“Grimly enlivens the prose while retaining its power to both frighten and engage sympathy for the monster-creator Victor Frankenstein. This is a richly morose. Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein has ratings and reviews. Gris Grimly, the New York Times bestselling artist and creator of the beloved Edgar Allan P. Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein is a graphic novel by Gris Grimly. Grimly uses captivating illustrations paired with Mary Shelley’s original text to create an experience.
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Return to Book Page. Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein by Gris Grimly. Gris Grimly, the New York Times bestselling artist and creator of the beloved Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness, has long considered Mary Shelley’s classic tale of terror to be one of his greatest inspirations.
He is now paying homage to it with a lavishly illustrated full-length adaptation, the first of its kind in this or any format. The tale of the hubris o Gris Grimly, the New York Times bestselling artist and creator of the beloved Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness, has long considered Mary Shelley’s classic tale of terror to grus one of his greatest inspirations.
The tale of the hubris of Victor Frankenstein, the innocence gfimly his monstrous creation, and the darkest desires of the human heart have never been more vividly represented on the page. Using an abridged version of the original text, Gris has created an experience that is part graphic novel, part prose novel, and all Gris Grimly: Beautifully terrifying and terrifyingly beautiful, grus is Frankenstein as you’ve never seen it before.
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Lists with This Book. Oct 17, Jesse JesseTheReader rated it really liked it. Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? The story is presented in a visually exciting style that mixes text, handwritten letters, and Grimly’s eerie art.
Some pages are very text-heavy, while others, including the monster’s account of his dealings with the outside world feature a series of nearly wordless panels. I found this “quiet” section of the bo “Cursed Creator! I found this “quiet” section of the book to be the most powerful, and also deeply moving. Whether you’ve read the original story or not, this is an enjoyable rendition that will leave you wondering about the identity of the true monster.
I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel who thou drivest from joy for no misdeed. We’ve probably all seen at least one of the movies my frankenstrin is still Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein.
If you haven’t seen it you’ve missed out on great comedy. It highlights the best parts to keep the story easy to follow.
Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein
The art is great and really adds a powerful visual. Dec 12, Harlee rated it really liked it. I tend to avoid grimlyy kinds of books but I really enjoyed it! From the moment I saw this book I knew I needed to own it. I first read Frankenstein years ago in high school and was surprised how much I enjoyed it.
Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein Book Review
Reading this book reminded me of those days reading it in school. I wouldn’t say you need to read the original before this but I’m glad I did. Though he does use the majority of Mary Shelley’s text there are some passages just conveyed with pictures and because I have already read it I I tend to avoid these kinds of books but I really enjoyed it!
Though he does use the majority of Mary Shelley’s text there are some passages just conveyed with pictures and because I have already read it I was able to think, “oh yeah, and then that happened”. Overall I think Gris Grimly did a wonderful job bringing this story to life. The pictures were creepy yet beautifully done, especially Elizabeth and the monster. There was a steampunk theme to them, which I’m not a huge steampunk fan, but it didn’t bother me at all. I’m very happy with my purchase of this book and it looks gorgeous on my bookshelf!
This was the perfect combination of text and illustration. The tedious long winded writing that stopped my enjoyment of the original novel was replaced by engaging images. The atmosphere created by the original text passages and Grimly’s illustrations told the story in a vivid and capturing way I missed in the full novel. I found myself immersed in the story and world and just flew through it.
I can recommend this to fans of the novel as well as to people struggling with the full length text, or This was the perfect combination of text and illustration. I can recommend this to fans of the novel as well as to people struggling with the full length text, or just anyone who loves to read graphic novels.
Nov 10, Amber Marshall rated it liked it Shelves: I consider myself Team Dracula not trying to be meme-ish, just referencing Grimly’s afterwordbut when it came to reading both novels, both of which I believe I read on my own, not in a class, I couldn’t get through Dracula. Somewhere in the middle of the umpteenth letter pledging eternal friendship to one another, I got sick of the twee and said “screw it.
