Classic books are the most famous books that were written down in history as an epic. They are the topic of books discussion. They are the topic of conversations between readers. Most of us usually lie about reading them, don’t tell me you didn’t lie about reading Jane Eyre or the Alchemist?? Did you?? Please tell me I am not the only weirdo here.
Well, I stopped lying and started reading them so here I present to you book number 5 of the 88 classic novels challenge where I read 88 famous classics and review them. After you. 😊
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Before starting, a note for new readers and a reminder for old ones. This is the 5th review. Do check out the other 4 books and do try them too. You will find them on my blog’s menu @Magical BookLush. Go check them out.
Note: I recently read the 5th book of my challenge, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly and decided to rate and review it in my opinion, I don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings and if I get rude comments or trolling on my blog, you will be banned and blocked plus action will be taken against you so if you don’t like me writing about a famous book, I suggest you take your eyes somewhere else. I am not allowing trolling here, monsieur.
So let’s start, shall we?
Author: Mary Shelley.
Publisher: Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones.
Genre: Gothic Novel, Horror Fiction, Science Fiction.
Chapter: 24 chapters.
Pages: 151 pages.
Time: 6 hrs and 30 minutes (according to Google)
Publishing / Published: 1 January 1818.
Goodreads: 3.8/5 Stars
Common Sense Media: 4/5 stars.
Fantasy Book Review: 9.1/10 stars.
Amazon: 4/5 stars.
Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, FrankensteinTaken from Goodreads.
A child that lost his mother due to an epidemic outbreak and fell in love with his cousin, Elizabeth. Frankenstein was a man who had it all; friends, family, reputation and a great career in Science. When Frankenstein left home for further studies, he promised to marry his childhood love Elizabeth very soon but suddenly was pulled to the thoughts of cheating death and making a human being by himself. In the process of his great discovery, Frankenstein forgets his love and everything only to create a hideous monster who not only he but everyone despises. When Frankenstein turns down the monster and fights him, the monster leaves but only to plan and create more havoc in his master’s life.
Before I talk about why I rated it 3.5 five I want to make something clear and that is:
THE MONSTER IS NOT CALLED FRANKENSTEIN. THE CREATOR’S NAME WAS FRANKENSTEIN. THE MONSTER HAS NO NAME. IT IS CALLED FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER. NOT FRANKENSTEIN!!! STOP CALLING IT FRANKENSTEIN.
So now let me start the review.
I liked the novel. It was good but there was something missing actually not something, a lot of things were missing. There was no horror at all, no horror means literally no horror. I haven’t watched the movie, I haven’t read any reviews regarding this book, these are just my thoughts.
I am an expert at horror and crime dramas. They are really my genres. I was so excited to pick this book up but when I did. It was super boring. The story is dull. Maybe the time it was published, this novel was a tremendous hit but if I have to rate this book to put it in the classics, it would be nowhere around the classic version.
I was not delighted at all. The story was weird. A science student makes a monster, hates the monster, ignores the monster, the monster kills his family and then the monster cries when his master dies. That’s not a story I would like to read again. Now that I think of it, I am too sad I wasted a month over this book because I am a big slacker. I won’t read a book if I have don’t like it. It will take me time to finish it. So I took a whole month to finish this book because I just wasn’t interested anymore.
Although I do like some parts, for example, the part where the murders happened, the deaths and sadness surrounding them was something I could relate too because I lost my grandfather recently. I did have a little cry when someone important to Frankenstein died (can’t say as it’s a spoiler), the romance was little but was good. The characters were nicely described and the most important thing; realisation of mistake after it’s too late. This part hooked me and forced me to give this book 3.5 stars. I could totally relate to it because my grandfather died before I could talk to him more. I even cried a bit at the ending.
I give it a should try and 1 hour of book club discussion. it’s a good story if you ignore what the genre says because the genre and story don’t match much. I liked it and I think you should try it once if you love stories with meanings.
That’s it for today.
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