I am back again with a new finding of mine, Chris Priestley. I am no expert of horror, that is for sure, but I love this genre. While I was in Rome, I saw a book, which gave me an eerie kind of look, and was titled “La Creatura” (The Creature). It had been quite a long time since I got my hands on a horror book, so I grabbed it! When I posted a photo of it in Instagram (the link is here, by the way ;), someone commented on the author, , and that intrigued me.
Title: Mister Creecher
Author: Chris Priestley
Description: Billy is a street urchin, pickpocket and petty thief. Mister Creecher is a monstrous giant of a man who terrifies all he meets. Their relationship begins as pure convenience. But a bond swiftly develops between these two misfits as their bloody journey takes them ever northwards on the trail of their target …Victor Frankenstein.
Friendship, trust and betrayal combine to form a dangerous liaison in this moving and frightening new book from Chris Priestley.
“Mister Creecher” to put it simply is the story of Frankenstein, and his creature, but with a few twists. I cannot say anything about the author’s writing style, because I read the translated version. There are a few points I would like to mention, before you decide to purchase it.
What I didn’t like:
It is not a scary book! Yes, it is the story of Frankenstein’s creature, but it is not scary! I am not saying that it is not good. It is a book directed to kids, but it can be enjoyed by adults too. It has its moments of gore, horror, and deaths, but not terror. It confuses your mind, but not to the point you wonder who you are anymore. It might even scare you, but not to the point you don’t sleep for a week. (Stephen King, I am looking at you!)
It is a great book, it gives you a tiny taste of horror, it doesn’t mess up with your mind, but it is not a light read. This book has its sad moments.
Would I read any other books of Chris Priestley? Absolutely yes! I already have two on my list. They are intriguing, and why not? Not every horror book has to make you scared to even go to the bathroom alone.
People who have read “Frankenstein”, and they have enjoyed it.