Resurrectionist (Matthew Hawkwood 2)

by james mcgee | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0007212712 Global Overview for this book
Registered by J-sama of Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on 9/11/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by J-sama from Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Sunday, September 11, 2011
Gelesen für die BergABbauchallenge im Monat September mit dem Thema:
BLAU, BLAU, BLAU
Coburg macht blau und wir diesen Monat auch. Vorrangig sollen natürlich BLAUE Bücher gelesen werden, dazu dann Bücher, die das Wort BLAU im Titel tragen, deren Beschriftung BLAU ist etc.


About the book:
The return of Matthew Hawkwood – soldier, spy, lover. A man as dangerous as the criminals he hunts.

The tough Bow Street Runner is back where he’s not wanted, in the most forbidding places London has to offer: its rank graveyards and the sinister halls of Bedlam, notorious asylum for the insane.

The “Resurrection Men”, who supply the city’s anatomy schools with stolen corpses, have taken to murder. Hawkwood sets out to hunt them down, but is soon given a more elusive quarry – Colonel Hyde, an obsessive surgeon whose insanity is only matched by his brilliance, has escaped from Bedlam. An this twisted genius has a point to prove. Which will mean more work for the gravediggers…

My Opinion:
Honestly, the book and I had some misunderstanding. I thought the story would be more Fantasy-like, I was too intrigued by the cover art to read the text on the back cover properly.
Well it is not Fantasy but a very fast paced thriller set in Regency London. The topic was quite fascinating and I thought Colonel Hyde, was on the right track, only a few centuries too early. But then, isn’t the border between genius and insanity rather thin? Thrillers usually don’t belong to my favourite genre, this one however was worth reading (and I learned a few new and fascinating words along the way.)
For me the book also had a connection to the present. In school we just recently discussed the sale of Gunther von Hagens plastinates (human corpses or parts of them preserved in plastics) via the internet and I could actually relate to things about the Resurrection Men, I read in the book.

Released 6 yrs ago (5/27/2013 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Sachsen Germany

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Startbefüllung in meiner English-BookBox

Journal Entry 3 by trygvasson at München, Bayern Germany on Monday, June 03, 2013
Grabbed from the English Bookbox
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11917809

Journal Entry 4 by trygvasson at München, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A solid thriller set in Regency London - in the world of the bodysnatchers keeping the first scientific anatomists in bodies. Without spoiling the fun - it´s interesting to think about the scientific progress that has rendered stuff pretty normal which used to be sheer craziness.

Journal Entry 5 by trygvasson at München, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (11/12/2014 UTC) at München, Bayern Germany

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Will accompany me to the meet-up @Baal, Munich

Journal Entry 6 by Pandamao at München, Bayern Germany on Thursday, November 13, 2014
caught at the Baal BC meet-up

Journal Entry 7 by Pandamao at München, Bayern Germany on Friday, November 21, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (11/21/2014 UTC) at München, Bayern Germany

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passed on

Journal Entry 8 by Pandamao at Campingplatz Schwabenmühle in Laudenbach, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, September 24, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (9/24/2016 UTC) at Campingplatz Schwabenmühle in Laudenbach, Baden-Württemberg Germany

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im Bücherregal gegenüber der Rezeption

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