The Monster Men

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,288 / 165 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 5,377
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ttered nerves, Professor Maxon sailed with his daughter for a long ocean voyage, which he hoped would aid him in rapid recuperation, and permit him to forget the nightmare memory of those three horrible days and nights in his workshop.

He believed that he had reached an unalterable decision never again to meddle with the mighty, awe inspiring secrets of creation; but with returning health and balance he found himself viewing his recent triumph with feelings of renewed hope and anticipation.

The morbid fears superinduced by the shock following the sudden demise of the first creature of his experiments had given place to a growing desire to further prosecute his labors until enduring success had crowned his efforts with an achievement which he might exhibit with pride to the scientific world.

His recent disastrous success had convinced him that neither Ithaca nor any other abode of civilization was a safe place to continue his experiments, but it was not until their cruising had brought the

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Average Rating of 4.5 from 4 reviews: *****
2013.07.20
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

Plot bullets


  • A professor is able to create life (and without the aid of lightning.

  • But, seclusion is necessary, since his first efforts are compatible to those of Victor Frankenstein.

  • An island is the best choice for such endeavors..

  • Managing a mob of misshapen monsters is not the professors only concern.

  • There are pirates, greedy comrades and not to mention his lovely daughter.

  • It is left to one monster, or is he man, to save all.



Reminiscent of the H. G. Wells 1986, 'The Island of Doctor Moreau',
but this professor starts from scratch, his wonders to create, instead of using animals.

2013.07.19
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

Plot bullets


  • A professor is able to create life (and without the aid of lightning.

  • But, seclusion is necessary, since his first efforts are compatible to those of Victor Frankenstein.

  • An island is the best choice for such endeavors..

  • Managing a mob of misshapen monsters is not the professors only concern.

  • There are pirates, greedy comrades and not to mention his lovely daughter.

  • It is left to one monster, or is he man, to save all.



Reminiscent of the H. G. Wells 1986, 'The Island of Doctor Moreau'

2009.05.15
zendai
*****

This book is superb. A simple mad scientist tale is turned into a distinctly menacing and believable story that's a real page turner. Good characters, an intelligent plot and even a few savage spears for good measure.

2009.04.19
Steph
*****

very good book, I would definitely recommend it.


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