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Book review of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

To begin with this review the main character tells the story of the monster that he has created. Shelley does a great job for writing in first person, I did have a hard time with the reading of it because it is in old English something that takes some time to get use to. For the details of the story Shelley does a great job with the putting together of the scenes of the book.


For this is one of the classic books that has inspired many authors who have since written horror novels and stories. The story is a simply one and stays on the point of the monster that has been created. Like any good book there is a few side stories that take place.


The first part of that side story is how the book begins with an explorer writing letters back home when this stranger comes into contact with his ship. So, in a way the book I feel is the story that the Captain of the ship is telling through his letters home. At the end of the book, Shelley makes an ending that is worth noting for and a nice surprise.


All in all, I did enjoy the read and to read something with old English was fun. I know that if I was writing a horror novel, this book would have some way of leaking into it. Maybe my evil doctor reading the book as he kills the good guy. The odd time bad guys got to win in my thinking.


The next book that I am going to be reading is The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, going with a spiritual book this time.

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