Fright Fall 2015

With October officially here, it seems a good time to start thinking about all things Halloween-y and today I actually got ahead of the game and bought my daughter her costume. I also realised I hadn’t written my sign-up post for Fright Fall so here it is.

Fright Fall is a week long read-a-long run by Michelle through her read the seasons blog. I did the Summer one and it was a lot of fun. This is shorter being only a week long (starting Monday) and there is a simple rule for the books you read – they have to be scary be that mystery, thriller, horror or gothic. You post what you plan on reading and how you did at the end.

Tying in with my reading of Romantic Outlaws (yes, I’m still reading it!) and my classic club list (because I’m way behind on my list), I’ve decided to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

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Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever. (From goodreads)

I’m really looking forward to it, and maybe picking up some suggestions from others for spooky reads for the rest of the month. Wish me luck and, if you have time, click on the badge below to see what others are reading.

Emma

15 comments
  1. I loved reading Frankenstein. It’s such a great book for such a young writer. It’s so interesting to examine the monster’s development and to try to determine his responsibility for this actions and how much responsibility is Frankenstein’s. I hope that you love it as much as I did!

    1. I’m really looking forward to it. As with these books where there have been a million TV shows and books I’m just hoping I can put them out of my mind. Emma

  2. I enjoyed Frankenstein years go. I hope you enjoyed it as well!

    1. I hope so – though yet to start it…the best laid plans and all that!

  3. Frightful sounds like fun and I love that it’s wide enough to include thrillers and mysteries as well as horror.

    1. It is nice it’s not to strict…and only a week. That I can cope with.

  4. I meant Frightfall but my auto correct doesn’t agree! 😀

    1. Glad it’s not just me. I wished someone a haughty birthday recently!

  5. Hi Emma! Just stopping by from Seasons of Reading’s #FrightFall to see who’s reading along with me.

    1. I hope to be reading anyway…haven’t cracked open the book today yet…still, there’s time 😄

  6. I enjoy reading the classics and then updated versions of them.
    I started the read-a-thon with family friendly murder, if there is such a thing.
    please visit this week to see what else I share.
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    1. I do love classics but they also take longer and I’m not very patient. I am interested by the idea of a family friendly murder!

  7. […] I mentioned Saturday, I’m taking part in Frightfall this week – with the plan to read one scary book. I chose Frankenstein, which I started last […]

  8. Hi Emma. Glad you could join us again for another read-a-thon. I’m running behind on making the rounds. I hope you’re enjoying Frankensten. I can’t believe I still haven’t read it!

  9. […] did it, after days of struggling to read any book, let alone the only one I’d set myself for Frightfall, I finally found my rhythm late last week and got not only Frankenstein but also Eeny Meeny […]

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