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for me, it was just too wordy, even the bloody scenes or action scenes still felt like words describing it (this probably doesn't make sense, meh, but I don't know how else to describe it), lol. Also, it's vocabulary is quite challenging hehe.
a good name to use for the creature, and which is used in the book, is (the) "Wretch".
(sadly, most adaptations of Frankenstein get it completely wrong, thinking that Frankenstein is the creature, sighs)
(the) creature: the "Wretch", the victim of Humanity's evil...
Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein, the HUMAN scientist, the real monster of the story...
I bought and own/have the book, so I can look up anything at any time, so my failing memory isn't too big of a deal as I can refresh myself on whatever topic or chapter-page number, hehe.
Last edited by HegemonKhan; June 27, 2011 at 03:33 AM.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein book is so cool - some time ago it was my favourite book but I'm writing this post <maybe I will go a little offtopic, so very sorry> because the movie adaptation of this book <and there's at least one major difference between the book and the movie but it doesn't diminish anything, without spoilers> I consider in my list of book adaptions as EQUAL to the original, that is book. Also, if someone is fan of De Niro, he plays.. "Frankenstein"'s creature. This is probably one of the few such occurences when I recommend both ^^
speaking of humanity's evil and stuff, or monster-people, has anyone here read "The Picture Of Dorian Gray"?
And YES, juUnior, you have that right. I absolutely loved Frankenstein as well. I was hooked from the very first chapter when I read it last year around Halloween. You mentioned the film, but I've never seen it. I don't think I would want to spoil the image I have in my mind though, so I might just skip on it unless you insist.
Started Reading "Grimm's Fairy Tails" by the brothers Grimm...wow the Fairy Tales of the childhood are quite cool and unexpected =D
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speaking of Grimm's Fairy Tales, when you do read them, the original versions, you'd think "why did they ever tell these to children?" because they're quite dark and creepy and violent.
I'll put The Picture of Dorian Gray on my list then. From the way you describe it, the book seems to be something I would enjoy.
I've started a novel called Lolita by a Russian author. I'm just in the first chapter, but I like the writing so far.
I've finished Blue Bloods and Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz. So far only those two books available here on my country from that series. I gotta continue with the third book of Mysterious Benedict Society, but well, kinda dragged it for this time. ^^"
Naomi, Lolita is a classic, I believe. ^^
Reading Darke by Angie Heap. Anyone here reading Septimus Heap series?
The story is kinda childish, I know but it's great in unique ways.
I'm not to picky about what section of of the bookstore something comes from. Kid's Books, Adult Books, it's all the same to me. If a story is good and the characters are good i want to read it.
I've been reading through looking for decent fantasy books of all kinds to fill the Harry Potter void lately. Here's some of what i've read and my thoughts on each one.
(note: There are no actual spoilers in those tag's i just did made those to prevent this post from consuming a whole forum page)
So those are the series i've been through recently if anybody knows of any other good books, preferably witty ones with a decent amount of humor, but anything with likeable characters will do.. Please let me know, i read to fast for my own good. And, though i generally prefer fantasy, i read Sci-Fi too.
Though I generally don't like fantasy books that are all drama and political intrigue("Game of Thrones" for example). Kinda cuts into the sense of fun and adventure that i like in a good book.
Last edited by Jammin; July 18, 2011 at 10:18 AM.
of all those, I only read Artemis fowl up to the 5th book. I do love the series. I love the protagonist Artemis. And though it would be excellent unique movie material, people are scared that children might emulate his example. That he is a young teenager that decides to kidnap and hold someone for ransom is just not... ideal. Very interesting and refreshing.
A few other series i forgot to put on my other list....
Last edited by Jammin; July 19, 2011 at 11:29 AM.