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If You Like This, Then You’d Like This: Frankenstein and The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde |2

Hey friends! Today I’m comparing two books that I think are fairly similar and that I both liked. This is the second post in the series, you can read the first one here. I dub these two books as science gone wrong.

I read Frankenstein earlier this year and I liked it fine and I just finished The Strange Case of Dr Jeykyll and Mr Hyde and I realised that they are oddly familiar in terms of plot, characterization, writing and they are both set in the Victorian period.

The Strange Case of Dr Jeykyll and Mr Hyde is a short novella about a scientist who created an elixir that changes him from being mild mannered Dr Jeykyll to the cruel evil Mr Hyde. It follows events that happen as a result of this and is a short read that I got through quite fast.

Frankenstein is a full novel about a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who tries to create life from stolen limbs of the dead and the result is this ugly monster that is rejected by its owner and society at large. The monster then goes ahead to seek revenge. You can find my full review here.

Both books have this spooky, gothic kind of feel and if you liked one, I’m sure you’d like the other. If you haven’t read any of them, make a point of picking them up. I definitely recommend.

Have you read any of these books? Thoughts?

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