Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist Review: undefined
hmmm……….. ive seen maybe 3 of these. *drags self*
Currently Reading: A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge!
I have finished reviewing all the books I read during the spooky season and the reviews are linked below! All the reviews are spoiler free 🙂
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (read this!!!!)
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Author: Mary Shelley
As a reader who doesn’t usually go for classics, I really really enjoyed this! Of course, the story of Frankenstein is legendary but the book itself wasn’t at all as I expected. Surprisingly, it wasn’t that scary. The monster speaks so eloquently when we first see him talk that I kept imagining him as a civilised person – just with mouldy skin and more murder on their record. But where it lacks in the horror department it gains in emotion and almost elegant suffering.
I know that sounds odd, but this story is so full of grief, guilt, regret and misery and yet somehow the author manages to portray these emotions in such a darkly beautiful way. At some points, though, it did sound like the author looked up every single word in a thesaurus and picked out the longest synonym (sometimes the language was a bit unnecessary).
The pace was kind of imbalanced. I wish we had more description of the monster being brought to life than we did – and I wish we had a little less of Frankenstein just wallowing in his own misery. But the writing is so beautiful I’m going to let that slide.
The ending was so morbid and unexpected but I absolutely LOVED it. Throughout the whole story we are questioning the morals of ourselves as well as the characters and it finished on such a note that I was doubting the morals of everything that happened.
Definitely a must-read. I envy the people who get to study this story for school, because it’s so amazing and I’d love to dig deeper into the language the author uses.