|Oversized paperback, 192 pages|
Acquired February 2013
Read September 2013
by E. B. Hudspeth
Oddly, this is the second EarlyReviewer book I've received from LibraryThing titled The Resurrectionist. Unfortunately, this is an ARC copy where most of the illustrations are "TK"-- which is a shame because most of the book is illustration! It purports to be a copy of the Codex Extinct Animalia by the late nineteenth-century anatomist Spencer Black, who drew all the strange creatures he'd dissected. But without those pictures, what's the point? That said, I'm not sure how into dozens of pages of fake skeletons I was gonna be anyway; what's here didn't exactly set me alight. The early portion of the book, a recounting of Black's life, is complete, but it's marred by anachronistic uses of "scientist" and "genetics."