Fabulous. It's a little slower, but that's because it's building the dread. Magnificently unlikable protagonist: Elizabeth lies and deceives with every breath to defend a character who, in the the original story, I vaguely pitied but here actively fear. Despite this, we never truly dislike her. She's just doing her best to survive in a world that is centered on death. The balance between her and the other characters is a delight to behold. The counterpoint between Victor and Justine and Elizabeth...you could write essays about this and annotate it to pieces and cross compare to the original text. And the point where it goes off the rails of the original into its own thing? THAT'S how you do an adaptation.

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