Books Graphic Novel Reviews

Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein

October 2, 2018

There was no way I wasn't going to love this. It's Frankenstein. Frankenstein with pictures.

This graphic novel has everything that I loved about the book when I first read it. The mixed media element of Walton's letters was lovely however I did struggle at times to puzzle out the font. It added to the effect but made it difficult to read. Without having already read Frankenstein in it's entirety I probably would've had a bit of an issue with that.

Gris' illustration fit perfectly with the tone of Frankenstein whilst still adding a modern and alternative twist. Elizabeth's hair was certainly interesting to say the least.

If you've been wanting to read Frankenstein but the thought of the novel is a bit daunting this is an excellent place to start. Or, if like me you're a massive fan of the book it's a great way to re-read this one too!



Name: Frankenstein

Author(s): Gris Grimly

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Pages: 208

ISBN: 978-0-06-186298-4

Rating: 5/5

Have you read Gris Grimly's Frankenstein?

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    October 3, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    omg! mixed media elements yess! the cover is awesome too.

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      October 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      It’s so bloody beautiful inside too! Highly recommend having a look at it. I want to find more of his work now XD

      Katie x

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