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The Monstrumologist

William James Henry
Yancey, Richard (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.
Authors: Yancey, Richard
Title: The monstrumologist
William James Henry
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xiii, 454 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.
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ISBN: 9781416984481
1416984488
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Rick Yancey
Subject Headings: Supernatural Young adult fiction. Monsters Young adult fiction. Apprentices Young adult fiction. Orphans Young adult fiction. New England History 19th century Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Supernatural
Monsters
Apprentices
Orphans
LCCN: 2009004562
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In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.

In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi. *First in a series.*

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"The Monstrumologist" is one of the best books I have ever read. It was entertaining, exciting, terrifying, humorous, and most enjoyable. So good I read it twice (three years apart). The images are gloriously (and goriously) frightening, so much so that my tweenage daughter could not finish it nor could a (male) friend of hers. My favorite book of the Will Henry series. -- RJB

May 13, 2013
  • Lil_G rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is not for the faint of heart. It is dark, gruesome, and at times terrifying. I loved it.

Intertwined with all this blood and gore are moments of smart humor, and genuine tenderness, all wrapped up in a poetic and intellectual writing style which compliments the late 19th century setting perfectly.

Mar 10, 2013
  • jayliss rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I voted for this book in the Abraham Lincoln Book Award contest 2013. Rick Yancy was able to imitate a Victorian style without it seeming pretentious or snooty. It was well-researched and full of rich, intricate sentences. For people who are tired of the vampire/werewolf/zombie/fallen angel trends, the creatures in this story are the Anthropophogi, which are incredibly different and unique and terrifying.
One character, the dapper English monster-hunter Jack Kearns, stood out as one of the most fascinatingly twisted heros (?) I've ever read about.
The ending is amazing, there are lots of twists.
There are insane amounts of gore and cringe-inducing descriptions, including an encounter in a Victorian insane asylum.
The only con was that the book could get lost in its philosophical musings for a while, which I guess sets it apart from most slasher-violence horror books, but still slows down the story sometimes.

Feb 17, 2013
  • mwong rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

i didn't finish it. page 16. that should say something. snowball40 is correct.

Dec 28, 2012
  • biddies rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

fantastic book and very descriptive.

Dec 17, 2012
  • rubymoon4559 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I personally liked this YA novel more than the ones I had read so far. The whole dating monsters theme is not my thing so it's a relief that there are still good horror books that talks about killing them. The writing is good. While there are dramatic moments, Yancey doesn't go overboard with it. I highly recommend this book.

Sep 22, 2012
  • FancyFlyer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book. Yancy's style is beautiful, if a bit mature for a younger reader at times. The gore was pretty intense but not very scary. I really suggest teens read this book, but only if you can stomach people being ripped apart in the most gruesome ways. Someone also left little sticky notes in this book, talking to the readers. I found it a pretty funny addition.

Jul 10, 2012
  • yd12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love the monstrumologist so much I wanted to cry when I heard the fourth book isn't out! The book is so goooood. Sure it's gory, maybe a bit slow and thick... but it's so deep, intricate and amazing! The characters are so real!!!!!!! I would read every book over and over!

Jun 21, 2012
  • snowball40 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I honestly can say I couldn't even get a quarter of a way through this book. Everyday I told myself I was going to read at least a page and I just couldn't do it. I waited eagerly to get this book because hey, cool monsters but no. Yancey describes in TREMENDOUS detail about dissection and gore and even THAT couldn't hold me too it(I ADORE blood and guts). It was far too slow for my taste, but if you like to sit around for 2 hours reading a book where nothing goes on, be my guest.

Starting reading this book for an English project and ended up falling in love with the series!
If you don't like any type of gore I would STRONGLY recommend that you DON'T read this book! I am an avid fan of gore and horror but some of the details are written very graphically and made me flinch and get sick.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the series, but the way that Rick Yancey describes events is in excruciatingly gory detail. His writing style is very different than what I am used to, but he is a great writer. Looking forward to reading the second book!

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Mar 17, 2012
  • somethinghere123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

somethinghere123 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jan 07, 2012
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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