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Monster: A Novel of Frankenstein

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    An Excellent Reimagining of a horror classic!

    Unless you’re one of the Big Names in the genre, e.g. King, Koontz, et al – horror doesn’t seem to provide as much respect as crime fiction, and that’s a real shame, because between this and CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD (my favorite of all of Zeltserman's works and, in fact, one of my favorite books of all time), Zeltserman's talent really shines in the horror genre. Much like Ed Gorman and a few other select authors, he has the talent to be able to leapfrog from genre to genre and have each book be outstanding -- so it’s a shame if market realities temper any more work in this genre, as it could use more exemplary works like MONSTER and CARETAKER. ‘Course, if I just have to settle for fantastic crime novels like PARIAH, KILLER, et al, I guess I can handle that. ;-)

    MONSTER is one of the better books I’ve read in quite some time. Very compelling – poignant, thrilling and chilling all at once, and the voice of the monster was just Victorian and just modern enough to be both appropriate (to the time) and accessible (to the modern reader). An excellent book through and through...Mary Shelley would be pleased.

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  • Posted June 22, 2013

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    ┬┐You have done well so far, my magnificent creature. Soon you wi

    “You have done well so far, my magnificent creature. Soon you will be with me.”

    Frankenstein in a morbidly horrific twist on the original Mary Shelley version, taking on the perspective of the monster, in this case, Freidrach Hoffman. This was a very good book with a nice twist as we rarely see from the monster’s perspective. Right before his wedding to his beloved Johanna, she is murdered, and he is accused of killing her. Upon what he thinks will be his death where he will once again see his loving Johanna, Freidrach awakes in a strange place unable to move or speak. Eventually figuring out he has been reconstructed and kept alive with the use of the Dark Arts by the mentally insane Victor Frankenstein, something goes wrong when Frankenstein stops showing up at the lab at night. His rage builds and he is able to free himself and sets out on a mission to seek his revenge on Frankenstein. His journey takes him all over as he comes across man and beast and tries to not have the evil within eat him alive. Will he find his evil creator before anything else happens?

    Reviewed by Janessa, Age 15 for City Book Review

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    This is the story of Frankenstein from the monster's point of vi

    This is the story of Frankenstein from the monster's point of view. It was very interesting and I enjoyed the character very much. He is likeable although ugly from the get go. He has a good heart and does good where-ever he goes except for killing one innocent. The book did keep building in the monster's quest for vengeance. I was a bit disappointed in the ending as he never did get the kind of vengeance I thought he should have.

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