October 7, 2009

This Old Thing?: Frankenstein

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Okay, so that's not the best cover ever for such an awesome book but that's what I got. Don't let it fool you into thinking it's got Abbott and Costello running around shouting "Frankie". It's a serious book about science and man's desire to meddle in things he should not. The title refers to not the monster but to the man or maybe the monster is the man.

I picked this one up back in the olden days of university for a project on 19th century female writers. I was hooked on the book and Mary Shelley. What a tragic life she had. I've had this book in every house I've lived in.

Frankenstein was last week's winner of The Great Wednesday Compare and defends it's title against Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde this week. Go vote!

6 comments :

  1. Thanks for the link.

    By the way, I love the new look here.

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  2. I love Frankenstein! One of my favorite books! And I love your new page Chris!! It looks fantastic :)

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  3. Frankenstein was a really interesting book and not at all what I'd expected. Have you read Gertrude Stein's review of it? I think it's GS.

    The new look is nice!

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  4. Ooooh, I love this book so much - it's one of my all-time favourite gothic books. :)

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  5. Bluestocking- I need to read it again.

    John & Chris- Thanks!

    Carrie- I might have. I had to do a bunch of research for it but don't remember what.

    Court- Perfect for this time of year.

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