This book never really fully engaged me all it did was make me long for the end. Whilst the premise of the book was intriguing I found the mechanics used to deliver the narrative a tad contrite. The book is a fictional biography of a mad Doctor in the late 18 Century whose fascination with human deformities leads him to wreck and ruin.
This could have been a great book if only the author had put some effort into character and plot development. No time is spent in the setting the scene for this book and I was not given any feeling for the world it was set in. I also think that the book would have worked better if the two parts of this book were combined. Overall a disappointing read.