Here is what I know about Mary Shelley and her most famous work, Frankenstein:
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein.
I haven't read the novel yet either. Then, I found out that we had just passed by her birth month, August, which gave me an idea. This September, I will be reading books that will be centered around either the author herself or the characters that she created and immortalized in that novel.
At present, due to time constrictions and stuff, I am going to pick a few categories. I aim to finish at least one book from each category. I want me to understand that the project may end before it even starts or it may be left uncompleted. It does not matter because I am still going ahead with it.
I will be posting reviews as I go.
The categories that I have in mind could change but this is what I have come up with so far:
1. Parent Material: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
2. Others' Take: The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein by Stephen Jones
3. Historical Retakes: Anno Frankenstein by Jonathan Green
4. Genre Spins: Steampunk: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Zdenko Basic
5. Young Adult Forays: Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
6. Sci-Fi Pastiche: Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz
7. Philosophical Entree: Frankenstein and Philosophy by Nicholas Michaud
8. Series Picker-Uppers: The Second Birth of Frankenstein by Will Hill
9. Prequels: This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
10. Precipitating Conditions: The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo
11. Character Spotlight: My Frankenstein by Michael J. Lee
12. Technological Difficulties: Frankenstein's Cat by Emily Anthes
13. Changed Perspectives: Frankenstein's Monster by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe
14. Graphic Detail: Monster Of Frankenstein by Dick Briefer, David Jacobs, Alicia Jo Rabins Edwards
Thus, begins Project Frankenstein.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein
The Second Birth of Frankenstein & Anno Frankenstein