Frankenstein's Red Herring

“No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished. He was ugly then, but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion it became a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived.” - Victor Frankenstein

This past week, I listened to Dan Stevens’ narration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I love audio books, and this is an excellent narration! The story, however, was not what I had expected. I have not watched any of the numerous film versions, so my surprise at the novel was not due to false expectations inculcated by Hollywood.

Scott Murray