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Hope, responsibility and Frankenstein.

I tried to read Frankenstein today. It made my whole bookshelf collapse.

‘Bookshelf’ is really a far too structured word for what I actually have: a row of novels, 3 stories high (heh), with a penchant for falling and injuring any occupant of the bed below at the slightest provocation. 1,060 more words

Damages and Broken Hearts

I’ve been known to be a little rough on my books. Every one I read ends up with one or two or several creases in the spine. 218 more words


Universal Monsters Collection

My hubby spotted this on sale on Amazon and bought it for me. He knows what I like.  I’ve been a horror movie buff since I was a teenager, and since he is too, we recently began buying our favourites on blu-ray. 323 more words

P is for...Patchwork Girl

If you want to see the whole, you will have to piece me together yourself.
–from Patchwork Girl

Patchwork Girl is a modern answer to…

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Part Time Monster

Franksenstein - Chapter 19

London was our present point of rest; we determined to remain several months in this wonderful and celebrated city. Clerval desired the intercourse of the women of genius and talent who flourished at this time, but this was with me a secondary object; I was principally occupied with the means of obtaining the information necessary for the completion of my promise and quickly availed myself of the letters of introduction that I had brought with me, addressed to the most distinguished natural philosophers. 2,531 more words


Samuel Beckett's Gothic magic

Gothic elements in a modern piece of art may be harder to detect than in eighteenth and nineteenth-century writings and paintings – classic Gothic is often said to have been triggered by Horace Walpole’s 1764 novel… 863 more words


Review: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was dreamt up by an eighteen-year-old Shelley after listening to a rigorous debate about moldy cheese between her husband and colleague Lord Byron. 488 more words