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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

bryanfox's review against another edition

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dark reflective sad fast-paced

5.0

gracemeagher's review against another edition

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4.0

Was victor a bit of a dummy?

ddryden825's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

laureenreads's review against another edition

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3.0

I actually didn't read this book until it was required for school, but it was well worth the read to see the Creature as an intelligent and well-spoken creation as opposed to the shambling villain you normally see. It's heartbreaking, and one that I will eventually read again.

coffeequasars's review against another edition

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3.0

(2,5/5)

This book is a chain of incidents so random and unlikely to happen in one's life, yet so predictable. Don't get me wrong, I can perfectly believe that a monster was created and soon got a mind of its own, but everything that happens after the wretch's creation just seems desultory.

ladyphoenixqueen's review against another edition

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3.0

Much better this time around. I've read it before and hated it because I was bored, but this time I read a summary first, which helped me understand what was going on.

dmfw's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

whimsicalmeerkat's review against another edition

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4.0

Really, what is there to say about Frankenstein? A beautiful book, full of life and darkness. It highlights the fact that creatures wouldn't think they were bad if someone didn't tell them they were.

natderosa's review against another edition

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dark mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

nookofley's review against another edition

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dark reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5