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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Join us for a discussion of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in October. Yep we decided to go with a Halloween classic this time. I'm personally looking forward to finally reading it.

In case you aren't familar with the story, here is what one Amazon review ad to say:

The basic plot remained intact when transferred to other media. Swiss medical student Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of life (which he never reveals, lest someone repeat the mistake). He then puts together a body, essentially a man, from various corpses. He then becomes horrified by the creature he has built, and abandons. The creature, suffering a great deal of neglect and abuse, still manages to get a thorough education, and learns of his lineage. After murdering Victor's younger brother, and framing the family maid, the creature tells his (admittedly) sad tale to his "father", and then demands a mate. Victor, in a panic, agrees, then thinks better of it at the last moment, destroying the new bride. In retaliation, the creature murders all of Victor's loved ones (including his wife), and leads Victor on a merry chase across the world.

It should make for a great discussion seeing that most of us have seen a movie version or two.

Happy reading.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Too much going on this week and I never read the book. Catch you guys in Nov

    October 10, 2012

  • Brandon W.

    I'll be out of town for this one, and I was looking forward to it too. I'll read it and post my thoughts in this forum.

    September 13, 2012

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