Through the eyes of a young adventurer in search of the North Pole, we hear the tale of Frankenstein.
This is a story of perfect joy brought to complete despair. Victor Frankenstein is one of the more respectable, hardworking, brilliant, blessed men you will ever read about. In a fit of genius and shortsight, Frankenstein creates life. But instead of being a beautiful thing, this life belongs to a monster who plagues all with pain.
My take: a brilliant story, and an excellent read.