Often called the first Science Fiction novel Frankenstein is a romantic comedy set in the future where humans become enslaved by robot-dog hybrids. The story is at its best when it leans into the exorcism subplot of course.
Frankenstein's Monster, otherwise known as heroin, takes up a large portion of the story, as I believe Mary Shelley was driven by her mad obsession with getting heroin. The first 90 pages it seems she was not actually trying to right a story but write a letter to her brother for more heroin. When she realized she still had some and after using it suddenly the letter became a full blown fantasy novel. I do not encourage drug use on my page, but I mean this is considered a classic.
Anyways, The drug fueled plot tends to go a lot of different directions, especially when Marvel superheroes enter the mix. Mostly though I found myself enthralled by the relationship between the doctor, the witch and the wardrobe. *Spoiler alert* The end where you find out you are in the story and suddenly you have to fight your way back out of it was a challenge to get through. Not a challenge to read, but an actual challenge since I learned that if I were to die in the story I would die in real life. So that did consume the 11 years I spent reading this.
As it turned out I had to find the scarab gem of Anubis to escape my prison within the book, which was all the more difficult when I realized that dear Mary herself had possessed the novel and was now hunting me down. Still very much addicted to heroin, the poor girl. Anyways I wont bore you more with all that and say that I believe the themes of the story focused primarily on what happens when we create something that goes beyond the natural world, will it destroy us? I of course am still talking about heroin.
It has been revealed to me that most of what I wrote in this article was not true and may have been in fact influenced by my love for magic mushrooms and glue. I am thankful to Mary Shelley, my dog and of course lord Satan for informing me of this. Though I do not believe it is worth going back and adjusting my views soberly because looking back is for cowards I will probably add that the heroin thing was unverified. either way Frankenstein is a wonderful read and I would encourage all fans of Sci FI, fantasy and heroin to give it a try. The police are here now so I will end by saying reality is a lie and my face is made of chocolate. Thank you.
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