May 29, 2011

REVIEW: The Life of a Teenage Body Snatcher by Doug MacLeod

On a foggy night in Wishall, England in 1828, Thomas Timewell finds himself digging up the body of his late Grandfather. 
By chance, he comes in dealings with a professional 'we prefer the term resurrectionist', Plentitude.
With the intervention of Plentitude, Thomas successfully follows his grandfather's wishes for his body to be donated to science.
Not long after that fateful act, Thomas finds himself swept up into the world of body snatching and the abundant dangers that surround the contentious trade.

An uproarious black comedy of sorts, The Life of a teenage Body Snatcher has been skilfully crafted by master of the Trade, Doug MacLeod.

The life of the Teenage Body snatcher combines curious characters with the wit of the dialogue to create a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of a common practice in 18 and 19th century England of the delightfully graceful 'society of gentlemen body-snatchers.'

One of my personal favourite characters, Thomas' mother Phyllis was well crafted to compliment the book's plot and assisted in the comedy through her commands to her servant, Mrs Dunwoody.
A dynamic duo, The Life of a Teenage Body Snatcher is filled with characters that compliment each other and have been imagined with great skill.

The Life of the Teenage Body Snatcher comes alive on the page and keeps you enraptured in the action.
I enjoyed every word of The Life of a Teenage Body Snatcher, and I would definitely recommend it to anybody, both male or female from ages 14 upwards. Delightful to both teenagers, this book is definitely one that is perfect to read, curled in your favourite chair.

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