Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Resurrectionist by E B Hudspeth

Want to take a walk through a crazy man's brain?  Here's a chance!

Quirk Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is not the type of book I usually read, but the author held my attention.  Much of the story is done in letters written by the doctor; you can see him going downhill in his own words.  

Dr. Spencer Black's father was a grave robber. At first, Dr. Black intended to be a medical doctor.  Then he found oddities of the body called to him.  Eventually he found himself following a travelling show and offering the curiosities that people pay to see.  In time, he wanted to go even further than that with his research. When he starts trying to graft wings on people and the like, you know he's gone over the edge.

Even more chilling are the drawings shown in the back of the book.  Purported to be the work of anatomy done by Dr. Black, there are monsters there I haven't seen anywhere before (and have no wish to either).

If you like odd books and crazy people, you won't want to miss this book.  It's interesting even if it isn't your cup of tea.

Happy reading.

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