I am biased when I come to review Amaranthine Books as I’ve been a massive fan ever since “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” was published in both black and white editions.
Following this, I’ve since obtained Dracula, Alice in Wonderland, Dorian Gray and now the recent editions of Frankenstein.
The Monster edition of Frankenstein is without equal, retaining Amaranthine Books design concept and publishing ethos.
The leather cover is very tactile, reflecting the skin of the monster; the paper in which this is printed is so rich and deep that you would think there were multiple layers to each page (perhaps there are, based on how the paper is created); I adore the drop capitals and the thermochromic images are so moving to see them change before your eyes, representing the dual layer of the creature.
Amaranthine Books are the class leader in book manufacturing as far as I’m concerned, being utterly creative and beautiful in their finished artwork.
They exceed every art edition and I’m a fan for life.
Congratulations Marko et al, for being truly amazing.
I absolutely love this book from its heavy aluminum boards to the surgical needle placed in the cover. The fun doesn't stop there either, the two-way heat sensitive illustrations are very cool, well drawn art with a twist. I could keep going but you probably get the idea that this is a first class production. Way to go Amaranthine!
Love everything about it! The clamshell case, velvet interior, aluminium boards, suture needle on the cover, quarter leather bound, the heat changing illustrations and the beautiful endpapers! Can't wait for Amaranthine's next production
One of best limited editions I have seen. It's truly a work of art!
My numbered edition of Frankenstein is nicer than most of my lettered editions of other publishers books at a 1/4 of the price. The attention to detail and new creativity in book design is amazing!! Get one!!!!! Find one!!
Stunning. The creative concepts here are truly awesome. The clamshell is so luxurious with its satin (not sure if it’s actually satin) interior… the binding and the metal boards… it’s absolutely one of the best looking books on my shelf. And the Amaranthine team is always so personable, easy to contact, and prompt to engage.
I feel pretty lucky to have found Amaranthine fairly early one (I initially ordered Dracula and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde) from a second party (Lividian) but moved directly to Amaranthine with Alice. Each publication seems to get better and better. Alice was amazing, Dorian was (while not necessarily my cup of tea) was extremely well done (my grandmother called it exactly what the story was meant to look and feel like)...and Frankenstein...holy cow!
I don't really have words to describe it, the feel, the look, the art, everything is out of this world. Who would have come up with aluminum boards?! A nutcase, that's who. The book just is unreal; it's unlike anything I've ever seen and probably ever will see (although I'm sure Amaranthine will find a way to top it somehow). Out of the five published thus far from Amaranthine, this is my favorite. Alice and Dracula are close seconds, but this one is just...wow.
Each book is a work of art. The box, with it's soft leather and raised silver spine makes a terrific first impression. Then the book itself, from the silver gilt pages, leather, luxurious paper. And finally of course, the illustrations and the story itself.
I love the attention to detail, from the marbled endpapers, thermochromic ink, surgeon’s needle embedded in the aluminum cover, to the amazing artwork by Yana! Another amazing book from Amaranthine! Just beautiful!!
Each edition produced by Amaranthine Books is a true work of art, and this is no exception. I don’t really have the words to express my admiration for this book. It’s flawless. Exceptional. Unique. I am an instant, ecstatic fan of theirs, and will be for a long time coming!
Amaranthine Books continue to exceed expectations with their latest offering - the ‘Doctor’ edition of Frankenstein. It is beautiful to look at and to hold. The design and production values are second to none. Amaranthine Books care for their customers, fans and are very involved in their opinions and feedback. It’s like family, where Marko and his past, current and future clients get to see the concept and design in a very open and friendly manner. Amaranthine Books continue to amaze and I look forward to further publications as u know, each one will better previous publications , albeit, each one is unique and outstanding. Absolutely love it.
Absolutely amazing edition. The case is a delight, the texture and the aluminium on the spine and luxurious purple velvet inside make this one of the best clamshell cases I have seen. The book itself is heavy in a good way, the needle inset into the cover is such an added treat, and the marbled end papers and artwork throughout are a joy. 10/10 overall, really can't find any fault or minor grumble in any way, not just in the quality of the book but the service and packaging. Fine books as they should be.
Thermochromic ink? In service to illustrate a theme of the humane within the supposed monster? Now, that's alive! Fan-design-tastic. Another amazing piece of art in the form of a book. Thanks to the whole team.
My book was in perfect condition and well packaged. Everything i looked forward to about this book was there and more!! 10/10 will be looking forward to more books!
This copy is amazing, beautiful and just plain gorgeous!
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