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Will Henry orphaned assistant to Dr Pellinore Warthorpe a man with a most unusual specialty monstrumology the study of monsters In his time with the doctor Will has met many a mysterious late night visitor and seen things he never imagined were real But when Before getting into any substantive thoughts on this book I d like to take a moment to note that if I made the study of monsters my life s work I d come up with a much much better name for my profession than monstrumologist I mean do proctologists call themselves ass pokers Of course not just because they have their hands up there all day doesn t mean their heads are too See cryptozoologists are smart they figured out how to have a ridiculous field of study but make it sound fancy Take a lesson PellinoreOkay now for the book itself let s call it 35 starsThere are numerous reasons why I should have loved this book Creepy Victorian era setting albeit on the other side of the pond and appropriately florid descriptive writing style you all know I m a sucker for books that use 5 words in instances where 1 would do just fine Strange things afoot including the appearance of terrifying murderous creatures Shadowy pasts and dark deeds to atone for Character named for King Pellinore respect dude broke the sword that Arthur drew from the stone Scones Because deliciousSo why is Vane going to kill me for only giving this 35 starsIt came down to the characters This is a solidly entertaining story when it comes to the particulars of the aforementioned murderous creatures how they got to the US of A and how our merry band of heroes went about trying to put an end to their reign of horrifically graphic body desecrations I m not sure I ve ever read anything graphic than this book when it comes to descriptions of dismemberments incidentallyhow is this YA The characters thoughI just didn t get attached to anyone Our narrator Will Henry iswell he s fine Plucky young lad and all that But that s it He s fine He doesn t really inspire strong feelings one way or the other And then there s the ass poker er monstrumologist Dr Pellinore Warthrop Aside from the awesome first name he s basically an assholier version of Sherlock Holmes and Holmes though we love him was himself a colossal gaping asshole Look characters don t need to be good and selfless and noble to elicit admiration or be interesting Tyrion Lannister is the most compelling character in the Song of Ice and Fire right And he killed his father With a crossbow While he was defecating his father I meanwould have been uite a feat if Tyrion had offed Tywin with a crossbow while he himself was defecating But they DO need to be than just a psychotically focused genius with zero people skillsConsider if I can reference an amazing character from another medium Dr Gregory House Like Warthrop House is a derivation on Holmes an even obvious one of course given his synonymous surname House is just as misanthropic as Warthrop just as singularly focused just as abusive to the people who try to love and care for him But House is still a sympathetic character we may not like what he does but we like HIM Why Pick a reason his pain humanizes him his reasoning is sound even if his methods are madness he shows flashes of tenderness toward marginalized members of society he s freaking hilariousall of these characteristics make House a compelling character it doesn t hurt that his Watson Dr James Wilson provides the idealistic moral counterbalance to his realist pragmatism something that Will Henry has neither the gravitas nor the boyish good looks to do okay well he probably has the latterWarthrop however lacks those redeeming ualities Sure he seems to care for Will Henrysort of Otherwise he s pretty much just a jerk and for all of his purported intelligence he s right about as often as a stopped clock Or a monkey with a typewriter And that s what kept this from being a really great book It s well written and has an interesting conceit But it s still a solid read I m just not sure if I m going to continue with the seriesGo ahead and proceed with slaying me anthropophagi style Vane

