If I love anything where reading is concerned, it's a good theme/marathon/series, so when it came time to choose some seasonal reading this Halloween I decided to re-read/read some of the classic monster literature. It was interesting to read the source material for so very many famous stories and characters and movie adaptations to know the true literary origins (and to note just how far dramatized/cinematic versions can sometimes stray from the originals, while sometimes staying surprisingly faithful in some ways).
So now, I present character sketches from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (review here):
As a side note, these were also suitable reading for our recent Mediterranean cruise. They just seemed so European, and covered so many countries and even continents.
Happy Halloween*, everyone!
* And remember, it's pronounced "Hallow-een", not "Hollow-een". Just one of my favorite seasonal pet peeves.