“Although Rick Yancey continues to do a wonderful job in this book, I must say The Curse of the Wendigo is not as good as the first one, The Monstrumologist. With rich vocabularies and the same great descriptive tone, the author helps the readers visualize Warthrop's arduous journey and Chanler's gory actions toward his victims. The story is fast-moving and definitely suspending. However, I notice that the climaxes in both the first book and this one share the same pattern. In both books, the group of monstrumologists split up and William ends up having to confront the beast all by himself. Then after an exhausting struggle, Warthrop finally shows up and helps him.
All in all, I still think this is a good book though and it is clear that Yancey puts a great amount of effort into this series. ”
“It was good in parts but in others it rmbled on inncessitantly. I wish it where shorter.”BlowfishJonas wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Horror is not my thing. Rich vocabulary, vivid imagry, gagging reflexes on my part. That dead baby was the last straw.”Beth M wrote this review Wednesday, January 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“While searching for a good friend of the doctor's, the doctor and his young assistant discover a horror in the wilds of Canada. Some mythology is real.
The book is considered juvenile fiction and I strongly disagree for two reasons. The verbage is so flowery and verbose that most youth of today wouldn't have a clue what the author was talking about. It is a Victorian Horror novel at it's very worst. Secondly, the death scenes were so graphic and grotesque, I would never let my child read such filth. They would have nightmares for weeks.”
“This was truly a masterpiece. In terms of the narrative it proceeds at a good clip. It is engaging and fun. The real power of the story comes from the heady but never cumbersome philosophy and attention to detail of the made up science of Monstrumology. The single best portion of the book comes when the young protagonist realizes that his future profession is going to continually ram his face into one off the great moral questions, the problem of evil succinctly put in the following phrase, "In the name of all that is holy, tell me why God felt the need to make a hell? It feels so redundant." What a classic line!”John B wrote this review Saturday, December 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The second book in the Monstrumologist series is not as good as the first, but still worth reading especially if you enjoyed the first book. Will Henry finds himself in danger again as his master, Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, sets out to find his friend, John Chanler, who has disappeared in the Canadian wilderness. John has gone, at the behist of the Mustromoligist Society's President von Helrung, to find a Wendigo that is said to inhabit the area around a small town and Cree reservation. John disappears and then his guide also goes missing. Dr. Warthrop, Will and their guide, Mountie Hawk go in search of John and find him near death hidden in the Cree village. When the rescuers set out to return with John to civilization, they find themselves lost and followed by something they don't see, but sense. Dr. Warthrop returns John to his wife, Muriel and the two return to New York City. John is no longer the same man and a startling chain of events looses a terrifying monster on the friends and family of John Chanler with devastating results. If you are a fan of the first book, this is a must read. Just Read It!”Pat K wrote this review Monday, November 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The second book in The Monstrumologist series. Dr. Warthrop receives a plea from an old friend to seek her husband who has gone missing in the Canadian wilderness seeking a mysterious creature that feeds on human flesh. Even though the Dr. does not believe in the creature's existence, he and Will Henry head north to rescue his old friend and discover a terrifying truth.”Iceangel9 wrote this review Monday, October 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'll say what I said about The Monstrumologist, this book is not for the faint of heart. The horror in this story is really horrific, often hard to read. It's bleak, desperate, and scary. But I am finding myself very attached to William Henry and Dr. Warthrop, even though I know they can't possibly meet happy ends. Fabulous and scary writing.”Emily T wrote this review Wednesday, June 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I need the next book soooo bad! This series is addictive! I love that the author chose to give the second book in the series an entirely different feeling than the first book. You really get an opportunity to view things from Will Henry's point of view as the view of a child growing up in very complicated situations. And, as we all suspected, the doctor does actually have a heart; even if it was once broken into many pieces. These books are so refreshingly unique, all I can say is Thank You for the beautiful writing Rick Yancey. :)”MT wrote this review Tuesday, June 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No