Check out NPR’s great interview with Victor LaValle, author of “Destroyer”, a new limited series comic book. It modernizes the Frankenstein story showing a “monster” who becomes enraged after witnessing a whaling ship kill a whale and goes to war with the human race. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, LaValle explores how the character of Josephine Baker, a black woman scientist descended from the Victor Frankenstein line, follows her family legacy to restore her 12 year old son to life after his unnnecessary shooting by a police officer.
But don’t let me ruin the article for you. Read it at http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/06/22/533512719/updating-frankenstein-for-the-age-of-black-lives-matter.
And if you like Victor LaValle’s work, his new novel “The Changeling” has just been released. Read the review of this chiller: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2017/06/13/the-changeling-a-novel-victor-lavalle-book-review/102515950/