Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

The Anthropophagi are man-eating headless monsters (their mouths are below their chest and their eyes are on their shoulder blades); the mythical creatures have been mentioned throughout history by Herodotus, Tertullian, Shakespeare, and other scholars. Rick Yancey has brought them to life and set them in 1888 New England. The book is presented in the form of journals written by William Henry, who, as an orphaned assistant to a monstromologist, recorded his experiences battling the Anthropophagi alongside of his master, monstromologist Dr. Pellinore Warthrop. A twisted gothic horror tale replete with grisly scenes that will delight fans of Darren Shan. Don't miss Yancey's website for all the extras. Grade 7+