Gothic Emporium Thursday:The Resurrectionist

Every Thursday on A Bibliophile’s Reverie, Indulge in all things preternatural and Gothic.
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“I am a Scavenger
A Resurrectionist
Yes, I enjoy my work
I’m a perfectionist
Supply and demand…
Supply and demand…”
-Emilie Autumn-Scavenger-
Song of the Week, From Gothic Industrial Artist:
Emilie Autumn 
      Given the fact that this week’s highlighted book features such a morbid theme centering around the perverse desire of one doctor’s plan for resurrecting bodies for the sake of scientific discovery, Emilie Autumn’s Scavenger from her musical-themed album “Fight Like a Girl” thematically fits with Quirk Book’s exciting new title “The Resurrectionist.” Interestingly, this song was inspired in part by another Goth favorite from the eighties: Jim Henson’s “Dark Crystal.” While you are reading the below information about The Resurrectionist, be sure to listen to the song, as it will certainly set the right mood in your mind before you ever read the book later this month. (That is if you decide that you are intrepid enough to read about the abnormalities of this particular scientist’s experiments This goes beyond the pale of Dr. Frankenstein’s sole unnatural creation.)
      Gothic Book for May (Review Forthcoming):
The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth; From Quirk Books

Synopsis (Courtesy of Product Details Page on Quirk Book’s Website)

“Philadelphia. The late 1870s. A city of cobblestone sidewalks and horse-drawn carriages. Home to the famous anatomist and surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a “resurrectionist” (aka grave robber), Dr. Black studied at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts—mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs— were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind?

The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from his humble beginnings to 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 black-and-white anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.”

Conversation With the Author: E.B. Husdpeth

Book Trailer 

Where the links and synopsis too horrifying and unsettling for your modest mind? Is the premise far too cadaverous to behold?

Gothic Emporium will most assuredly keep you abreast of anything that pertains to Quirk Book‘s The Resurrectionist before it’s released into the world, come May 21, 2013.

Check out the links below for more information about this exciting new release!
Author’s Website
Product Details Page (Includes links for Kindle,Nook, and Print Editions)
Facebook Page for The Resurrectionist

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