[Ed. note: The following citations come from one-star Amazon reviews of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. (See also: Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow, George Orwell’s 1984, Melville’s Moby-Dick, Joyce’s Ulysses and Markson’s Wittgenstein’s Mistress). I’ve preserved the reviewers’ own styles of punctuation and spelling].
Take it from me, a seasoned man of literature.
This book had a really good idea for a story.
Well, Mary Shelley was a teen when she wrote this.
And why do they call it a “horror story”?
I would rather read the berstein bears.
How does a gathering of dead limbs and organs produce super human strength?
Mary Shelley uses a lot of fancy words and complicated sentence stucture but the book really doesn’t say anything.
I don’t really care what the mountains looked like.
I would not recommend this book to anyone under the age of 40.
horribly and not understandably written
if you want to read this book, you will need knowledge of five words; reverence, countenence; ardour; odious; benevolence.
I probably skipped over 50% of the pages.
Unfortuantely, literature is an art
Its amazing that in less than a year, a monster, made from dead criminals can learn to speak better than i have been able to in my entire life.
UMMM CAN WE SAY “SUCKY” ?
There is no underlying message
I didn’t think anything could be worse then Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”.
I decided to channel my inner John McCain and just survive the torture.
Hollywood does a better job with the story than the original author.
a “sissy” plot
One word. “Endeavor” This word was used ATLEAST 4 times a page on every page of the book when Victor is talking.
SORRY, BUT THIS BOOK DID NOT ENTERTAIN ME AT ALL, I THOUGHT IT WAS NOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD CALL “HORROR” WICH IS WHAT I WAS EXPECTING.
By the way? Where did he get the pieces of dead people?
I didn’t think anyone could make a 160 page book seem so long!
I threw it out my window.
I’d put this alongside other amateur horror authors like Stephen King
The whole novel is full of such ridiculous co-incidences and logical inconsistencies.
And talk about repetative.
The creature went from hideous dumb clod to hideous Collin Firth in a matter of months via eavesdropping on some peasants.
Movie was a million times better than that stupid story but I will say that it was very poorly written
ok this book does not deserve the title of a horror story its not scary in the leat bit.
Shelley is not only a terrible author, she is also an ignorant and prejudiced one.
It just had too much detail
I had seen the movie, and usually, if I like the movie, I like the book even better, but this time they really improved on the book.
Mary Shelley was the Stephanie Meyer of her generation, and her novel should be shelved with the chic-lit vampire romances and other such fare read avidly by teenage girls.
READ DRACULA ITS WY BETTER!
What can i say? This is not a great product, and not worth any stars.
Well I think I made my point.