The book is a welcome addition to any library of dark fantasy, with its beautiful portraiture and gripping description of a mans descent into perversity.The Resurrectionist is itself a cabinet of curiosities, stitching history and mythology and sideshow into an altogether different creature.
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work and Writings of Dr. Spencer Black
Philadelphia. The late 1870s. A city of cobblestone sidewalks and horse-drawn carriages. Home to the famous anatomist and surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a "resurrectionist" (aka grave robber), Dr. Black studied at Philadelphia's esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the worlds 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 his humble beginnings to 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 black-and-white anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. 'The Resurrectionist tells his story.
The Resurrectionist - The Lost Work and Writings of Dr Spencer Black
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