Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Fleshmarket
Fleshmarket | Nicola Morgan
1 post | 2 read
In nineteenth-century Scotland, following the death of his mother during surgery, Robbie decides to take revenge on the surgeon who performed the operation, Dr. Robert Knox, and in the process, makes a gruesome discovery about the lengths the medical profession will go to advance its knowledge of anatomy.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
review
CaramelLunacy
Fleshmarket | Nicola Morgan
post image
Mehso-so

I picked this up because Edinburgh! Burke and Hare! But ultimately I was disappointed. To me, the book seeme more like a narrative jumping off point for a school discussion (history of medicine, body snatching, poverty, alcoholism) than a story in its own right. 14 year old Robbie spent most of the book in a self-destructive cycle that rarely touched much on the actual Burke & Hare crimes.

I didn't find myself eager to pick it up again.

mabell Burke & Hare! 5mo
CaramelLunacy @mabell insufficient Burke and Hare for my (ghoulish?) self 5mo
mabell Interesting/terrifying time and an interesting/terrifying duo! 5mo
4 likes3 comments