Words that I Learned:
Words that I Already Knew:
Menhir was a word that I already knew because of the Malazan Books of the Fallen series. If you like all things epic fantasy, then you should not miss out on this one! Back to the word:
“a large upright standing stone ”
Words that I found Interesting and Might Use:
A familiar word since the gourd family is known as Curcubitaceae, it means, “The lower part of an alembic”.
Words that Stayed with Me:
“And there I will stay with her, to be there with her, to take refuge with her among the dead. I will tear at my body and my corruption until we are one in soft asylum. And there I will remain, living with death for whatever may be left of eternity. Wish me Godspeed.”
“Charlie, like all true artists, had not thought of his creation in terms of sordid usefulness, because, so far as he could remember Baron Frankenstein’s monster had not been expected to find gainful employment.”
Last Train by Guy N. Smith:
A young man who has lived a very sheltered life meets not one but three Franken-women!
The Hound of Frankenstein by Peter Tremayne:
The Doctor is well and alive in this one. Oh, and he is crazy evil.
Mother of Invention by Graham Masterton:
I have read other books by this horror writer. His writing is much more interesting in the form of a short story.
David’s mom is aging too slowly for her age. He soon finds out why.
The Frankenstein Legacy by Adrian Cole:
In the author’s own words, “In Mary Shelley’s novel, the scientist clearly dies, the Monster determined to self-destruct. But then it struck me that we only have Robert Walton’s word for that, don’t we? “
The story portrays the monster from Frankenstein as someone impervious to pain and elements of the weather. It is a deviation from the original since Mary Shelley’s work made us empathize with the creature. I like her POV better.
The Dead Line by Dennis Etchison:
In the world that this story is set, scientific advances have made it possible to extend life indefinitely. It just isn’t a good idea to die there! This story starts with the most horrifying opening lines that will haunt you forever once you have read them. They will also ensure that you read the rest!
“This morning I put ground glass in my wife’s eyes. She didn’t mind. She didn’t make a sound. She never does.”
Poppi’s Monster by Lisa Morton:
A little girl whose life treats her painfully because her father is the monster in her life.
Undertow by Karl Edward Wagner:
A necromancer forces a young woman to stay with him. Or does he?
The author has a thing for the gourd family. He uses “cucurbit” and “gourd” both within the same story!
More details on Project Frankenstein