The first work of science fiction, this story challenges readers to remove the abstractions of fantasy to seriously consider the meaning of the ideas put forth. What responsibility does a creator have to its sentient creations? How can a being exiled from society, based solely upon what they look like, ever be kind? Set some time aside to explore these and other questions for yourself in this cultural touchstone: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Classic Worth Reading
Pretty good classic. Though the language can be a bit confusing to some readers. It is possible to let past it and still enjoy the story. It does drag a bit in the middle when (spoiler alert) the monster sits down with Frankenstein and discusses the family in the cabin he stalked. That part dragged on a bit more than needed. That aside though, this was such a fun book to read.
I downloaded the book because I always found the story interesting (one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen is “Young Frankenstein”), but this book was a slow read because it was told in formal English. To me, if it was told in contemporary English, it would have been more enjoyable. I powered through it, though.
so i had to read this for honors english but it honestly really made an impact. for all that i had heard about this novel, never in a million years would i have expected the contents to be about humanity and grief and companionship and overall emotional, impactful themes. mary shelley truly is a genius and i cannot wait to reread this book !!