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Words of a Bibliophile

"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees

Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley The tale of Victor Frankenstein, a man obsessed with creating life. He assembled an unnamed monster from human remains and succeeded in giving it life, but then was disgusted and abandoned his own handiwork. Rejected by all mankind due to his hideous appearance, the creature vowed to take revenge on the person who brought him into this world. Although some parts of the story are unconvincing for me (such as how the monster acquired speech and intelligence), Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley has created an enduring masterpiece that touches on a lot of topics including the destructive power of obsession, the nature of good and evil, and the relationship between man and his creator. And she wrote all of this over a bet when she was 19.