Book Review Of “Pride And Prometheus” By John Kessel @blrobins2 #WunderkindPR
Pride and Prejudice meets Frankenstein as Mary Bennet falls for the enigmatic Victor Frankenstein and befriends his monstrous Creature in this clever fusion of two popular classics.
Threatened with destruction unless he fashions a wife for his Creature, Victor Frankenstein travels to England where he meets Mary and Kitty Bennet, the remaining unmarried sisters of the Bennet family from Pride and Prejudice. As Mary and Victor become increasingly attracted to each other, the Creature looks on impatiently, waiting for his bride. But where will Victor find a female body from which to create the monster’s mate?
Meanwhile, the awkward Mary hopes that Victor will save her from approaching spinsterhood while wondering what dark secret he is keeping from her.
Pride and Prometheus fuses the gothic horror of Mary Shelley with the Regency romance of Jane Austen in an exciting novel that combines two age-old stories in a fresh and startling way (From Goodreads)
Thank you to Wunderkind PR for the free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 3 out of 5 stars.
Let me start off by saying I have not read Pride and prejudice, Nor have I read Frankenstein, so as far as me being able to review this as a re-telling will be slightly difficult. I can say that I did enjoy this story, and I loved the dark, gothic horror. I also really enjoyed the fact that the language of this novel is per the era it takes place in. That was a nice touch. It wasn’t an over modernized re-telling of a classic story. It stayed true to its roots.
For someone like me, who wasn’t a reader of the originals to be able to pick this up, and follow along with the story is another plus. It honestly did make me want to read the classics. Perhaps someday.