Vault of Frankenstein Book Review from @kleffnotes

Frankenstein turns 200, well the story of the monster does at least. This October is the perfect time to celebrate the most well known monstrous creation from classic literature and I have the perfect way for you to celebrate. You find fill your mind with Frankenstein history by checking out Vault of Frankenstein: 200 Years of the World’s Most Famous Monster.

This book is the perfect Halloween coffee table book and will be a great addition to any horrifying home. Vault of Frankenstein delves into the history of the monster, the doctor, and their creator, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley since the year 1818. Beginning with a discussion of how this tale came to be Paul Ruditis follows Frankenstein throughout history and examines the influence of the character on popular media. He finally explained for me why everyone calls the doctor and his monster Frankenstein, and the answer will actually surprise you. Frequently just called Frankenstein, the monster grew from literature to theater to film and even beyond that in a variety of ways.

I enjoyed every minute of the tremendously informative Vault of Frankenstein and found myself learning so many more details about this character, as well as the doctor and Igor have evolved over time. There was just so much to look at, not only within the writing, but with the included images. Ruditis provides a number of exceptional images for his readers and each of them just adds to the history he is tell. There are also extras included in the back of the book that you can examine or even put up for a Frankenstein touch in any room. These include replica movie posters, a photo of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein, and even an example of Mary Shelley’s journal entries. Whether you are a monster fan or just looking for an interesting pop culture focused read you should definitely check this book out today. You can find Vault of Frankenstein: 200 Years of the World’s Most Famous Monster on sale now.

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