This week’s topic:
A book you weren’t sure about
Last week’s topic:
A mythical creature
I wasn’t sure if I’d like The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey when I read it last year. It’s published by a Christian publisher so I assumed it would be preachy like some of the Christian books I read when I was younger. I was surprised to find that it wasn’t so and that its haunting atmosphere made me a little scared while reading. I enjoyed the story and liked the writing and I highly recommend it.
I also bought and read Rick Yancey’s The Monstrumologist last year. I bought it by chance, the title intrigued me, and I was glad that I enjoyed it immensely. The story is about a boy who’s an apprentice to a monstrumologist, a scientist who studies monsters. In this installment, the monster being studied are anthropophagi, headless beasts whose eyes are in their shoulders and mouths are in their chests. They’re shaped like humans and are immensely strong and vicious. I love how detailed Yancey’s writing is in this book and that he examines from various angles what defines a being as monstrous or humane. I highly recommend this book too.