The Victor Frankenstein Spoiler

Reading & Writing

Peter Cushing as old Vic

Peter Cushing as old Vic


I’ve just finished Peter Ackroyd’s ‘The Casebook Of Victor Frankenstein’, a lightning-fast romp that drops the fictional Victor in with the real-life Shelley, Byron and the gang in Switzerland – such an obvious idea I’m amazed it hasn’t been explored before, but a big word of warning if you’re buying it…don’t read the back of the book, where the publisher has seen fit to put reviews which give away the (admittedly fairly obvious) twist ending. What were they thinking of?