The Curse of the Wendigo

The Curse of the Wendigo While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris the vampire could exist Dr Warthrop is asked by his former fianc to rescue her husband from the Wendigo a creature that starves even as it gorges it

  • Title: The Curse of the Wendigo
  • Author: Rick Yancey
  • ISBN: 9781416984504
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr Warthrop is asked by his former fianc to rescue her husband from the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh, and which has snatched him in the Canadian wilderness Although Warthrop also considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and rescues her husbandWhile attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr Warthrop is asked by his former fianc to rescue her husband from the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh, and 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.

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    About “Rick Yancey

    • Rick Yancey

      aka Richard YanceyRick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago He earned a B.A in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full time.Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.



    843 thoughts on “The Curse of the Wendigo

    • Reread as of February 6 2016.It s almost Valentines Day and of course, I did read a book with a love story suddenly burst into tears GOD I M SO STUPID tries to get back the lost dignity Alright, so when I said a book with a love story , I m not lying The Curse of the Wendigo did have a love story in this one It was a different love story because cries again I need to stop Have you guys heard of When She Loved Me by SARAH MCLACHLAN If not then click here to listen I can say that that song is perf [...]


    • August 25, 2015 God damn bless Rick Yancey for writing this absolutely amazing series I ve read it three times already and I can tell it s one of those that can be read and reread and it will never get old It should not be surprising then to hear me say it s my absolute favourite book series I m also not exaggerating when I say it kind of changed my life and affected me in a slightly personal way Really, if you have not read this, I know not what you have been doing with your lives up until this [...]


    • This book was written by Rick Yancey in exchange for feels I can t write reviews to save my hide from being flayed by a Wendigo, so before yall s waste any time reading words I ve strung together, here are eloquent reviews from my Monster Buddies Vane s ReviewPaige s ReviewHaley s ReviewObviously, with my 5 star rating, The Curse of the Wendigo does not suffer from sopho slump If I can add another half a star to it I would, because this is way better than the first book in the series Here, we g [...]


    • The sequel toThe Monstrumologist is like a punch to the gut, and an arrow through the heart I must say it was quite a torture reading this but it s a blissful one No kidding.This was great If not better than the first book itself Granted By the time, I finished the book I was left with a tinge of sorrow and my poor head was full of conflicted thoughts that I couldn t even write a proper review for this.Let us go then, you and I, like Alice down the rabbit hole, to a time when there still were da [...]


    • 5.0 stars After reading the first two books of the Monstrumologist series, it has quickly become one of my favorites I am at the point where I will purchase the next one immediately upon publication This book belongs to a new sub category of horror fantasy SF that I am calling House Stories after the main character of the TV show played by Hugh Laurie I came up with this because I am finding a similar type of character emerge recently in speculative ficiton that reminds be, on the surface, of Ho [...]



    • If I could describe my opinion of this book in one word, that word would be dualistic It feels like The Curse of the Wendigo is made up of two books one I loved, and one I didn t Thus, my feelings toward it are currently one huge, messy, emotional ball of contradiction and ambivalence Let s start with the synopsis, giving away as little as possible Will Henry and Doctor Warthrop are off once again, only this time their location is much wild the Canadian bush and their quarry is much mysterious [...]


    • Things I Have Learnt From YA Books 678019 When the Monstrumologist gets scared you should too.Honestly, I didn t think that Mr Yancey could top The Monstrumologist but he did and then some.The plotting is immaculate The characters are absolutely superb The setting is one of my favourites It is both terrifying and heart breaking Stomach churning and butterfly inducing Thought provoking and all the superlatives I can think of Let us go then, you and I, like Alice down the rabbit hole, to a time wh [...]



    • SWEDISH REVIEWMed st r f rtjusning gav jag mig i kast att l sa Wendigons f rbannelse, uppf ljaren till Monstrumologen som jag l ste n gra m nader sedan Jag lskar att l sa gotisk skr ck och denna serie har blivit en favorit f r min del och jag var nyfiken p vad Doktor Warthrop och Will Henry skulle uts ttas f r denna g ng I f rsta boken fick vi l rt k nna Doktor Warthrop och Will Henry, deras bakgrundshistoria, varf r Will bor och arbetar f r Doktor Warthrop I Wendigons f rbannels f r vi reda mer [...]




    • GAHHHHH I don t even know where to begin.I have already torn through the first three books in this series and can t wait for the fourth one There was one morning where I actually sat down and read pretty much the entire second half of this book and then about half of the third one And that was a good 550 pages or so I can t remember the last time I read that much in one sitting.So anyway, out of the three books so far, I think this one was my favorite.I thought things couldn t get scarier after [...]


