The Cross of Frankenstein

The Cross of Frankenstein★ The Cross of Frankenstein PDF / Epub ✈ Author Robert J. Myers – Dr Frankenstein's illegitimate son Victor began to suspect the awful truth that his father's unholy fiend was still alive Why else would the stranger from Americas ask Victor to prepare a weird purpli Dr Frankenstein's illegitimate son Victor began to suspect the awful truth that his father's unholy fiend was still alive Why else would the stranger from Americas ask Victor to prepare a weird purplish fluid from a secret formula Was the stuff to serve the Monster as blood What other diabolical scheme was Victor to become a part of The Cross PDF/EPUB ² Then Victor was kidnaped and high in the gloomy mountains of Virginia he met his father's terrible creation and gazed into its dull yellow eye back cover copy. This is a very uneven novel However if you are willing to suspend disbelief and bring to it the wide eyed wonder that you would take to a pulp fiction novel you'll have fun In fact it reminds me of one of those classic books that were advertised in the pages of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Of course the creation has discovered his sexuality and while not overt words such as erection are used so I doubt if it would have graced the pages of that classic monster magazine The flaws are many The writer hopes to continue Mary Shelley's story even mimicking her style of writing The style is uickly abandoned and the purpose of the original is soon left in the swirling mists There are some incredible howlers in the pages that go against the logic created in the original The original Dr Frankenstein needs an off spring for this story to work so an unbelievable connection is made It is only unbelievable to the readers of the original who are well aware that it makes no sense I'm not sure where this writer was while the rest of us were reading FRANKENSTEIN but the Monster no longer the Creature is presented as always having been pure evil There are several characters who defy logical behavior doing things only because it moves the story from place to place rather than because it makes sense But admit it You aren't reading this because you want a true continuation of the classic novel You are reading it because you used to sit up late on Friday nights to catch Double Chiller Theatre That is the intended audience and it delivers a good deal of fun for those fans The writer returned to this story with a follow up book called THE SLAVE OF FRANKENSTEIN From the jacket description it looks to be of the same Even though the Frankenstein monster is in it it's not terribly horrific I thought it was a fun read though A surprisingly good storyAt the age of 16 young Victor Saville is told by his aunt that he's actually the illegitimate son of Victor Frankenstein From her he learns that the man he calls his uncle was the sea captain who rescued Victor from the Monster in the Arctic and heard his confession before he died He learns Frankenstein's story as well as the fact that he gave the captain a letter before he died to deliver to a tavern maid in Hamburg where the doctor had spent an idyllic time before once again seeing the Monster and fleeing When the captain goes there he discovers Victor and his mother and invites them to his home where she becomes his cook When she died soon after the captain's sister raises Victor as her ownand now feels he's old enough to learn his true heritageWhether through genetics or simple interest Victor becomes a general practitioner keeping his foster aunt's name instead of his true one He's happy in his work never thinking of his father When he's approached by a stranger from America to assist in formulating something called The Fluid using Swiss compounds because his client feels American ones aren't reliable he becomes intrigued and discovers this fluid which resembles blood must have something to do with his father's creation which didn't perish in the cold as was thought Instead of the proper ingredients he mixes poison into the compound and returns it to the stranger Then love enters Victor's life in the form of Felicia an orphan on her way to stay with an uncle in America and he forgets the stranger for a whileWhen the mysterious Mr Greene returns however asking Victor to accompany him to Americahe's surprised to discover the client didn't die of the poison in the compound but found it non hazardous to his health Victor is still trying to find a way for him and Felicia to be together when it comes time for her to board the ship for America Going to see her off he's waylaid and awaken in the hold of the ship with Felicia also a prisoner and on his way to AmericaVictor's adventures in the New World are a shock as he discovers not only is the Monster alive but he's surrounded himself with avid followers organizing a cult of sorts in which he's the promised supplier of a wonderful salvation Now Frankenstein's son takes up the cross his father boreto destroy the monster he created There's love and death and great disillusionment and tragedy in store and none of it ends in a way anyone expectsThis was a well written story told from Victor's POV embued with references to the original story as well as Dr Frankenstein's observation as His son's own reactions to the Monster what the creation represents his own blighted romance and the hint that this is the first in a series It holds the same theme as most stories of this kind and Victor truly reveals that a Frankenstein by any other name is still a Frankenstein when it comes to wishing to destroy the abomination his father createdThis novel is owned by the reviewer and no remuneration was involved in the writing of this review Although this book is intended to follow on from the original story think Hammer Horror than Mary ShelleyIt tells the story of the illegitimate son of the original Dr Frankenstein and of his mission to both recover his father's notebooks and to destroy the Monster he createdMost of the book is competently written but like the Monster itself it seems to be stitched together from disparate parts the narrative written in the first person from Victor's viewpoint switching from a certain gentility to be expected from a 19th century middle class doctor to a jarring scatological vein For example when Victor is kidnapped bound and thrown into a carriage for a long journey we are told that he was preoccupied with retaining control over my bladder and anal sphincter The very thought of beshatting myself however tightened the process NiceThere are other sections eually gratuitous and prurient that I feel mar the story However it is just possible that the author intended this as a reflection of the corruption and evil in the hearts of both the Doctor and the Monster and so with a degree of generosity I've given this three rather than two stars Frankenstein is far from my favorite 'classic' movie monster but I picked this up on a whim at Half Price Books The author does a commendable job in evoking a vintage narrative style I found this far readable than Shelley's original It has much talk than action but offers a fair continuation to the original story There is a seuel THE SLAVE OF FRANKENSTEIN Frankenstein with the sex drive of a T rex dropping his boner into captured women is probably the dumbest thing ive read in my life timebeside the shock of that one I'd say the most boring aswell

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  • The Cross of Frankenstein
  • Robert J. Myers
  • English
  • 03 December 2014
  • 9780671805425