FRANKENSTEIN || CLASSICS CHALLENGE ~ BOOK REVIEW (5).

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hello and welcome to my blog: Magical BookLush.

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.

if you want to troll, find someplace safe. I am a carefree monster ready to fight.

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?

Frankenstein By Mary Shelley.

Book Description;

Author: Mary Shelley.

Publisher: Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones.

Genre: Gothic Novel, Horror Fiction, Science Fiction.

Chapter: 24 chapters.

Pages: 151 pages.

Series: No.

Time: 6 hrs and 30 minutes (according to Google)

Publishing / Published: 1 January 1818.

Official Ratings:

Goodreads: 3.8/5 Stars

Common Sense Media: 4/5 stars.

Fantasy Book Review: 9.1/10 stars.

Amazon: 4/5 stars.

Official Summary:

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, Frankenstein

Taken from Goodreads.

My Summary:

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.

My Ratings:

3.5 stars; Should try once.

My Review:

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.

Done!

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.

Upcoming Review:

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

That’s it for today.

Let’s have a nice discussion.

Have you read this book?? Would you like me to read a classic of your choice?? Comment and tell me your answers.

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16 thoughts on “FRANKENSTEIN || CLASSICS CHALLENGE ~ BOOK REVIEW (5).

  1. Loved the review. Maybe I’ll read it some time??? Not sure. But when you say literally no horror, I want to give it a try. ๐Ÿ˜œ

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    1. Thanks, I am glad you liked it. You should give it a try. It has some deep meanings. Give it a try plus it’s very cheap I got it for 99 Rs. If you try it tell me how it was.

      Waiting for my review๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ค first finish that then try this. ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค

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      1. I’ll probably get it from the college library. Idk if they’ll have it but they seem to have all the old books. I wish finding new books was as easy.๐Ÿ™„

        ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Okay, okay. I will.

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  2. Well done for getting through this book it is not an easy read and creates turmoil in the readers mind , the amazing thing is that such a young woman could write such story.
    It poses modern questions very relevant today and for the future.
    How many young women think they are disliked or even shunned because of their appearance well its here in all its grim detail.
    How many of us have suffered loneliness , isolation , rejection? Well it’s all there in solid printed thought.
    At the risk of blasphemy if there is a God why did he make some suffer so much in their lives , and of course this creature is selfaware like most humans. Frankenstein was God the creator and his creation suffered throughout its existence.

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    1. Thank you so much. It was indeed very hard. I know. Mary wrote this book at my age. She was a literal genius.

      You are absolutely right. Mary did try to ask the world why they do such indifference between people. I have gone through most part of this and when I read it, I did see some things coming through. Like Frankenstein’s monster hiding from everyone. It’s like girls ashamed of themselves hiding from everyone. God created humans, humans created differences. I do think if you put this story that way, it does feel like Frankenstein is the God and the monster is us.
      Thank you so much, flawed man, for telling such a good example. ๐Ÿ™‚โœŒ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Let me say Treasure Island is a boys adventure story and stands as excellent for that reason alone , but it is more than that it is a lesson in greed and contains some of the best humour ever penned. It is a feat of human imagination and I’m looking forward to your diagnosis , especially of Long John Silver.

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  4. I havenโ€™t read this since high school, but I remember liking it more for the questions it raised than the actual horror, or lack thereof. The backstory of how Mary Shelley came to write it is even more fascinating.

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    1. I know I read the backstory. I liked it too but I am just sad that it wasn’t what it said to be. The question it raises is totally true but the answers we get are horrible. You should reread it. ๐Ÿ˜It’s nice but not so good maybe because I couldn’t digest the questions properly. I just hope I am not trolled. ๐Ÿ˜”

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      1. After reading Frankenstein, I read everything I could about her. If youโ€™re interested, here are two biographies that give a fascinating look into her life.

        1. Daughter of Earth and Water: A Biography of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, by Noel B. Gerson
        2. Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankensteinโ€™s Creator, by Catherine Reef

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        1. I will definitely try them. I liked the concept but disliked the genre it was showing. I felt betrayed. ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ™„โœŒ

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          1. Have you read The Phantom of the Opera and Dracula? Those are great horror classics.

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            1. No, not yet but they are in my classics list. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜‹

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  5. I never lied about reading Jane Eyre. It’s a great book!

    I was younger than you are now when I read ‘Frankenstein’. At the time, I was also disappointed that it wasn’t very ‘horrific’. It took me a long time to realise it is about Mary’s own fears and inner turmoil, and not really about a monster at all.

    If you ever watch a film adaptation, make sure it is this one.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/

    My recommendation for a ‘classic’ is this short book, by John Steinbeck.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Of_Mice_and_Men Only 187 pages, but powerful indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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    1. I haven’t read Jane Eyre, but I will read it soon.
      I did figure that it was Mary’s life story but I am just disappointed in the genres. Why say horror when it’s not??? I did cry a little after reading it because some parts were very touching but still it wasn’t that fun for me.
      I will definitely watch it as soon as I can but right now I am stuck in a turmoil and sick again with flu and stomach pain.

      I already have ‘Of Mice And Men’ in my challenge list, will be reading it soon. Thank you so much for the recommendation. ๐Ÿ™‚โœŒ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Get well soon honey. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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