Frankenstein Book

BIBCL5.8: Frankenstein Book Worm Hole

Frankenstein Book Worm Hole It’s time for our final thoughts on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. JP gives his typical random rating; Rebecca gives her typical meandering explanation of the book’s literary influences. Then it’s on to the Frankenstein Book Worm Hole: How could this book have avoided all the conflict, and just skipped to the end?…

Bride of Frankenstein

BIBCL5.7: The Bride of Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein This is our last episode discussing the narrative of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The monster has one teensy request: companionship. The bride of Frankenstein is a bit different in the movies than in the book. Meanwhile, Victor Frankenstein faints. Again. And again. Image credits: Wedding rings image via Wikimedia Commons. Audio file…

Mary Shelley Biography

BIBCL5.6: Mary Shelley Biography

Mary Shelley Biography In this episode we discuss Mary Shelley’s life. Her first publication when she was eleven years old. Her teenage crush-turned elopement. And many, many people dying. Image credits: 1810 painting of Lake Geneva by J.M.W. Turner via Wikimedia Commons. Audio file credits: Dvořák, Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22…tempo di valse, courtesy K&K…

Frankenstein and murder

BIBCL5.5: Frankenstein and Murder

Frankenstein and Murder This episode is our second discussion of the narrative. We delve into Frankenstein and murder: the monster’s first kill, and the thickening of the plot. Other topics of discussion include racist courts, monster parkour, and super stealth.   Image credits: Forest via Wikimedia Commons. Audio file credits: Dvořák, Serenade for Strings in E Major,…

Frankenstein Historical Context

BIBCL5.4: Frankenstein Historical Context – Absurd Stories from 1818

Frankenstein Historical Context: Absurd Stories from 1818 JP claims nothing interesting happened in 1818, so Rebecca issues a challenge. Somehow we end up talking about death by volcano (again) and hipsters. Listen to our episode to hear about the Frankenstein historical context.   Image credits: Satellite image of Mount Tambora via Wikimedia Commons. Audio file…

Frankenstein's Monster

BIBCL5.3: Frankenstein’s Monster is Alive!

Frankenstein’s Monster is Alive! Welcome to the first episode discussing the narrative of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. We talk alchemy. We talk about the ideal woman. We talk about electricity. Sparks are flying, people. Frankenstein’s monster: how many of his parts are from pigs?   Image credits: Lightning image  via Wikimedia Commons. Audio file credits: Dvořák, Serenade for…

Frankenstein summary

BIBCL5.2: Frankenstein Summary – In Two Minutes

Frankenstein Summary – A Race through the Plot in Two Minutes JP is back with his “summary” – more like nerd-comic monologue – of this month’s book, Frankenstein. Those searching for an actual Frankenstein summary may want to look elsewhere. But if you want to hear about psychopaths and literature, this summary may just be for you.…

Collecting Frankenstein

BIBCL5.1: Collecting Frankenstein & Title Dissection

Collecting Frankenstein We’re back with a new book to biblioclast. And since we both love Halloween, we couldn’t resist a scary story. This particular story, in fact, grew out of contest to write a ghost story one stormy night…in June. In the contest between Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (soon to be Mary Shelley),…