[Book Review] Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

41fksy-1uil-_sx324_bo1204203200_Title: Frankenstein
Author: Mary Shelley
Genre: Fiction, horror, gothic, science fiction, classics

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Bokkilden.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: Victor Frankenstein is a young and ambitious scientist who becomes obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life. In an unorthodox experiment, he successfully assembles and brings to life a human being from stolen body parts, but he finds the giant creature so hideous and terrifying that he immediately rejects it. Isolated and lonely, the once innocent creature turns evil and sets out to take revenge on Frankenstein, his creator.

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[TBR] Plan to read in April 2017

I managed to read all the books I put on my March TBR and having a set TBR wasn’t as stressful as I feared, so I’ll be trying to do the same again this month. I’m hoping to add more books to this list but we’ll see – it’s a start anyway!

My April TBR:

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[Book Review] Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King

51nroab4ydl-_sx324_bo1204203200_Title: Nightmares & Dreamscapes
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Fiction, short stories, horror, supernatural

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Bokkilden.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: A solitary human finger pokes out of the drain in a bathroom sink. Famous dead musicians inhabit a seemingly idyllic small town. A London suburb is crawling with monsters. This collection is a multi-layered nightmare world consisting of 24 short stories.

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[Book Review] After the Quake by Haruki Murakami

41jdookhyml-_sx322_bo1204203200_Title: After the Quake
Author: Haruki Murakami
Genre: Fiction, short stories, magical realism, contemporary

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Bokkilden.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary: Satsuki fears her hatred towards one man might have caused a natural disaster. Four-year old Sala has nightmares about the Earthquake Man, who is trying to stuff her inside a little box. Katagiri returns to his apartment to find a giant frog on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. This collection of six short stories are all written in response to the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake.

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[Book Review] Nothing is Strange by Mike Russell

41c2ttp3cmlTitle: Nothing is Strange
Author: Mike Russell
Genre: Fiction, short stories, surrealism

Where I got the book: I received a free e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: A couple wants to prove that their love is real. A man clones himself. An audience waits patiently for a woman to escape a locked wooden crate. A man shows off his beard of transparent bees. These are just a few of the 20 short stories included in this bizarre, mind-expanding collection.

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[Book Review] Silence by Shūsaku Endō

41yiu5tgxgl-_sx328_bo1204203200_Title: Silence
Author: Shūsaku Endō
Genre: Fiction, historical fiction, religion, classics

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Book Depository.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: In the 1640s, Father Rodrigues, a Portuguese Jesuit priest, sets sail for Japan. His mission is to help the oppressed Japanese Christians and to find out whether or not his mentor Ferreira has renounced his faith, as the rumors claim. Rodrigues soon experiences the harsh reality of religious persecution firsthand, and as his suffering increases he is forced to make an impossible choice: abandon his flock or abandon his God.

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