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  • ISBN: 1590208609 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781590208601 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: p. cm.
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Overlook Hardcover, 2012.

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Summary, etc.: "The supernatural, unmissable new novel by the ALA Best Horror award nominee. In nineteenth-century Germany, one young man counts down the days until he can marry his beloved. until she is found brutally murdered, and the young man is accused of the crime. Broken on the wheel and left for dead, he awakens on a lab table, transformed into an abomination. Friedrich must go far to take his revenge --only to find his tormentor, Victor Frankenstein, in league with the Marquis de Sade, creating something much more sinister deep in the mountains. Paranormal and gripping in the tradition of the best work of Stephen King and Justin Cronin, Monster is a gruesome parable of control and vengeance, and an ingenious tribute to one of literature's greatest "--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 June #1
    *Starred Review* Repudiating the "outrageous fabrication" of Victor Frankenstein's story as told by Mary Shelley is the aim of this imaginative and grotesque novel from the revisionist perspective of the monster. First off, the monster had a name, Friedrich Hoffmann. Second, he had a true love, Johanna. So that they could become unwilling participants in unholy experiments, the lovers were murdered by Dr. Frankenstein, whom Zeltserman portrays as a perverse maniac in the mold of Lovecraft's Herbert West, working in league with the Marquis de Sade. Awakening to find himself inside a hideous, patchwork body, Hoffmann's first friend is Charlotte, a reanimated severed head in a bowl. Things get worse. Zeltserman's monster is every bit as eloquent as Shelley's, though his rage is more focused. He seeks to avenge Johanna, plain and simple. But the mystical rituals enacted by the doctor make insurrection difficult, and so Hoffmann wanders the countryside encountering changeling vampyrs, kindly monks, groveling Satanists, and, finally, a castle in which 200 girls have been kidnapped to be a part of Frankenstein and the Marquis' unspeakable "drama." This is juicy material for Franken-fans, and Zeltserman is just faithful enough to the original (he, too, ends with the fateful wedding night and the icebound ship) that his many fresh contributions feel entirely normal. Well, abnormal, to be accurate, but deliciously so. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Dave Zeltserman was born in Boston and educated at the University of Colorado. A former software engineer, he is the author of nine horror and crime novels including The Caretaker of Lorne Field and a Killer's Essence, also published by Overlook. He and his wife live in the Boston area. Visit davezeltserman.com.

Dave Zeltserman was born in Boston and educated at the University of Colorado. A former software engineer, he is the author of nine horror and crime novels includingThe Caretaker of Lorne Field and a Killer's Essence, also published by Overlook. He and his wife live in the Boston area. Visit davezeltserman.com.

Subject: Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) Fiction
Sade marquis de 1740-1814 Fiction
FICTION / Horror
Genre: Occult fiction.
Horror fiction.
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