The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist

The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black

eBook - 2013
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Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages--and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia's esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world's most celebrated mythological beasts--mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs--were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind?

The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life. The second book is Black's magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia , a Gray's Anatomy for mythological beasts--dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus--all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.
Publisher: New York : Quirk Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781594746246
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Frybyte
Nov 08, 2015

The premise seems like it could really go somewhere but the author doesn't/didn't have the skill to write what seems to be intended.
It's not spooky, or haunting, in fact it's not much of anything.
Even the drawings misrepresent the writing.

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JimmyGman
Aug 14, 2013

Story was okay, could have been developed more. Drawings were interesting, but nothing more.

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