    • So I have to give Mr Yancey a very firm handshake or a big damn hug if I ever meet him I ll tell you why books that change the mythos of a legend that dates back hundreds or even thousands of years irritate me From Anne Rice to Stephenie Meyer, the warping of an ancient legend seems to be the fashion And I can understand the point that you are writing fiction and you have poetic license over your story Agreed But this still irritates me because your poetry can be contained to the story surroundi [...]






    • The second book in The Monstrumologist series, The Curse of the Wendigo is every bit as impressive as its predecessor Yancey s characters are phenomenal, and his eloquent prose are a pleasure to read Add to that a multi layered story with interesting subplots, and you ve got another 5 star installment.This is my second time reading the series, and I m just as wowed this time as I was the first time Would recommend to fans of classic Gothic horror.



    • I am going to read this for Horror Aficionados Fear Challenge for October I was happy to read the follow up to book 1 which already freaked me out a lot In book 2, we focus on Doctor Warthrop s past and how the science of monstrumology is dealing with a potential take over with hunting fictional beings according to some like the wendigo Once again the story starts out with Yancey trying to find out what he can about an old man named Will Henry who died Reading through his journals, he decides th [...]


    • I actually finished this book a few months ago, but I ve had to force myself to take a break from sad face This fall has been crazy, in the best way, and I found myself using most of my spare time just reading reviews of books I wantya know.ead of actually reading books Anyhoo This book The second book in The Monstrumologist series Did Not Disappoint I genuinely enjoyed both of the settings for this story, the bleak, frozen Canadian forest and the bleak, sooty turn of the century New York Both l [...]


    • 10 FANTABULOUS starsI can t believe I had waited this long to start such a wonder of a series Gosh to think it has been sitting on my e shelf for nearly two years, probably since I finished reading The 5th Wave, what did I even think Why, why, why on Earth had I thought I would not like it Why For the love of heaven above I am loving it to bits and pieces Totally IRRELEVANT rambling alert.Everything about The Curse of the Wendigo is just perfectly perfect In fact, I can t even start to measure t [...]


    • what separates us from monsters towards the end of the book i found this question really getting on my nerves well, it wasn t scary in at all, a little grotesque maybe but definitely not scary, though i read it mostly at night before i slepte language was exquisite , i loved each and every imagery the characterswell Will was mostly the same but Dr Warthrope really pissed me offi mean is believing in or considering the existence of something really that hard is the mind of such great DOCTOR if no [...]


    • Book classifications get silly sometimes, especially when they are used for books like Rick Yancey s THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST and this fine sequel, THE CURSE OF THE WENDIGO Any adult fan of the supernatural could pick this up and read it start to finish without guessing it is written for teenagers because, well, it s only partly so Yancey s muses are Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, and, to a lesser extent, Justin Cronin of THE PASSAGE fame.Once again we re in the hands of young nar [...]


    • I m not going to say this book was as good as the first The Monstrumologist I do not feel that it was I think it lacked some of the key themes I liked seeing in the first book the action, the suspense, and mystery that existed in the first book.Relative to the first book, this one moves VERY slowly It wasn t until the last third of the book before things started to pick up, which was disappointing On top of that, the hunt which took place at the end was I felt rushed, and didn t have the signifi [...]


    • As a sequel to the Monstrumologist this book disappointed me It started off on a high note amidst the freezing unforgiving landscape of the wilderness and then halfway through it transitioned into an entirely different book The metaphors and the gore both got so tiresome after a point that even the great Pelenor Wharthrop couldn t wade through this mostrumological mess WE GET IT, STARE INTO THE ABYSS AND THE ABYSS STARES BACK AT YOU, DARKNESS , THE HORROR THE HORROR MAN IS THE MONSTER With the s [...]


    • Original post at One More PageI only really read The Monstrumologist last month because I got into this agreement with Aaron and Tricia that I will read the second book with them What is it with me scaring myself silly all of a sudden, yes I don t know, either If it were up to me, I would probably wait another year to read the next book in this series to give me than enough recovery time But because I can be such a pushover sometimes, I gave in and read The Curse of the Wendigo soon after I fin [...]


    • 4.5 The Curse of the Wendigo has a shift in focus less but still very intense monster presence, and character development.Initial thoughts 1 Apparently, Dr Warthrop cleans up nicely We see of the monstrumologist s backstory and personal past love life Yes, there is some romance , but it s subtle and done very well.2 More action at the beginning, then in the middle transitions to character development Quite different setup, but still very effective in the storytelling.3 Gore and action VERY in [...]


    • I think I am the only person who read this book and didn t like it When I scanned the reviews everyone had great things to say about it I didn t care for it at all To be fair, I listened to the book instead of reading it because it was part of a list of the Best YA Audio Books 2012, but I don t even think I would have enjoyed reading it The narrator spent the whole book telling the story of how he and his guardian are trying to save a friend of the guardians from becoming a Wendigo The frustrati [...]


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