Maybe Mary Shelley’s writing style appeals to me more than Bram Stoker’s. I s I consider myself Team Dracula not trying to be meme-ish, just referencing Grimly’s afterwordbut when it came to reading both novels, both of which I believe I read on my own, not in a class, I couldn’t get through Dracula. I somehow ended up with a small sort of pocket-book sized comic book “Classics Illustrated” version talked about here http: My husband got me this graphic novel for my Halloween birthday as an appropriately spooky gift.
Now I have to issue a disclaimer here: I’m not immediately shocked and turned off by freaky illustrations, dark stuff, some gore, surrealist illustration, etc. And things are ugly. It’s kind of interesting that all the characters look like gothy Tim Burton characters. So good job to Grimly for getting that feeling across. One thing that irrationally bothered me is that Frankenstein didn’t seem to do that great a job of cobbling his monsters together. He has the bride almost done and I’m looking at her like, “Vic, you don’t even have her leg attached all the way, she’s missing a foot, WTF sloppy work dude.
I know all the text is from the book but I don’t think it’s ALL of the text from the book and maybe that’s why I wasn’t as jazzed about this comic as I remember being about the novel itself.
I think I’ll have to reread the original and see. I am interested in checking out some of Grimly’s graphic-novelizations. Nov 11, Emily rated it it was ok Shelves: I have a lot of beef with this book, and that may be because I am a bit of a literary snob.
But please, hear me out. This is a graphic representation of Shelley’s classic.
In case you’re not familiar with the story, Viktor Frankenstein creates a living body from dead ones. He freaks out when it fraankenstein alive and runs away; the creature must fend for itself and although he isn’t inherently evil, takes a bitter view on the world because of his abandonment. The creature kills, Frankenstein is upset, and ultimately Frankenstein and his creation are doomed in an icy wasteland.
I hope Crankenstein didn’t spoil too much for you. Now, on with my critique. I didn’t expect it to have her original text, but I was rather pleased when I realized it did. The illustrations are whimsical and ultimately grotesque.
Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein by Gris Grimly
The characters are ugly, the pictures seem dirty, and there are skulls and bones everywhere. The beauty of this story, for me, was that when I read it for the first time, the characters seemed real. Although Frankenstein’s creation was fantastical, the story was not. That’s what grips you: Grimly has distorted this reality into a fantastical story, which I personally did not appreciate.
I think the story lost some of it’s punch, some of it’s value, due to these illustrations. This is my main issue with this story, although it may not be a problem for other readers. But who are these other readers?
This is marketed as a YA lit book, but I really don’t see many teens getting through it. Sure, they might do a better job than going through the original Frankenstein novel, but it’s the same text. The beginning of the book starts our with the letter from Captain Walton to his sister–six pages of letters in a script font difficult to read that I quite frankly don’t think many teens will make it through.
But maybe I’m wrong, and it’s just the literary snob in me that makes me really dislike this book although Griimly really not a fan of grotesque illustrations. Oct 26, Sarah Feyas rated it it was amazing. Gris Grimly is now one of my favorite people, because his version of Frankenstein is the most incredible thing I’ve read this year.
I read the original frajkenstein Mary Shelly and, at risk of being hanged, hated it. She was to descriptive for my tastes and it took to long to get to the meat and grimlj of the story. I completly understand that she needed to describe the beauty of the Alps and that there just are not enough words to complete that task.
However, for a plot driven reader like me, it’s just Gris Grimly is gis one of my favorite people, because his version of Frankenstein is the most incredible thing I’ve read this year. However, for a plot driven reader like me, it’s just a bunch of stuff to trudge through until I get to the story.
Grimly remedied all of that and I was finally able to see the framkenstein story that everyone else so loved. I now proudly and with joy join the hords of Frankenstein lovers world wide. I was nearly overcome by tears at the end of the story. It made me sad and happy all at once to finish the book.