Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Humanity of a Monster

PALLOR MORTIS by Yolanda Olson is the story of the Bride of Frankenstein, told from her POV. Elsa's narrative comes across more as a combination of a family drama and coming of age than any kind of horror. The suspense is fairly decent and Olson does a quality job of staying true to the themes presented in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The author also emphasizes the difference between her relationship with her "brother" as opposed to their "father," emphasizing the "abominations" as having the more human connection. The ending is ironic considering Elsa had finally found her voice and refused to be a victim.

As always,

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