Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
Updated: Feb 14, 2020
Summary: Victor Frankenstein discovers the ultimate secret to cheating death. Unfortunately, his creation is also his demise.
Review: Honestly, I can't believe it took me so long to read this book. Perhaps it was because I thought I already knew the story based on the movies and adaptations, but the story was so much better.
Mary Shelley's tale isn't just about bringing a stitched-together corpse back to life, it was so much more about humanity, compassion, and consequences of our actions. The poor unnamed creature was so detested by everyone that it turned him into a monster, which says a lot about people today and how we treat them.
I really liked this version more than the pop culture horror version that is so well-known. It is definitely a classic that should be read more often.
There's a podcast episode about this! Check it out here:
Episode 1: Building Frankenstein's Monster
(click the picture to listen)