Book :: Frankenstein

By: Mary Shelley
Pages: 273
Published: 1818
Genre(s): Horror
Science Fiction
Rating: (30)


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Retells in graphic novel format Shelley's classic tale in which a monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

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Ninett Ninett

Feb 8th, 2021

bdubransky bdubransky

Dec 13th, 2020

Portia Portia

Oct 27th, 2019

Tejas Nair Tejas Nair

Shelley's prose is so detailed and sometimes also redundant, my vocabulary has increased quite a lot now after having stalled reading Frankenstein for at least a decade. The idea of man creating a monster in the spirit of immortality is absolutely stunning and the way Shelley captures the horror of it all needs to be read by everyone.

Jun 29th, 2019

forline forline

Completely different from what I thought I knew it to be. Wonderful read!!!

Jan 4th, 2018

red13x red13x

This was not the book I thought it was going to be. I found it hard to put down and it really made me think. Well worth a read!

Jun 27th, 2017

amessina3399 amessina3399

I know many people that enjoyed it, but I never could get into it. I personally felt that it was rather slow and Doctor Frankenstein's thought process was a bit limited, but I may be one of few that feels that way.

Jan 12th, 2017

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

An interesting way to show human's pride and his evil side.

Jun 1st, 2016

willoyd willoyd

May 27th, 2016

bryanoz bryanoz

Jun 25th, 2015

funkygman007 funkygman007

Mar 11th, 2015

jwk jwk

Dec 12th, 2014

Caro60 Caro60

Hollywood has a lot to answer for its reworking of Mary Shelley's monster. This daemon/monster is a perplexing creation as you ponder who is the sinner (his creator?) or himself. I was touched by the loneliness of his existence and his desire to experience warmth and compassion in his life - is that not what we all want? And yet his hideousness and his creator denies him this comfort. A thought-provoking novel

Oct 30th, 2014

acpac2004 acpac2004

Jul 25th, 2014

Tim35 Tim35

Jul 15th, 2014

nutmeg62 nutmeg62

Going into this book, I expected the character of Frankenstein's monster to be like the stupid, clumsy monster we have come to believe he is. I found this to be the opposite of true. For everyone who has watched the movie and didn't give a second thought to the intelligence of Frankenstein's monster, I highly recommend this book, if only to gain a new perspective of the character.

Jun 30th, 2014

AJ-Today AJ-Today

Nothing at all like any movie or TV show or other rendition of Frankenstein. The book is deep, thoughtful, inspiring, provocative, heartbreaking. It will be one you'll be pondering the rest of your life.

May 14th, 2014

sanayhs sanayhs

May 9th, 2014

laros76 laros76

Mar 20th, 2014

Fede Fede

Feb 20th, 2014

Mojo2dmax Mojo2dmax

Feb 19th, 2014

Dec 4th, 2013

skhamilt skhamilt

It is a classic, but it also a lot more deep than just all the lightning and such portrayed in films.

Aug 11th, 2013

aola aola

Jul 21st, 2013

Sarahmarie Sarahmarie

Fascinating, complex story that raises multiple questions. Who was the real villain? The creature, Dr. Frankenstein or the people? Cases can be made for any of them.

Apr 5th, 2013

Apollyon_ Apollyon_

Apr 2nd, 2013

dovahPEAR dovahPEAR

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book - it's been related to artificial intelligence and forging the gods - from this philosophical and ethical standpoint, it was amazing.

Mar 1st, 2013

jdbosel jdbosel

It began as a round of storytelling between a group of friends around a fire. As the duty of telling a story fell to Mary Shelley, she wove a tale of science and monsters, horror and humanity. Hers was the last story told that night. The others were left terrified and unable to concoct any tales worthy of competing with Shelley's. This story was the basis for Frankenstein, which Shelley was encouraged by her friends to refine and publish. Despite what many may believe, this story is less about the rampage of Frankenstein's monster (as shown in the Universal Studios film) than it is about the monster's search for acceptance and attempts at regaining humanity. Is the true horror the monster, or the monsters that the people around him prove themselves to be? Fear of the unknown creates an atmospheric and intriguing tale that delivers on a base human level. As with many Victorian stories, this one takes a bit of work to immerse yourself in, but it is well worth the effort.

Feb 15th, 2013

samaelro samaelro

Feb 15th, 2013

making you think indepth about nature vs nurture and what life realy is, well worth a read, the plot is unsuprising for its gothis genra :)

Feb 12th, 2013

Frankenstein appears on these lists...

92nd on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

10th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

27th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

56th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek