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I don't care how cliche it is, this is hands down the most riveting horror story ever written. Frankenstein (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Series)
The Frankenstein Monster as seen in: Frankenstein (1931) Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Son of Frankenstein (1939) The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) House of Frankenstein (1944) House of Dracula (1945) Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
While Shelley's Frankenstein deals with the threats implicit in the aggressive pursuit of knowledge, Blade Runner is a text that explores a world that has already reached, arguably, the ‘limits’ of knowledge. In Blade Runner, knowledge is now synonymous with the capitalist model and consumerist culture. The theme of the fundamentally human search for knowledge might be relevant in both cases, but the consequences, the assumptions, and the values propagated have changed in the intervening years.
I love anything involving royalty and history. (Sophia Coppola got most of the material for her Marie Antoinette script from this book.) Considering most people know her as the queen who said "Let them eat cake" I like how it paints a sympathetic portrait. (And she never said that.)