Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau
(book 10 for RIP)
Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau by Guy Adams.
Publisher: Titan Books (UK) (August 7, 2012)
Publication Date:August 7, 2012
Following the trail of several corpses seemingly killed by wild animals, Holmes and Watson stumble upon the experiments of Doctor Moreau.
Moreau, through vivisection and crude genetic engineering is creating animal hybrids, determined to prove the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin. In his laboratory, hidden among the opium dens of Rotherhithe, Moreau is building an army of 'beast men'. Tired of having his work ignored -- or reviled -- by the British scientific community, Moreau is willing to make the world pay attention using his creatures as a force to gain control of the government.
A brand-new adventure for Conan Doyle's intrepid sleuth!
Hmmmm, ok well I sent for this book because of RIP and it actually was a fairly good read for it!
Some descriptions of “dead folk” found in the Thames was pretty gruesome and mentions of Dr Moreau’s work with mixing humans and animals is not the prettiest picture one could conjure up!
At first I thought that maybe this wasn’t my brightest move, on my part, to get a Sherlock Holmes book not done by Doyle… but then again Nicholas Meyer wrote 3 Sherlock books that were excellent, so why not someone else?
I think this was an enjoyable read. It’s hard to let go of the original author if every word doesn’t seem to correspond with how it’s “creator” meant it to be..but then again.. do we really know what it’s meant to be??
So if you tend to like Sherlock and Watson…
And you know the basic story of Dr Moreau..
I think you will enjoy this book.
This is a quick read. Short chapters. and just enough of “what next?” to keep you reading…
Let me mention that I loved the cover art on this book.. done by: Amazing15.com