The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

Peter Ackroyd

353 pages first pub 2008 (editions)

fiction historical horror literary challenging informative reflective slow-paced
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When two nineteenth-century Oxford students—Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley—form an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that could only come from one of the world's most accomplished and ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 147 reviews

Moods

mysterious 85%
dark 71%
challenging 42%
adventurous 28%
reflective 28%
tense 14%

Pace

slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.17

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