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The Bride of Frankenstein Paperback – 25 Dec 2007

3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse (25 Dec. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003F8AO2I
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,950,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beginning immediately at the climax of the Bride of Frankenstein movie this novel is told from the point of view of the Bride as she is awakened and repulsed by the creature. The laboratory is destroyed and the castle falls down around her. This is where the movie ended, but the book has Doctor Pretorius and the Bride (now named, rather unoriginally, as Pandora - but at least some half-baked subtext justifies it) escape the danger and flee into the country where Pretorius plans to shelter her with his little pet monsters and oddball adopted family. These early chapters show promise, but Elizabeth Hand doesn't really know where to take the novel.

It seems to be set in 1935, the year of the movie's release, but there's no references to anything specific in history to clarify it. Scenes set in Berlin are all quite vague with the description and it seems to exist in an alternate or floating timeline. The second act has it turn into a road movie (road book?) of sorts, which works to a degree, then it all falls apart in the third act when Hand seems to channel Fritz Lang's Metropolis and confuses the meandering story by introducing way too many new characters instead of focusing on plot or building an atmosphere. This novel simply doesn't know what it wants to be, which is a shame since I was quite enjoying it to begin with.
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good read , great plot and sci fi driven in content , not quite gothic terror as such .read it
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