classics
Page Numbers: 134 pages, though that is my Kindle standards
Dates Read: 8/11/14 – 8/16/14
Plot in three lines or less: Victor Frankenstein takes it upon himself to be the first to create new life. But when he does, he’s not as prepared for it as he thought he would be. The creation of his “monster” ends up destroying everything he holds dear.
New read or re-read? Believe it or not, it was a new read for me. I know! Can you believe I’ve never actually read it before either? How did I manage to get to almost 34 years old and NOT read it? Simply – it was never part of the required reading I was supposed to do when I was in high school. And I’m sorry for that, because it means 1) I missed out on a LOT of things and 2) I have a LOT of catching up to do.
Would you read it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would definitely read it again, and would recommend it to others.
Why did I pick it up? I picked this up because Pemberley Digital, a business near and dear to my heart, announced earlier this year that they’d be doing a series on Frankenstein. I had wanted to read the book before their video series came out. Unfortunately, I didn’t remember the exact date, and no sooner had I decided that this would be my next read when I realized the series was going to be starting the week after I finished reading. So it meant I put on a burst of reading speed and read this as quickly as I could, so I would have some time before trying to follow Pemberley’s version. You can find more information about that series here, though I plan on doing a write up on this sort of thing in an up and coming #write31days entry.
Other Notes: I was in the middle of reading this book when I realized that one of my best friends was also attempting to read it at practically the exact same time, and for the exact same reason no less! Upon further discussion, it was revealed however, that she was reading a different version of the book, one that was an “uncensored” version, so to speak. The next time I read this book, I think I will spring the $.99 that it costs for the Kindle version (especially since my version was FREE) and read this one instead, to get a better idea and understanding of the original text.
One other item of note: as I was reading this book, I felt like it was an old fashion book form of Inception. It is a tale of a tale told within a tale. It takes some time getting used to the writing style, and if you don’t follow along, you might get lost along the way. But it is still a very good read and story nonetheless.
Grand Total: 101
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