This is going to be one of the shorter reviews I've written because I don't have too much to say about the title. It's hard to rate. It's hard to review. One one hand, I liked it. The illustrations are fantastic and the interest is certainly there. And that's where I had most of my attention at. The second half. I'd expected a bit more from the first half--which is a bit of a short biography--and I didn't get it. It was so dry and boring...and at one point more graphic than I liked. I guess I expected more of a short story, rather than a dull biography. So much telling and not enough showing (but there was quite a deal of graphic details about animal experiments--creepy and icky). It really is like picking up two different books in one once you flip to the back half between the biography and the hand-drawn artwork. And the artwork in the second half is what makes the book worth picking up and having a look. It's amazing. I can see how fans of Frankenstein would be interested in checking out this title.I was provided a copy from Quirk Books in exchange for my honest review.