The writing and storyline start off strong with vivid imagery and a fascinating and identifiable character, however odd and violent. You want to root for him defending the whales and his desire to defend humanity, to keep us on the right path. The story becomes muddied when it shifts to the Frankenstein storyline; the shift comes abruptly and without a conclusive farewell to the Monster. There also is not a link between the two; I am assuming that will come in later editions, but it would have helped to have a clearer connection in this earlier edition without such an abrupt shift.
On it’s own, the Frankenstein story is moving. Frankenstein makes poetry when creating her Monster son. Every word between them, each moment, is very stylistic and sequenced in such a way that it is as if you are reading poetry… an out-of-this-world experience. I think it helps to honor both the emotion and the mysticism of the moment. Adding just a little bit of mystery and eerie romantic quality to what could have been a mad scientist rant makes for a much more fascinating and emotional scene. I have to admit, I had to catch my breath at the end, as I was on the edge of my seat at the twist.