Friday, June 28, 2013

The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black
The Resurrectionist

E.B. Hudspeth

ISBN: 978-1-59474-616-1

4 Stars

*I received this book via LibraryThing giveaway*

Dr. Spencer Black, a controversial surgeon, is considered a prodigy until he begins studying the unconventional. Operating on those born with deformities he comes to the conclusion that creatures of mythology are actually the ancestors of humans. He spends the rest of life experimenting in unthinkable ways to prove his theory to the world.

My complaint would have to be that there is very little text and I feel like I am missing something. The plot is incredibly fascinating to me, which could explain why the lack of text bothers me.  Carnivals have always held my interest and I think the lifestyle has an occult like appeal to people.  It’s definitely a quick read and flows very well.

The artwork is amazing. I do wish there would have been more to the story, but the pictures make up for that fact somewhat. It’s nice to be able to see what you are reading every once in awhile. I realize this will not work for everyone but I do recommend it.  The story is dark but the artwork adds a little bit of whimsy for the imagination.

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