November 2011 Fiction Book: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

(65 Posts)
StewieGriffinsMom Tue 04-Oct-11 20:46:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 16-Nov-11 22:07:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

stobes Wed 16-Nov-11 22:07:06

I agree, Strawberry! It goes way deeper than the usual gothic stuff. In fact very little is terrifying, although it is a pretty frightening as a concept of course.

SweetTheSting Wed 16-Nov-11 22:07:52

Ooh, I am enjoying getting all your thoughts! Much better than sitting here seething at Victor for being a numpty!

SweetTheSting Wed 16-Nov-11 22:09:16

SGM, I agree. Justine's would be a good perspective.

actually, maybe I remembered that wrong maybe it was that she had a baby die? sorry my memory is a bit foggy, this is going to back my university days - but I do remember that a lot of the descriptions of flesh and lifelessness seemed to reflect her own very troubled situation.

Yes, it's bizarre isn't it, for all the charnel houses and supposed horror, it's actually a very tender story about just wanting to be loved unconditionally.

SenseofEntitlement Wed 16-Nov-11 22:12:41

I think she had a few babies die. I seem to remember something about her being suckled by puppies to try and stop her getting mastitis after one stillbirth

stobes Wed 16-Nov-11 22:16:36

ouch

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 16-Nov-11 22:16:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

stobes Wed 16-Nov-11 22:17:52

I like the idea of the 'burgeoning female intellect' as the monster, btw!

SweetTheSting Wed 16-Nov-11 22:23:08

Bah, DH needs the laptop! Minimal iPhone keyboard now...

It's really interesting to hear the background of Mary Shelley's life.

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 16-Nov-11 22:23:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SenseofEntitlement Wed 16-Nov-11 22:29:05

I read a really good book about her and her family - I think it was called "Death and the Maidens"

stobes Wed 16-Nov-11 22:37:48

Thanks for a really interesting discussion! Bed calls smile

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 16-Nov-11 22:41:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now