Author: Mary Shelley
Publication Date: 1818
Ratings: Excellent, Highly recommendable
Frankenstein: Considered as a best gothic seller for several decades, Mary Shelley’s masterpiece has been adapted into motion pictures several times by Hollywood.
Synopsis: Victor Frankenstein, a scientist creates a monster from mutilated body parts of several corpses with a goal to help human race overcome death and disease. But after seeing his ugly creation, Victor neglects the monster and what follows next is series of gruesome murders committed by monster and the victims are none other than the beloved ones of Victor. Victor is left with no option but to search the monster and stop the heinous actions. Does Victor succeeds in stopping the monster or does he become the next victim of his creation? Right from the first chapter of the novel to its thrilling climax, Frankenstein keeps the readers engrossed and describes the conflict between Victor Frankenstein and his monster with horrifying incidents.
Frankenstein was adapted into Hollywood motion picture where the role of monster was played by academy award winning actor, Robert Deniro while Kenneth Branagh portrayed the role of Victor Frankenstein. Hollywood Director Stephen Sommers picked up the plot of Frankenstein and Dracula for his storyline where Van Helsing, the vampire slayer has to free frankenstein monster from clutches of a deadly vampire, the Count Dracula. If you have loved reading Frankenstein, you will also like other thriller classics – Invisible Man by H.G.Wells, Dracula by Bram Stroker, Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and Picture of Dorian Gray written by Oscar Wilde. Hope you enjoyed this blog post. Do comment.