I need a book club book that is connected somehow to 'Frankenstein'.
March 21, 2011 2:06 PM Subscribe
I need a non-fiction companion to 'Frankenstein' for my book club.
posted by bq to Society & Culture (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My book club is reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein next month. We alternate between fiction and non-fiction, and I would like to suggest a non-fiction book that relates to Frankenstein as a follow up.
Ideally I'd like something that deals with the romantics and their circle, or with Mary Shelley's famous mother, Mary Wollstonecraft. I'm also open to something non-historical dealing with the technological themes of Frankenstein. Or something about the filming of 'Young Frankenstein'. As long as there is some connection, and the book fits the following book-club-friendly criteria:
1) not too long - long books always get shot down
2) not too dense - readable
3) not too new - no-one wants to buy an expensive hardback because there are 400 people waiting for it at the library
Bonus points if it's in the public domain and can be downloaded for free to ereaders. (hey, a girl can dream)