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Frankenstein (Puffin Graphics) [Paperback]

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley , Frazer Irving , Gary Reed
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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Gph edition (20 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142404071
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142404072
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 12.8 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 763,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2005 Pages: 176 Publisher: Puffin Books Victor Frankenstein. a Swiss scientist. Has a great Ambition Our ambition: to createintelligent life. But when his creature first the Stirs he realizes he has constructed a Monster Abandoned by its maker and shunned by everyone who sees it. the monster turns on its creator and haunts Dr. Frankenstein with murder and horrors to the very ends of the earth. Artist Frazer Irving's cinematic and moving portrayal of the doctor and his creation is sympathetic and powerful.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun! Worth reading just for the great art! 19 Jan 2007
My Opinion: I didn't think that I would enjoy reading Frankenstein because I don't usually like monster stories. However, Gary Reed made the story very interesting and easy to read. I enjoyed the story even more because I could look at the cool pictures. I loved the drawings by Frazer Irving. It felt like I was watching a really good movie. I would recommend this too all of my students as a fun way to spend an hour or two. Be sure to take your time and enjoy the pictures!

What did I learn from the story?

First of all, I learned that reading a graphic novel can be very fun. Although many people, including teachers, don't want their students to read comics, I think that reading them can be worthwhile. Students can still learn a lot of new and interesting words!

Frankestein's story teaches us that scientists must always consider the morality of what they do. Just because a scientist CAN do something, doesn't necessarily mean that he SHOULD do something. Also, it shows that sometimes new technology can create new problems for us.

Excellent! I hope everyone enjoys reading it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good interpretation 11 Dec 2011
By Michael W. Jaworski - Published on Amazon.com
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Just to get this out of the way, I'm a huge fan of anything that has to do with Frankenstein. Whether it's the novel, memorbilia, the movies, hell, I even own some of the "Remco" & "Sideshow Toy" stuff. With that said, I enjoyed this despite the simplicity of the interpretation.

Granted, I'm very aware that the novel is difficult to adapt properly, as well as it is to make it so younger readers can enjoy, but Gary Reed did an admirable job here. However, what I really liked was Frazer Irving's interpretation of the monster. Outside of Berni Wrightson's version, I felt this was spot on.

I know nothing's perfect; this version left out some things (like the burning down of the DeLacey cottage) and some of the artwork is a tad too cartoonish (and in some cases just plain odd), but the cavils are minor. The thing that really impressed me was the cinematic framing of some of the panels. Some of the drawings had the compositional creativity of the storyboards of a Scorsese or a Peter Jackson picture.

Highly recommended for the Frankenstein buff or a younger reader who wants to tackle a dark Gothic operatic tragedy in a version that would be a little easier to understand. Well, that's my two cents. Cheers!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost as Good as the Original Classic 15 July 2011
By Liz W. - Published on Amazon.com
Reed and Irving deliver a clear, straightforward adaptation of Shelley's classic novel that older children will be able to both enjoy and understand. Soft, surreal, black and white illustrations set the stage for this gripping, elegant narrative. Facial expressions are never dull, and at times border on the melodramatic. The centerpiece of this work is the Monster himself - towering and lanky with long, disproportional limbs, this creature is dark and frightening, yet expressive and laden with undeniable human thoughts and emotions. Part of the Puffin Classic Graphics series, this graphic adaptation is one that can certainly stand apart from the original. Recommended for Ages 11-15.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 14 July 2005
By FreyaCRUE - Published on Amazon.com
I am not really into comics, but after picking this one up, I was impressed. Great graphics, especially after I found out it was done by Photoshop, and an easy to understand story. I think it was very well done and I look forward to seeing and reading more graphic novels in the future.
1.0 out of 5 stars Frankenstein Graphic Novel - Puffin 5 Nov 2011
By Jennifer Cordes - Published on Amazon.com
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While the content of this book is good and in alignment with the traditional story, the pictures are so dark that it is difficult to interpret them.
3.0 out of 5 stars Frankenstein Graphic Novel 20 Sep 2011
By Joel - Published on Amazon.com
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I had to read this book for English class, along with the original version of Frankenstein. It came quickly, and I read it in about 30 minutes.
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