Thursday, 8 October 2009

Rick Yancey - The Monstrumologist: The Terror Beneath - Book Review And Trailer

Mr Ripley's Book Review
Yancey Rick takes us into the world of the unknown and manages to scare the pants off us at the same time! This gruesome Gothic-horror tale of flesh-eating creatures, which are depicted throughout the book, sets the mood of the story particularly well. The adventure starts and quickly sets the tone of the book in the first few chapters. Will Henry (assistant to a doctor) whose speciality is monster-hunting and the study of other such like creatures; late one night becomes embroiled with a mystery corpse - brought to the doctor's house by Erasmus Gray, a local misfit. The scene is then set as the young doctor and his assistant spend the night in the basement, cutting up the specimen known as an Anthropophagi - a headless monster that feeds through the mouthfuls of teeth in his chest. The story then takes the reader on a macabre but very well written journey that is not for the faint hearted!
The author has a very adept way with words, writing an intelligent story - full of great description and yet still with the imagination of a killer zombie army! This is one of the best books written in this genre that I've read for along time, making my blood trickle and bones crunch. Five out of five for an epic tale of monstrous, horrific proportions. A very thrilling read and with another book to be published in the future, only the start of an epic series. This book comes with a 13+ guidance rating - so be warned.

Published by Simon And Schuster 1 October 2009

Will Henry is an assistant to a doctor with a most unusual speciality: monster hunting! In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown used to late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was feeding on her, Will's world changes forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagi - a headless monster that feeds through the mouthfuls of teeth in its chest - and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatening to consume our world and find the rest of the monsters before it is too late...

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