Hello awesome readers. Today I’m doing another Short Reads Saturdays where I knock out a review for one of the shorter books on my TBR pile. Today’s book is a really fun one. A graphic novel about a child genius who causes catastrophes with his mad science wherever he goes. I hope you enjoy my review and be sure to check out this book if it sounds interesting to you, you won’t regret it!
Author: Bruce Brown
Category: Graphic Novel, Comic, Zombies, Science Fiction, Horror
Suitable for: All ages. Pre-teens+
My Rating: 5 Stars
Format Read for Review: E-book provided by the author.
Review: Dr. Herbert West & Astounding Tales of Medical Malpractice is about a boy genius who accidentally creates zombies with a hunger for sweets but it’s told through the narration of his sister who is surfeited with his nonstop dangerous experimentation. Together they must try to undo his latest fiasco alternating between bickering and working together. Time is of the essence and if they don’t stop the zombies before they run out of cakes and switch to hunting humans, they will surely have to move again to escape their latest embarrassment!
This was a really fun, quick read. 78 pages beautifully illustrated with vivid use of color. The story was exciting and fast-paced and at times even really humorous. I didn’t know how it was going to end and enjoyed the entire journey. I would recommend this to anyone who likes comics or graphic novels especially with darker themes like mad scientists and zombies.
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