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A Monster's Notes (2009)

by Laurie Sheck(Favorite Author)
2.9 of 5 Votes: 2
0307271056 (ISBN13: 9780307271051)
Alfred A. Knopf
review 1: I was prepared to love this book, but it didn't happen. I thought it was going to be a novel about the friendship between Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and the monster and how she betrayed him with her book, Frankenstein. It wasn't. It was a bunch of notes that the monster has made about this, that, and the other, over the past 100+ years. He's apparently still alive, since he googled at some point. And in all honesty, I didn't finish it, but skimmed thru most of it, trying to find the story.
review 2: I think people don't realize that this book is actually closer to poetry than just a straightforward novel is. When you open it, don't expect to get some cute-sy lovelorn story about a beautiful girl and a monster. I almost think the dust-jacket description leads
... moreyou in the wrong direction. This is a slow-moving, detail-filled, encyclopedia of a story. It can impress you, bore you, or engage you, but just be aware of what it is before you jump in. less
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I'm sure this is a good book, but honestly I just couldn't get into it. Too weird.
I actually didn't finish this book. Couldn't really get into it.
worst. book. ever.
BK Nov 2009
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