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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein (EBook, 2009, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 3 stars

When two nineteenth-century Oxford students--Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley--form …

Gets much better in the second half

3 stars

The first half was a bit of a slog, probably in part because it's a first-person narrative, with a narrator who's pretty unlikable. I was all set to give up on it, asking myself why I keep reading retellings of older stories. It picks up a lot in the second half, though, and the ending is IMHO a clever twist.