Apr 20, 2023

Books from the Backlog #27


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks. This meme is hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books!


Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein. Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.


At one point in time I decided I wanted to read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein! I had a few TBR books (that may or may not still be on that pile) that were based off the classic tale and I thought, I wouldn't mind reading the actual tale for once! Lol. I added this to my TBR on May 4, 2014 according to Goodreads, so sometime in that first week of May, late April I presume! I still feel like giving it a try at some point just out of curiosity sake. I mean I did read Dracula and The Count of Monte Cristo, so why not? THIS is even the edition I have! I thought it would take forever to find it on Goodreads (as I did not log in when I wrote this post) but it was in the editions list fairly early on! Lol! 





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