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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Book Review: Mister Creecher by Chris Priestly

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; First Edition edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599907038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599907031

Billy is a street urchin, a pickpocket, and a petty thief. Mister Creecher is a giant of a man whose appearance terrifies everyone he meets. Their relationship begins as a matter of convenience. But before long, a bond develops between these two misfits as they embark on a bloody journey that will take them from London northward on the trail of their target . . . Doctor Victor Frankenstein. It seems the good doctor had promised Mister Creecher a bride, and Mister Creecher will stop at nothing to get what he's been promised. Nothing. 
My Review 

Mister Creecher. A book I picked up at BEA in May. The title, cover, and description immediately caught my attention. This was a book that I couldn't really say no to. So, they want me to read an alternate story of the Frankenstein's Monster? Heck yes!

What can I say about the book? Well, it was completely awesome in at least nine ways. Why nine? I don't know. There are probably more, but I am feeling quite lazy at the current moment of writing this review, having just ran thirty seven miles in under six minutes, so I'll only list nine of the reasons. But remember: there are probably many more reasons.

  1. The writing
  2. The plot
  3. The creativity
  4. The characters 
  5. Some other characters
  6. Maybe even a few more characters
  7. The incorporation of a some dude's life, thought, and feelings into a legendary tale as well-known as the Frankenstein's Monster
  8. That one scene
  9. This list of reasons why the book is awesome
So, yeah. There is your list. I am feeling quite listyish today. Thus, I created that list. But, I am now rambling. I should really get back to the review now. Because, I am not very easily distr- hey, are those pancakes I smell?

Chris Priestly: The name of a great author. Really, I enjoyed reading this book very much. A lot of the time, when someone takes a classic story and tries to make it their own, it turns out cheesy or seems like the author is just trying a bit to hard. Neither of these things happened with Mister Creecher. It was action from the beginning, with a lot of filling. The main character, Billy, is a homeless teenager, living in the 1800's London. And then he finds Creecher, the so-called "Frankenstein's Monster". His life immediately changes in some pretty drastic ways. And it's pretty great to read. 

I really recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the legend of Frankenstein. This is a very well written book. The description of the book says that it has a horror theme, which it does, but I don't think the horror is quite a extreme as the description puts it out to be. There may have been a few parts that were a bit creepy, but it wasn't anything to intense. There were scenes of some pretty heavy violence, nothing extremely descriptive, but enough to maybe make the book a bit unsuitable for anyone under teen ages. 

And, lastly, I must say that you've gotta go buy this book when it's released on September 27. It would definitely be a good choice. Mister Creecher is a great book for those of you who enjoy a darkish, actionish, violentish, pretty cool book. 


  1. great review, ive never heard of this book before but it sure looks interesting.

  2. Thanks for the review! I'll definitely be adding this one to my to-read list.

  3. Thanks for the nice review! Glad you liked it.


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