EL本棚紹介(77) Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel, by Mary Shelley, adapted by Brigit Viney

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Frankenstein is one of the classics of horror literature, and it is also widely recognized as the first science fiction (SF) novel ever. It has been made into many movies, including the classic comedy retelling Young Frankenstein (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0). It tells the story of the scientist Victor Frankenstein and the “monster” he creates by sewing together dead bodies. He brings the monster to life, only to find his family hunted down and murdered by it over the next several years.

Frankenstein is a wonderful book, and I think you will be surprised by how the author treats the “monster.” Lucky for you, by translating it into a comic book, Viney has made the lengthy original story much more accessible. This adaptation is only about 130 pages. In addition, the pictures tell the story as much as the words do. Because this book was produced by an English textbook company, there is a list of vocabulary words in the back with some interesting information about the author.

My two cents: While this book does not have the best art of the books in our collection, it is still of good quality and supports the story well.