Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Review of Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley

Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley   97818408811047 pub Oct 2011 Bloomsbury

This novel is set in Victorian Britain, loosely themed on Shelley's Frankenstein and incorporating themes from Dickens' Oliver Twist.

 In this strange infusion written in a modern style we follow the life of Frankenstein's creation and Billy who is an orphaned and abandoned  sixteen year old thief on the streets of London. He names the monster Mr Creecher. This follows how they meet after returning favours their relationship forms through persuasion and convenience until the macabre reality forms, telling a different half of the original novel.

The book captures emotion in its most confusing form and is a must for fans of horror and old macabre classics.

"Unsettling, emotional and human"

by Angus McCormick

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