Teaching Frankenstein is NOT your traditional inspirational story about the struggling educator. It’s far from it. Absurd, dark, and profane, it’s told by an unnamed antihero who cuts away education’s façade and exposes the truth behind being a modern professional.
It is a story about the friendship forged through adversity. Told through a series of bizarre vignettes inspired by the author’s experiences, it shows the journey of a young teacher on a misguided adventure to resurrect dead dreams. The task is simple, teach Frankenstein at a struggling, urban school to reinvigorate his dying career. What he doesn’t realize is that to teach a book about monsters, he’ll first have to deal with his own.
Viktor James is a former high school English Teacher turned satirist. A child of a military family, he’s spent most of his life on the move. It led him to learn how to fit in fast, but also to understand what it means to be an outsider. Inspired to help others, he taught at an inner-city school for four years before quitting become a writer.
A background in hospitality, education, and military life developed a twisted sense of humor in him that he likes to share with others. He holds a Masters in English from UCL that he earned as an excuse to live in London for a year. Teaching Frankenstein: A Cautionary Tale is his first novel.