Monday, October 29, 2012

Review of iFrankenstein by Bekka Black

Title: iFrankenstein
Author: Bekka Black
Kindle Format
Summary: It's Frankenstein for the digital age! Bekka Black brings Mary Shelley's classic novel, Frankenstein, into the digital age. Victor Frankenstein and Elizabeth are on a work type cruise with their parents while their friend Henry is at home. Victor is desperate to win a scholarship to a certain school. His application for winning is to create the smartest and most human like computer chatbot. Victor names his creation V.V. 
V.V. suddenly becomes too smart and too alive. He pulls up private information and goes beyond his programming codes. V.V. is alive! Victor must do all he can to shut V.V. down in this imaginative novel told through texts, e-mails, pictures, and web pages.
My Thoughts: First off, I just want to thank the author, Bekka Black, for sending me iFrankenstein to review. I read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in high school and really enjoyed the twist Bekka Black put on this classic. I found the story highly enjoyable and a very quick read. I love the format of the story. Reading through e-mails and texts is a refreshing change from the normal book format. I also really enjoyed the added detail of the pictures thrown in. The author did a really good job of converting Frankenstein's monster into the digital age. Virtual Victor was scary and threatening.
iFrankenstein is just a really fun and quick read. I would recommend it to any Frankenstein fan and would also recommend you check out the first novel in the iMonsters series, iDrakula. Just very enjoyable reading.
It's Alive!!

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