Book View: The Monstrumologist

Book View: The MonstrumologistThe Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Series: The Monstrumologist #1
Published by Simon & Schuster Books on September 22nd 2009
Pages: 447

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 starts the diary of 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 a grave robber comes calling in the middle of the night with a gruesome find, he brings with him their most deadly case yet.

A gothic tour de force that explores the darkest heart of man and monster and asks the question: When does man become the very thing he hunts?

Short & Sweet: A terrifying and suspenseful novel that I could only listen to during the day, for fear of nightmares. Will Henry is probably the bravest and humblest lad you've ever meet and really is one of the best seriously male characters I've read in a while. Definitely a story that is dark and full of horror!

Final Verdict: I highly recommend reading this novel! (Not for the faint of heart…)


10 responses to “Book View: The Monstrumologist

  1. Mavie

    Great thoughts! I have The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk sitting on my shelf, I should probably go read it soon! I wanna laugh 🙂

  2. Pixie

    Ohh I love this idea. Not sure I could sum up The Monstrumologist in under 75 words. One of my favorite books from last year, cant wait to see what happens next.

  3. All three of these sound excellent! The Midnight Charter sounds exactly like my favorite type of adventure/intrigue book & it is going on my wishlist immediately. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin sounds like it has such a unique and hilarious narrator. I look forward to checking that one out. And the idea of The Monstrumologist kind of scares me, but I’ve been trying to read more books with awesome male protagonists lately & it sounds like that one fits the bill. Thank you for sharing your book views. 🙂

  4. I really think I’d like the Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin. I’m tired of pretty boys and girls. So this offbeat duo sounds great.

    The Midnight Charter sounds complicated. I’d definitely have to read it as opposed to listen to it. I’m sure I’d have to reread parts.

    The Monstumologist. Thank you for confirming that I don’t want to read that series. I jump and sounds and see things out of the corner of my eyes already when I read mysteries. I don’t need to terrify my whole family at night with nightmares! LOL Thanks for the reviews.

    Where did you find such obscure books? Goodreads?


  5. Emily

    I’m adding the Monstrumologist and The Midnight Charter to my list of books to hunt down at the library- thanks!

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