Saturday, July 28, 2012
This Dark Endeavor
This book reminded me of how much I loved Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This series takes place before Victor goes away to college and becomes the mad scientist we all know and love. The reader is transported to a life full of mischief and fun, that eventually spirals into tragedy and ultimately gives way for Victor's darkest desires. Early on we see how passionate and dark Victor's wishes are, but eerily I found to be more sympathetic to Dr. Frankenstein after glimpsing into he's early years. He has had to battle being the less desirable twin, and he is truly a smart over achiever... it really makes the Dr. Frankenstein more normal. (Sort of...) This first installment will explain or at least foreshadow the reason behind Frankenstein's monster. And do not fret, we still get to see many of the original characters like Elizabeth, Henry, Daddy Frankenstein, and William. I highly encourage people to read this book!