Mister Creecher Paperback – 1 Mar 2012
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Praise for Mister Creecher:
A brilliant counterpoint to Frankenstein, compellingly written. Chris Priestley goes from strength to strength(Chris Riddell)
A dark, moving, creepy, funny tale about the making of a famous monster . . . only not the one you think it'll be. Splendid gothic stuff (Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies)
Praise for the Tales of Terror books:
A wonderfully nightmarish journey of the imagination - old-fashioned storytelling at its best(Daily Mail)
The gradual build-up of horror . . . is exquisitely done. My insides were still untangling themselves hours after I had closed the book (Sunday Telegraph)
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For me this book at its very core is about humanity and friendship and spends a great deal of time questioning issues around these themes. Creecher is a monster who is shunned by society forced to live on the outskirts, never quite fitting in anywhere. His mission in life is to hunt down his creator who has promised to build him a mate. To do this he recruits Billy, a partnership which is initially built on fear and convenience, to help him track the mysterious Mister Frankenstein in return for food and protection. As the story goes on this relationship changes to one of friendship as the two set off on their journey to help Creecher. Throughout the journey there are several questions raised about what it means to be human as Creecher ponders what he is and what sort of life he should be entitled to. I also loved seeing how the friendship between him and Billy developed and changed as the book progressed.
One thing I loved about this book was the the setting. You get a wonderful sense of period from this book and a real feel of Victorian England. I loved how this creepily Gothic feel added to the story as a whole.
For me another thing that made this book special was how the story tied into other works of fiction from the time. Whilst one of them will be obvious both from this review and from the blurb the other isn't initially and I though how they were used was really clever.
All in all this book is a brilliant read meeting the expectational high standard I have come to expect from a Chris Priestly novel with a fantastic setting and interesting ideas posed throughout.
I really enjoyed this gothic tale by Chris Priestley. It was obviously inspired by Mary Shelley's famous book and is an excellent tribute to that timeless classic. Although this novel is aimed at young adult readers, I'm sure it will be relished by folks of all ages. This is just the sort of story to saviour during our colder months when you just want to stay indoors of the evenings and read strange, atmospheric and ghostly tales...
In 1818, young Billy at age 15 is a thief and a risk-taker. But he’s ill, and pickings are hard for him in fog-ridden London. When he stumbles across a body outside a bookshop Billy doesn’t know that his life is about to head in an entirely new direction. For he’s about to meet Mister Creecher.
This is an excellent novel, weaving fiction and more fiction into an historical background to great effect. Billy’s journey with Mister Creecher is one not only of redemption for Creecher but also potentially of salvation for Billy, but will it all go wrong before he can find the best of himself and save Creecher as well? As so often in ‘real life’ there are not necessarily happy endings here for everybody, and the story has a great pathos as well; the reader is left wanting to know what happens next. For fear of spoilers, it’s difficult to say much more at this point, but I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone who loves a bit of gothic fiction, or who wants to encourage a younger reader on to some of the classics, or if you’re just a fan of Chris Priestley’s works as I am.
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