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A grave robber comes calling in the middle of the night with a gruesome find he brings with him their most deadly case yetA gothic tour de force that explores the darkest heart of man and monster and asks the uestion When does man become the very thing he hun The Monstrumologist was an unforgettable read I can t even imagine how Rick Yancey came up with this idea I was completely horrified many times as I read this book This is a young adult book but it s not one I d recommend lightly to just any teen or adult for that matter Mr Yancey doesn t hesitate to make this story gruesome and downright stomach churning Due to my biologicalmedical background I have a strong stomach It came in handy when I read this book There were scenes that I would not want to watch in a movie Sadly I think this would be a fantastic movie as it s very vivid and dynamic but I would be afraid to watch it and I think it would have to be R rated for some of the scenes of extreme violence and gore which is probably not ideal since it s a young adult book Thankfully there is a strong story with a compelling set of characters to balance out the unsettling distasteful scenes Our protagonist is young Will Henry an orphan who works as the assistant to an eccentric scientist His father worked for the doctor before him and died with his mother in a horrible fire that Will survived Will says to himself that he never loved the Monstrumologist but he will never leave him It s an interesting aspect to this story Will s devotion to this man who barely shows him kindness or regard For the doctor is a cold man completely devoted to his work as a scientist who studies monsters His skills come in handy when a group of monsters from any person s worst nightmare begin to wreak havoc on the sleepy New England town of New Jerusalem I wondered if there was a deliberate reference to Jerusalem s Lot when I read this book The doctor and Will embark on a uest to seek and destroy these monsters that makes for harrowing readingI have to admit that this book had some moments that were hard to read The anthropophagi are vicious predatory creatures who view humans as a food source and they are not sentimental in any way What they did to the minister s family was just awful I wanted these monsters found and destroyed all the while fearing for the lives of Will the doctor and his companions Gross gory parts aside I loved the writing in this story Mr Yancey establishes himself very credibly in the historical narrative of this novel I was immersed in this world a dark one set in the late 19th century In the background one can see the significant events that would have shaped the characters such as Darwin s work in evolution scientific studies in eugenics and the aftermath of the War Between the States This is all seen through the eyes of the twelve year old narrator who witnesses things that would cause a grown man to lose sleep I could not admire Will He made my hero to die shelf because this was one heck of a young man He goes into the lion s den and into the pit of Hell numerous times to face these horrifying monsters I could only cheer him along my heart racing when he comes face to face with the incredibly vicious matriarch of the group of monsters who have made New Jerusalem their preying groundsIn reading this book one has to fortify herself There are views of human nature that are just as unsettling as the monsters themselves In fact the man that the doctor summons to help to hunt and to kill the anthropophagi might be considered a human version of a monster himself I admit that I found Kearns to be an interesting character He was very lively making me laugh a few times However he had absolutely no moral center which made him a very dicey ally He even has a line where he states that the only morality is the morality of this moment Yeah that makes him a very dangerous man Good to have against the anthropophage but not so good if you happen to be standing in the way of his objective Doctor Warthrop Will s boss was a flawed complicated character He came off as arrogant and uncaring in many moments but deeply principled at his core In fact Kearns turns out to be a good foil to reveal the positive aspects of his character I think the doctor cared very much for Will but was unable to show it in the ways that we would consider most demonstrative of affection He had so many issues with his own father that it warped him emotionally However it was apparent that Will was very important to him his companion and the only person who cared for and about the doctor This made their relationship very complex and in my opinion the core of this storyThe Monstrumologist is a book that is uite hard to categorize and to explain in a few words There is so much to this story Yet it s not one that the casual reader will enjoy It s too dark and gruesome for that But for an intrepid reader there is much to admire and to appreciate in this book After this book gets started it doesn t wind down until it s over It was a fascinating powerful read one I won t forget Even now it is lurking in the back of my mind like a shadow


10 thoughts on “The Monstrumologist

  1. says:

    Soooo this one is about a rather particular Monstrumologist and his apprentice chasing headless man eating monsters across Victorian New England Here are five reasons why you should read it1 These are proper monsters They d

  2. says:

    People who know me are very well aware that I wouldn't in a million years pick up a a horror monster book of my own accord But I have this personal reading challenge in which I am aiming to read at least one book recommended by each of my GR friends and I thought reading this would be like hitting four birds in one stone But inst

  3. says:

    okay so monstersthis reads like victorian teen fiction only with arterial spray it's got all the trappings it is long and there are

  4. says:

    Before getting into any substantive thoughts on this book I’d like to take a moment to note that if I made the study of monsters my life’s work I’d come up with a much much better name for my profession than “monstrumologist” I mean d

  5. says:

    5 morally ambiguous stars and a fangirly gify and possibly incoherent reviewBuddy read with my precious BookDra

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    If this book was a landscape it would be the Sahara desert perhaps beautiful from a distance but so fucking dry t

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    Do you know why our race is doomed Pellinore Because it has fallen in love with the pleasant fiction that we are somehow above the very rules that we have determined govern everything else•First thing you need to know plain and s

  8. says:

    Original review posted on Books With Chemistry on February 2015 even though I read this for the first time on July 2014 “These are the secrets I have kept This is the trust I never betrayedBut he is dead now and has been for than forty years the one who gave me his trust the one for whom I kept these secretsThe one who saved me

  9. says:

    The Monstrumologist was an unforgettable read I can't even imagine how Rick Yancey came up with this idea I was completely horrified many times as I read this book This is a young adult book but it's not one I'd recommend

  10. says:

    Well that was uh a bit narly and different I felt sorry for Will Henry who was only 12 and had a lot to deal with living with this man and finding out some revelations Curioser and CuriouserI guess I will eventuall

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