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The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
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May 24, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2010, best-read-2010, historical, i-love-new-england, love-the-setting, read-this-if-you-re-a-boy, science, science-fiction, thrilling, 19th-century
Read from May 20 to 24, 2010

At first I was skeptical. The premise of this book (a scientist and his orphan apprentice hunting monsters in 1888) was a bit hard to take. But, then I got sucked into the story and the writing. The Monstrumologist reminds me of Octavian Nothing. I'm no expert, but every historical detail rang true--the names, the biblical and classical illusions, the vocabulary. I'll definitely be reading the next book in the series. I'm glad something like this won a Printz Honor. It's not my usual fare, but it's a good one.

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