The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black looks and reads like a work of scientific fact. After flipping through the detailed pages of the life of Spencer Black and the highly elaborate anatomical drawings of his creations and mythical creatures, it is hard not to find yourself falling into the pages as if the reading is fact. Thankfully for science and ethics, the book is a work of fiction written and illustrated by the talented E.B. Hudspeth.
Dr. Spencer Black began a career as a Doctor and anatomist but soon found himself experimenting with the exotic and traveling with sideshows. The truly creepy part of this book are the intensely detailed drawings of fictional creatures that are listed as no-longer existing. For those who have extensively studied the factual Dr. Thomas Mutter or various other figures during the Medical Research of the 1800’s, much of this book uses factual detail of the time period, making this work of fiction painfully believable and a completely page turner.
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black is now available from Quirkbooks.