I think I like the story of how this book came to be better than I liked the actual book. With that said, I'm glad that I read this classic novel.Frankenstein must have been extremely chilling when it was first published. I can see why it was so popular. It's a creepy tale that brings up all types of moral questions. To my modern mind it wasn't terrifying. It was more of a "meh" type of scary.All the monster really wanted was to love and be loved in return. He begged for friendship. He pleaded with Dr. Frankenstein to create a companion for him. When these things weren't forthcoming he turned to furious revenge.“Satan has his companions, fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him; but I am solitary and detested.” “I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.” Frankenstein deserves the classic label for it's longevity and timelessness. While the tale isn't as scary as it once was, wonderful writing and fine craftsmanship never go out of style.