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This book reads like Dickens if his dad had been Stephen King. Fantastic imagery, great vocabulary, and perhaps the most realistic vision of what it might be like to be the child assistant of a Victorian doctor.
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These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for nearly ninety years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me...and the one who cursed me.

So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown accustomed to his late-night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was eating her, Will's world is about to change forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagus — a headless monster that feeds through a mouth in its chest — and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatenning to overtake and consume our world before it is too late.

The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the spirit of H. P. Lovecraft with the storytelling ability of Rick Riordan.

Review:

"Yancey's prose...weaves a world that possesses a Lovecraftian logic and hints at its own deeply satisfying mythos. Most effective of all, however, is the weirdly tender relationship between the quiet, respectful boy and his strict, Darwinesque father figure. 'Snap to!' is Warthrop's continued demand of Will, but readers will need no such needling." Booklist (starred review)

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"This story is gothic horror at its finest and most disturbing. A cross between Mary Shelley and Stephen King, the tale will force readers to stay up late to finish and then remain awake, afraid to shut off the lights....The richness of the language, the strain of wry humor, and the perfectly drawn characters make it a marvelous read....This book is perfect for readers who want their nightmares in a literary package." VOYA

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"Yancey takes...gore and violence...to thrilling new levels in this sophisticated tale." School Library Journal

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"This gothic thriller will appeal to kids who like scary with highbrow Dickensian writing....Yancey builds the action towards the climactic cemetary scene while also deftly handling the changing interpersonal dynamic between the doctor and Will. Readers who enjoyed Yancey's Alfred Kropp series...won't want to miss this one. Recommended." Library Media Connection

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"This has all the elements of the best Victorian mystery and horror....Readers who like their horror truly horrible and yet archly distant and peppered with ecstatic Victorian-scented comments on the woes of the human condition will jump right in and not emerge until the last relieved gasp." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Review:

"With numerous nods to H. P. Lovecraft and other literary and historic figures, Will's intelligent diary captures their page-turning, nightmarish adventures and the constructs and evolving scientific theories of the time as well as his budding independence." Kirkus Reviews

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"The highly gothic stories, written in a formal old-fashioned style, are absorbingly gruesome." The Horn Book

Synopsis:

A monster-hunting doctor and his apprentice face off against a plague of monsters in the first book of this new series by the author of the Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp series.

Synopsis:

A monster-hunting doctor and his apprentice try to stop a plague of Anthropophagi in the first book of Rick Yancey's new series, The Monstrumologist.

Synopsis:

These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for nearly ninety years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.

So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown accustomed to his late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was eating her, Will's world is about to change forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagus--a headless monster that feeds through a mouth in its chest--and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatenning to overtake and consume our world before it is too late.

The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the spirit of HP Lovecraft with the storytelling ability of Rick Riorden.

Synopsis:

These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed.

But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets.

The one who saved me...and the one who cursed me.

So begins the journal of Will Henry, orphaned assistant to Dr. Pellinore War throp, 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 a grave robber comes calling in the middle of the night with a grueso me find, he brings with him their most deadly case yet.

Critically acclaimed author Rick Yancey has written a gothic tour de force that explores the darkest heart of man and monster and asks the question: When does a man become the very thing he hunts?

About the Author

Rick Yancey is the author of The Monstrumologist and The Curse of the Wendigo. He has also written the award-winning series The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, as well as several novels for adults including The Highly Effective Detective and A Burning in Homeland. His memoir, Confessions of a Tax Collector, was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the five best books on taxes ever written. He earned a BA in English from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and worked as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service before turning to writing full-time in 2004. Rick lives in Florida with his wife Sandy and two sons.

