Reading progress update: I've read 32%.

Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Kathryn Harkup

So far, I'm not loving Making the Monster - it's interesting as a history of Mary Shelley's book, but as for the science part ... I'm 1/3 in and have only now come to some science related sections. Even so, these are more general history of science sections. 

 

As much as I have enjoyed the paragraphs on Paracelsus and Davy, the information imparted seems a little too superficial for me to love the book. 

 

Not what I expected, as I didn't seem to have this problem with A is for Arsenic.