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The Monstrumologist (Monstrumologist Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

A new addition to the pantheon of classic monster stories

I will now officially join the chorus of readers who report picking up this book, reading a few pages, then staying up late into the night reading, eyes wide, needing to finish it to find out what happens.

If Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King had a baby, it would be T...
I will now officially join the chorus of readers who report picking up this book, reading a few pages, then staying up late into the night reading, eyes wide, needing to finish it to find out what happens.

If Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King had a baby, it would be The Monstrumologist. This book is destined to be a classic.

It does get gory in parts, but not gratuitously so. Highly recommended for adults, and kids that are old enough not to get nightmares from vividly told scary stories.

posted by DearReader on September 4, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Not worth the time

When i got this book I had such high expectations for it just simply based on the reviews. Never again. This was the most drawn out book of my life. The description of two people sitting in a parlor went on forever. Word play got ridiculous...at some points it felt like...
When i got this book I had such high expectations for it just simply based on the reviews. Never again. This was the most drawn out book of my life. The description of two people sitting in a parlor went on forever. Word play got ridiculous...at some points it felt like a Dr. Seuss book. For a book about monsters there is surprisingly little of their involvemnt. Its more about the Dr. And his assistant with small bits actually pretaining to the monsters. Seriously, ive been in the forest reading about a platform being built for like 2 chapters. Its like watching sap drip from a tree. It was a great idea gone bad. Sorry.

posted by 8310729 on August 20, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Slow plot and graphic

    Right in the beginning I new it was graphic. That I could probably deal with but what bothered me was the slow plot. It was mostly just him explaining stuff, going on and on about the doctor with not that much dialog or events. I liked the use of descriptive language but sometimes it seemed to just prolong the scene and I couldnt believe that it was a perspective of a twelve year old.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

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    A whole lotta nothing.....

    I really really wanted to like this; afterall, my fav genre is gothic horror and historical fiction. With that being said, this story and it's characters are sadly lacking depth and charisma. I trudged throigh the first 150 pages and made it finally to 189 and finally retired it to my Nook shelf, I just cannot finish this one! I normally do not give up on fiction, afterall, there is always some redeeming qualities in every piece of work...but the professor was so obtuse and I found it hard to stomach his 'Will Henry's' after a while and I found Will to have no personality at all. Even the creature was not all that frightening to me. The writer just made everything so factual when it came to the monster, it took the fun right out of it. I will not be reading the sequel to this, nor will I venture out and read any more by this author. He is a good writer it seems, he just lacks the ability to tell an engaging story. :-(

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Well written story about very poorly constructed character

    This book is well written but is lacking in development of the main monster. In other words this is a waste of author's talent and reader's time and money.
    If author spent some time inventing believable moster we all would be much better served.

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    Posted February 13, 2011

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