Frankenstein (The Shadow Of Frankenstein #1)

Frankenstein The Shadow Of Frankenstein Following his lab s explosion Henry and Elizabeth Frankenstein head to London for a rest and to avoid possible criminal charges The monster still alive follows but winds up in the Whitechapel dist

  • Title: Frankenstein (The Shadow Of Frankenstein #1)
  • Author: Stefan Petrucha
  • ISBN: 9781595820372
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Following his lab s explosion, Henry and Elizabeth Frankenstein head to London for a rest and to avoid possible criminal charges The monster, still alive, follows, but winds up in the Whitechapel district There, he s mistaken for a disfigured, mentally disabled man and befriended by local prostitutes When one of the whores is horribly murdered, the creature roams theFollowing his lab s explosion, Henry and Elizabeth Frankenstein head to London for a rest and to avoid possible criminal charges The monster, still alive, follows, but winds up in the Whitechapel district There, he s mistaken for a disfigured, mentally disabled man and befriended by local prostitutes When one of the whores is horribly murdered, the creature roams the area, hoping to protect the survivors This brings him in contact with the real killer Jack the Ripper After 47 years, he s back in action His 1887 slayings sacrifices extended his life Now he s aging again and desperate to remain alive, and sees in the reanimated corpse of the Frankenstein monster a possible new way to live forever Henry, the monster and Jack the Ripper s fates become entwined as Jack the Ripper hatches a plan to frame the monster for the killings, to force Henry to reveal his secrets of life and death.

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    1. I'm Frankenstein obsessed, and this novel filled my needs well. The monster was multi-faceted, with stellar backstory, beautiful simplicity/complexity, and was a creature I rooted for and knew was doomed. That's the kind of heartbreak I want in a Frankenstein novel. The take on Jack the Ripper was incredibly fresh, and dare I say, FUN. And I truly enjoyed the story of Frankenstein himself, and his wife Elizabeth. It's not always easy to make a reader sympathetic with the good doctor, but Petruch [...]

    2. In the kingdom of the Classic Universal Monsters, Frankenstein’s Monster reigns supreme. James Whale’s 1931 movie spawned seven sequels and made Boris Karloff a household name. THE SHADOW OF FRANKENSTEIN may not be an official part of the film series, but it’s a worthy entry in its own right.Taking place immediately after the conclusion of BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, the story finds Henry Frankenstein and his wife Elizabeth fleeing their village, trailed by a certain determined Inspector who ho [...]

    3. As a huge Universal monster junkie I had to try Dark Horses novels.I was very impressed with how much the writer worked to fit this into the continuity of the movies ( it takes place between ;Bride of' and 'Son of'), as well as a cute mention of something from another universal movie.Every scene with the monster is great. He is sympathetic and yet when he cuts loose a frightening force of nature.The Doctor, despite everything, comes across as fairly sympathetic. He's caused a lot of his own trou [...]

    4. There is no way a Frankenstein vs Jack The Ripper book could possibly be good. But oh my god, this actually is! The monster is compelling, the passages from his perpective are fascinating. Frankenstein's treatment of his wife and her decent into madness actually gave me chills. The realism and horror of this is amazing for a book not even based on the Mary Shelley book, but instead based on the first two Universal movies.

    5. Set after Frankenstein makes the bride and his lab blows up. Take Frankenstein, his wife and servants, the monster and toss Jack the Ripper into the mix. It's a little long but still worth reading.

    6. I really enjoyed this one. It's basically a sequel to THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN where the monster survives (although the Bride may or may not have survived, it's not mentioned.)So Dr. Frankenstein flees to London with the monster in pursuit, where we find Jack the Ripper has returned. Of course before long all of the characters meet and things take off from there.Some further backstory is given to the Frankenstein legend, as we find out more about the damaged brain used to create the monster. Wh [...]

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