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|Full title||Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [permalink]|
|Alternative title||Blade Runner|
|Author||Philip K. Dick (author)|
|Categories||Novel and science fiction|
|Original publication year||1968|
|ISBN||0-345-35047-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
|Full title||Frankenstein [permalink]|
|Alternative title||or, The Modern Prometheus|
|Authors||Mary Shelley (author) and Margaret Brantley (supplemental)|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Categories||Gothic and novel|
|Publisher series||Enriched Classic|
|Original publication year||1818|
|ISBN||978-0-7434-8758-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
An explorer of the North Pole picks up a weary and battered Victor Frankenstein. Victor is on the run from his creation, who is trying to kill him. The captain of the ship listens to Frankenstein's story (which makes up the meat of the novel).
What struck me about the novel was how mild-mannered, eloquent, and initially innocent Frankenstein's so-called monster is. The monster spends a good chunk of the novel in the forest, trying to make a living, and he meets a family living in a forest cabin.
This novel is a classic, and extremely well-written. I heartily recommend it. If you're not versed in Victorian English I recommend that you get a version with notes to explain language usage. Otherwise, a lot of things won't make sense.
|Full title||Gulliver's Travels [permalink]|
|Alternative title||Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships|
|Authors||Jonathan Swift (author) and Robert DeMaria (introduction)|
|Categories||Fantasy, novel, satire and travel|
|Original publication year||1726|
|ISBN||978-0-14-143949-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver
|Full title||Kilden [permalink]|
|Alternative title||Brevet om fiskeren Markus|
|Translated title||The Source; or, The Letter Concerning Mark the Fisherman|
|Author||Gabriel Scott (author)|
|Original publication year||1918|
|ISBN||978-82-03-19498-6 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
Follows the life of a simple fisherman named Mark, interspersed with his thoughts and commentaries.
Even though the story is simple, it's very gripping. Gabriel Scott has a very engaging way of writing, and is especially good at describing situations.