Mind what you create?

The book tells the story of a committed science student Victor Frankenstein who was obsessed with the issue of death itself. He assembled a human being from the body parts stolen from cemeteries but, upon bringing it to life, he reconsidered his deed – and here is where the real story begins. To my great surprise, Mary Shelly was only eighteen when she began writing the novel. Where did she get the whole concept from, what inspired her to write about such horrors? We'll never know, one thing is clear though – thanks to her interest in uglier sides of life and death, we had a chance to read the book that ultimately questions what it means to be a human. The fact that we are able to see some things from the monster's perspective makes us sympathize with his loneliness and sadness. A great book for Halloween, better than many contemporary horror stories.