From Peoples' Forum:
austin: Okay, so I finally read it, and for starters, it's a pretty kick-ass book. Not very much like any movie version I ever saw (I haven't bothered yet with the Branagh/Deniro.)
I don't think any movie version has quite captured it, tho I hear good things about the Masterpiece Theater adaptation. Frankenstein's just as interesting for the literature (and movies) it inspired--Bride of Frankenstein (my favorite horror movie, I think), Frederick Pohl's Man Plus (worth reading if you can find it), even Brian Aldiss' Frankenstein Unbound--even the movie version has some good things in it (don't ask me just what at the moment; I'll need to see it again).
Okay, rethink: Frankenstein didn't inspire literature; it inspired a whole genre.