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Parasha: Frankenstein March 22nd reading


Looks like we're definitely drawing toward some sort of resolution here, since Frankenstein's finally off his duff and actually Doing Stuff.

Most of the chapter is going on about scenery, traveling, and Frankenstein's feelings of guilt and horror, blabbity blah. Oh, and he seems to be wavering back and forth on whether he realizes he may have done something stupid by up and leaving the country without even contacting the Creature, or not.

Mostly though this just seems to be a needed but relatively unimportant chapter that progresses the action in predictable ways. Previously, he promised to create a companion for the Creature, and decided he needed information in England, this time, he starts actually Doing This, but hasn't finished anything yet.

Oh, and he does make mention of the fact that he's feeling guilt, without actually being guilty of anything. Which, Victor, hahaha, pull the other one, it's got bells on. Or at least cute little sparkly things.

And Scotland still does not seem like the place to be doing Mad Scientisty stuff!


Also, I'll let the poll go for probably another day, but it's looking at the moment like it might be The Last Unicorn for April. Any objections?

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stormfeather
Mar. 22nd, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Well, it's not like I take him into account anyhow! Oh wait, is that my outside voice?

Even not counting that though, looks like it's somewhat ahead, or at least was last time I looked! I'm not calling it a definite yet though. :p
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khedron
Mar. 22nd, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
Also, I'll let the poll go for probably another day, but it's looking at the moment like it might be The Last Unicorn for April. Any objections?

No objections, although I'd keep the poll open a bit more. I'd also be up for "V for Vendetta" and a variety of other things.

I'm behind on my Frankenstein, so not commenting on the content yet. But I have found myself wondering if it's somehow less suited to slow-but-constant reading. I would imagine most of us would polish this off in a day or a week, railing at Victor's emo nature, but we'd be going quickly enough that the story would balance it out. When going more slowly, maybe we have to suffer more, since there really is less content/chapter than there was in "Watchmen" or Sherlock Holmes.
stormfeather
Mar. 22nd, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
I'll leave the poll up for another day probably, but don't want to leave it too long, since some people will probably still need to procure the book. (Although if we don't start until a few days into the month...hrm.)

Anyhow, yeah, it would probably be better-balanced reading it all in one go (or a few goes). Some things work well with the slower pace and scrutiny, I don't think this is one of them.
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stormfeather
Mar. 22nd, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
re: the travelogue, no, it would not shock me! I didn't know it, but it does not shock me.

Re: the fittingness, oh SURE, if you use logic over tradition! But what kind of mad scientist does that?
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