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Published by Duckworth, 23 May 2013. ISBN:
If you have ever read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and
enjoyed it, then you will probably love this book, or you will hate it!This is the story of Frankenstein’s monster,
from his viewpoint.
In this side of
the story, the real monster is the doctor himself, killing and framing people
to get the body parts and the personalities he needs.As you view his work through the eyes of his
monster (once one Friedrich Hoffman, a respected chemist) you hear how
Frankenstein frames Friedrich by murdering his fiance and then, once he is put
to death for the murder, Frankenstein uses his body to try and create new life.
Written in the
gothic style of Mary Shelley and linking with elements present in the original
book, this is a really interesting take on the Frankenstein legend.It weaves around the story in a creative and
dark way speaking with the voice of the doomed Friedrich, who only wants his
life back.On realising that nothing
will ever be the same again, he begins to track Dr Frankenstein to prevent him
from taking the life of anyone else, coming across some other bizarre events
and people which alter his perceptions of the world.
Despite being a
monster’s eye view of the world, Zeltserman manages to combine the gruesome and
twisted world of Frankenstein with some poignant observations about
mankind.The story is interesting and
creatively written and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to look at
things with a different perspective and an opposing view.Excellent reading.
Reviewer: Amanda Brown
Dave Zeltsermanis the Shamus award winning
author of 'Julius Katz', and the Ellery Queen's Readers Choice Award winner for
'Archie's Been Framed'. His 'man out of prison' crime thriller series features
the novels Small Crimes, Pariah and Killer, with Small Crimes
being selected by NPR as one of the five best crime novels of 2008 and by the
Washington Post as one of the best novels of 2008, and Pariah selected by the Washington Post as one of the best novels of
2009. His novel The Caretaker of Lorne
Field was short listed by the ALA
for best horror novel of 2010 as well as being nominated for a Black Quill
Award for best dark genre novel of the year. His crime novels Outsourced and A Killer's Essencehave both
been optioned for film.