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User Review  - jljaina - LibraryThing

An interesting tale filled drawn out in the elegant prose of the era in which it is written. Full of depth and emotions one does not often see in today's literature. Yet there are a few things that ... Read full review

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User Review  - baswood - LibraryThing

Everybody thinks they know the story of Frankenstein, although many will have not read the book. They will have most likely seen one of the many film versions or will have at least some idea of what ... Read full review

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User Review  - leabharlannagra - LibraryThing

Widely considered to be the first SF work, Frankenstein deals with the "responsibility and consequences of human creation (Bomarito & Whitaker, 2006)." This theme is underscored by Shelley's ... Read full review

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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

Frankenstein is one of those "you may think you know the story" books ... the idea of this book sort of gets ingrained at some point, but reading it you discover it's not really like that at all. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - zoeernie - LibraryThing

I don't think I had any idea how much I would enjoy this book. Of course, the films focus on the monster terrorizing the village, but the book is more about the creator's internal struggles and ... Read full review

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User Review  - thewalkinggirl - LibraryThing

Loved the beginning, it was creepy and fun in a Lovecraftian sort of way. The middle, when we learn more about Frankenstein and his creature, was kind of interesting in a humanist/existentialist sort ... Read full review

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User Review  - lesserlady - LibraryThing

Norton Critical editions are almost always amazing. This is no exception. The supplementary reading adds so much to the experience of this wonderful novel on the human condition and it's relationship ... Read full review

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User Review  - Renz0808 - LibraryThing

I have seen the numerous reproductions of the Frankenstein theme and I felt like I was rather familiar with the plot. Recently, I realized that I am a bit ashamed that I have yet to read this book for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing

Weirdly, I've managed to go this long reading and studying science fiction without reading Frankenstein. But now I've read the archetypal scientist story-- and Brian Aldiss goes even further, in ... Read full review

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User Review  - slarsoncollins - LibraryThing

Wow. What a book. Just goes to show things aren't always black and white, but that there are many shades of gray in between. The story centers around Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant scientist, who ... Read full review


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