Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Book A Day 'Til Halloween #20... More monsters...

It's time for a reread... First, the classic:

Who to pity? Monster, man, or both?

...and then continue the saga:

Same question, a short time later...

Frankenstein's Monster picks up where Mary Shelley left off--but from the monster's point of view. I love stories like this (Think Beowulf, and the John Gardner's Grendel). O'Keefe's novel (definitely adult, not YA) gives the next steps, but from the monster's point of view in poetic, lyrical prose.