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This was one of those books that I just picked up off the bookshelf for curiosity and boredom's sakes, but I am so glad that I did. The characters are deep and the writing profound, all wrapped up in a Victorian setting and fantastical horror. The book is thrilling, humorous, and gritty all at once, and I was easily and quickly sucked into the story. Rick Yancey has a vivid imagination and puts it to good use, and I would recommend the Monstrumologist to anyone who enjoys a book that keeps them on the edge of their seat.
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My 9 yr old son and I are reading this book right now. It is a slightly scary read (that from my 9 yr old). The writing is superb and the characters wonderful. It is great for the imagination and just plain fun.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416984498
Author:
Yancey, Rick
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
Yancy, Rick
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
monstrumologist; monstromologist; series; monster; Will Henry; Rick Yancey; horror; mythological creatures; mythology; myths; creatures; imaginary;andnbsp;cryptozoology; Monster Hunter; monster hunting; apprenticeship; apprentice; gothic; adventure; fathe
Subject:
monstrumologist; monstromologist; series; monster; Will Henry; Rick Yancey; horror; mythological creatures; mythology; myths; creatures; imaginary;andnbsp;cryptozoology; Monster Hunter; monster hunting; apprenticeship; apprentice; gothic; adventure; fathe
Subject:
monstrumologist; monstromologist; series; monster; Will Henry; Rick Yancey; horror; mythological creatures; mythology; myths; creatures; imaginary;andnbsp;cryptozoology; Monster Hunter; monster hunting; apprenticeship; apprentice; gothic; adventure; fathe
Subject:
monstrumologist; monstromologist; series; monster; Will Henry; Rick Yancey; horror; mythological creatures; mythology; myths; creatures; imaginary;andnbsp;cryptozoology; Monster Hunter; monster hunting; apprenticeship; apprentice; gothic; adventure; fathe
Edition Description:
Reprint
Series:
Monstrumologist, The
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20100720
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr (spfx: matte + sot gloss uv
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13.51 oz
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 464 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9781416984498 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This book reads like Dickens if his dad had been Stephen King. Fantastic imagery, great vocabulary, and perhaps the most realistic vision of what it might be like to be the child assistant of a Victorian doctor.

"Review" by , "Yancey's prose...weaves a world that possesses a Lovecraftian logic and hints at its own deeply satisfying mythos. Most effective of all, however, is the weirdly tender relationship between the quiet, respectful boy and his strict, Darwinesque father figure. 'Snap to!' is Warthrop's continued demand of Will, but readers will need no such needling."
"Review" by , "This story is gothic horror at its finest and most disturbing. A cross between Mary Shelley and Stephen King, the tale will force readers to stay up late to finish and then remain awake, afraid to shut off the lights....The richness of the language, the strain of wry humor, and the perfectly drawn characters make it a marvelous read....This book is perfect for readers who want their nightmares in a literary package."
"Review" by , "Yancey takes...gore and violence...to thrilling new levels in this sophisticated tale."
"Review" by , "This gothic thriller will appeal to kids who like scary with highbrow Dickensian writing....Yancey builds the action towards the climactic cemetary scene while also deftly handling the changing interpersonal dynamic between the doctor and Will. Readers who enjoyed Yancey's Alfred Kropp series...won't want to miss this one. Recommended."
"Review" by , "This has all the elements of the best Victorian mystery and horror....Readers who like their horror truly horrible and yet archly distant and peppered with ecstatic Victorian-scented comments on the woes of the human condition will jump right in and not emerge until the last relieved gasp."
"Review" by , "With numerous nods to H. P. Lovecraft and other literary and historic figures, Will's intelligent diary captures their page-turning, nightmarish adventures and the constructs and evolving scientific theories of the time as well as his budding independence."
"Review" by , "The highly gothic stories, written in a formal old-fashioned style, are absorbingly gruesome."
"Synopsis" by , A monster-hunting doctor and his apprentice face off against a plague of monsters in the first book of this new series by the author of the Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp series.
"Synopsis" by , A monster-hunting doctor and his apprentice try to stop a plague of Anthropophagi in the first book of Rick Yancey's new series, The Monstrumologist.
"Synopsis" by , These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for nearly ninety years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.

So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown accustomed to his late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was eating her, Will's world is about to change forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagus--a headless monster that feeds through a mouth in its chest--and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatenning to overtake and consume our world before it is too late.

The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the spirit of HP Lovecraft with the storytelling ability of Rick Riorden.

"Synopsis" by ,

These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed.

But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets.

The one who saved me...and the one who cursed me.

So begins the journal of Will Henry, orphaned assistant to Dr. Pellinore War throp, 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 a grave robber comes calling in the middle of the night with a grueso me find, he brings with him their most deadly case yet.

Critically acclaimed author Rick Yancey has written a gothic tour de force that explores the darkest heart of man and monster and asks the question: When does a man become the very thing he hunts?

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