A little old but I love it. Never judge a book by it’s cover…
Daily Archives: April 22, 2013
I got this in the mail and I wanted to share it by thumbing through some of the pages.
The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and 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 anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.
I’ll have a review of this book sometime before it hits the bookstores around May 21st.