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Father of Frankenstein Father of Frankenstein MOBI × Father of Kindle - father free, frankenstein book, Father of epub, Father of FrankensteinFather of Frankenstein PDF/EPUBJames Whale, the elegant director of such classic horror films as Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein, was found at his Los Angeles mansion in , dead of unnatural causes Christopher Bram, whose social insight and wit have earned him comparisons to Henry James and Gore Vidal, explores the mystery of Father of Kindle - Whale s last days in this evocative and suspenseful work of fiction Home from the hospital after a minor stroke, Whale becomes convinced that his time is nearly over Increasingly confused and disoriented, he is overwhelmed by images from the past his working class childhood in Britain, lavish Hollywood premieres in the s attended with a nervous lover, meeting Garbo, parties with Elsa Manchester, Charles Laughton, and Elizabeth Taylor, nightmares from his own movies Handsome ex marine Clayton Boone, an angry loner who is Whale s gardener, becomes the focus of a fantastic plot Whale devises to provide his life with the dramatic ending it deserves Bram juxtaposes the worlds of two very different men, James Whale and Clayton Boone, deftly shifting between the complex mind of an English exile full of experience and sardonic humor, and that of an American whose attitude toward Whale moves from disgust to fascination to a final shock of disbelief Suggesting influences as diverse as Sunset Boulevard and the works of Christopher Isherwood, Father of Frankenstein is a rich yet cutting look at fame, mortality, and hidden desire Often praised for his singular take on history, culture, and sex, Bram has surpassed himself with this ingenious new novel.


About the Author: Christopher Bram

Father of Frankenstein MOBI × Father of Kindle - father free, frankenstein book, Father of epub, Father of FrankensteinFather of Frankenstein PDF/EPUBBram grew up in Kempsville, Virginia After graduating from the College of William and Mary in BA in English , he moved to New York City four years later There, he met his lifelong partner, documentary filmmaker Draper ShreeveBram s novel Father of Frankenstein, about film director James Whale, was Father of Kindle - made into the movie Gods and Monsters starring Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser Bill Condon adapted the screenplay and directed Condon won an Academy Award for his adaptationIn , Bram was a Guggenheim Fellow In , he received the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement He currently resides in New York.



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    Father of Frankenstein MOBI × Father of Kindle - father free, frankenstein book, Father of epub, Father of FrankensteinFather of Frankenstein PDFEPUBOriginally titled Father of Frankenstein and subsequently changed to Gods and Monsters to match the movie version, this novel is a subtly charming rendition of the last two weeks of the life of James Whale, director of horror flicks Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein as well as many others At this point in his life, Whale has just recovered somewhat from a stroke and is living alone in his mansion After making the acquaintance of his young, butch, former Marine yardman Clayton, Wha Originally titled Father of Frankenstein and subsequently changed to Gods and Monsters to match the movie version, this novel is a subtly charming rendition of the last two weeks of the life of James Whale, director of horror flicks Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein as well as many others At this point in his life, Whale has just recovered


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  6. Francis Williams Francis Williams says:

    Father of Frankenstein MOBI × Father of Kindle - father free, frankenstein book, Father of epub, Father of FrankensteinFather of Frankenstein PDFEPUBA moving and perceptive novel that takes as its protagonist a real person, Hollywood director James Whale, who died in the 1950s forgotten by Hollywood but not by legions of horror movie fans The novel is multilayered and


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    Father of Frankenstein MOBI × Father of Kindle - father free, frankenstein book, Father of epub, Father of FrankensteinFather of Frankenstein PDFEPUBThis is an excellent book It is written beautifully with splashes of cinematic touches that, of course are mini pastiches of Whale s own work It is artfully done and although it probably bears little resemblance to the actual last month of Whale s life, sometimes literature speaks greater truth than journalism Bram s prose is elegant,


  8. Russell Sanders Russell Sanders says:

    Father of Frankenstein MOBI × Father of Kindle - father free, frankenstein book, Father of epub, Father of FrankensteinFather of Frankenstein PDFEPUBChristopher Bram, in Gods and Monsters, has created a beautifully poignant novel that tells of a friendship between famed movie director James Whale Frankenstein Bride of Frankenstein Show Boat and fictional character Clayton Boone, Whale s supposed yard man Some of what s here is truth most of it is invented But Bram creates a lovely relationship between a aging and dying gay man and a young man who sees Whale s pain and, though not gay himself, is sensitive enough to provide the support Christopher Bram, in Gods and Monsters, has created a beautifully poignant novel that tells of a friendship between famed movie director James Whale Frankenstein Bride of Frankenstein Show Boat and fictional character Clayton Boone, Whale s supposed yard man Some of what s here is truth most of it is invented But Bram creates a lovely relationship between a aging an


  9. Jim Jim says:

    Father of Frankenstein MOBI × Father of Kindle - father free, frankenstein book, Father of epub, Father of FrankensteinFather of Frankenstein PDFEPUBHaving just read this novel a third time, I realized I hadn t written a review Bram s masterful blend of fact based biography, fictional characters and Hollywood gossip, combined with detailed poetic description and an in depth examination of illness, aging and disability, make for compelling reading.As a fan of Whale s Frankenstein films since childhood, I can now see how the gay aesthetic touch filled the Bride film, particularly the final scenes, which Bram dramatizes to perfection in th Having just read this novel a third time, I rea


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    Father of Frankenstein MOBI × Father of Kindle - father free, frankenstein book, Father of epub, Father of FrankensteinFather of Frankenstein PDFEPUBAudible Beautifully written A touching story Sad and funny Knowing about the background makes this novel eveninteresting A fantastic audio book with a great narrator In the near future I have to watch a movie But I don t think a movie, doesn t matter how good it is, can be as good as a book Highly recommended I should write a proper review, maybe I will I wish I havetime for my hobby reading and writing reviews afterAudible Beautifully written A tou


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