by Mary Shelley
Reviewed date: 2007 Dec 15
Rating: 2
166 pages
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I bought a copy of Frankenstein for my Ethics class in college. That was over five years ago. Only now have I finally read it. It wasn't worth the wait.

Frankenstein is boring. Really. The basic story is this: man makes monster and brings it to life. Man sees monster is ugly. Monster is shunned by his creator, and by the world. Monster decides to get revenge against his maker: he kills everyone that Dr. Frankenstein holds dear. That's it.

The rest of the book's 166 pages are filled with long, dull pages of Dr. Frankenstein's anguished outpourings of the heart, and by the monster's bizarre justifications for his evil actions. The monster says, "I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind?" Yes, he's hated because he murders people.

I guess Frankenstein raises some interesting ethical questions, but it's still a boring, overly long book.

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