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Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley, Anthony Heald, Simon Templeman, Stefan Rudnicki This classic surprised me with depth of character, even in Frankenstein’s unnamed monster. The actual detail of the life-giving act to Frankenstein’s creation is kept vague and happens without great fanfare. The suspense is built up to the first nefarious deeds of the creature created by Dr. Frankenstein and then held at the high level to very end. Damn good writing. I felt greatly for this mish-mashed animated man; shortly after showing signs of life, he was abandoned by his creator to fend for himself, then humans fear him because of his size and his looks so he has zero friends, and finally he is the only one of his kind. This was an excellent Gothic novel and I am very glad I took the time to explore it. This tale explores the idea of inherent goodness vs. inherent evil and raises the important question of responsibility of life brought into this work (whether a child or mish-mash zombie).