The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey

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While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr. Warthrop is asked by his former fiancé to rescue her husband from the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh, which has snatched him in the Canadian wilderness. Although Warthrop also considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and rescues her husband from death and starvation, and then sees the man transform into a Wendigo. Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, whose hunger for human flesh is never satisfied? This second book in The Monstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius and madness.

About Rick Yancey

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Rick Yancey is the author of The Monstrumologist, The Curse of the Wendigo, The Isle of Blood, and The Final Descent. He has also written the award-winning series Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, as well as several novels for adults, including The Highly Effective Detective and A Burning in Homeland. His memoir, Confessions of a Tax Collector, was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the five best books on taxes ever written. He earned a BA in English from Roosevelt University in Chicago and worked as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service before turning to writing full time in 2004. Rick lives with his wife Sandy and two sons in Gainesville, Florida. Visit him at
Published October 12, 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 464 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The deaths are unfailingly horrific and graphic (with much flaying of skin, plucking of eyes, and removing of faces), and Will and his mentor suffer physically and emotionally throughout, grappling as much with the belief systems at the core of their beings as they do with the alleged wendigo (a ...

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The Bookbag

No such criticism here - this is beautifully paced, with adrenaline rushes coming left right and centre and the author building tension expertly both in the wilderness as the lead characters search for Chanleer - first helped and then hindered by a local sergeant - and then in the city scenes bac...

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With deep conviction, Will Henry and the doctor set off to find Chanler and prove, once and for all, that the Wendigo does not exist.

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Last Thursday I stated on my Twitter that Friday would be the day that I finished typing this review because after thinking over my feelings for The Curse of the Wendigo for two weeks and my opinion of the book not changing that it probably wasn’t.

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