Frankenstein - Mary Shelley Reread. First time I found this book a bit hard to read, full with distracting scenery description and way too long sentences. That was some seven years ago and things have changed. I found it a very easy read this time and took me about a day to finish it. An enjoyable classic. However, one thing I still don't like about Frankenstein is the way the first-person narrator in turn spoils the story's main events, such as character deaths and the outcome of decisions just about to be made.