The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist

The Lost Work of Dr Spencer Black

Book - 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.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. :, Quirk,, [2013]
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781594746161
Branch Call Number: Huds
Additional Contributors: Hudspeth, E. B. Resurrectionist.


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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.

Aug 14, 2013

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

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