Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, has a great ambition: to createintelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, he realizes he has constructed a monster. Abandoned by its maker and shunned by everyone who sees it, the monster turns on its creator and haunts Dr. Frankenstein with murder and horrors to the very ends of the earth. Artist Frazer Irving's cinematic and moving portrayal of the doctor and his creation is sympathetic and powerful.
E I Talamante, March 8, 2015 (view all comments by E I Talamante)
A horrifying tale brought to visual clarity, this retelling stays fairly true to the original story with little variation, although it is in a briefer form. Irving's portrayal of the monster's desiccated flesh and pitiable attitude convey the story swiftly to the reader. This is a good edition as a quick re-reading of the tale, the black and white illustrations increasing the gothic feel of the story. I would not, however, recommend this as an initial introduction to M. Shelley, since there are many deeper story themes that may be lost by a reader with only a perfunctory knowledge of the story.
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