Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau
By Guy Adams
Author’s Website: http://guyadamsauthor.com/index.htm
Review brought to you by OBS reviewer Angie
Following the trail of several corpses seemingly killed by wild animals, Holmes and Watson stumble upon the experiments of Doctor Moreau.
Moreau, through vivisection and crude genetic engineering is creating animal hybrids, determined to prove the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin. In his laboratory, hidden among the opium dens of Rotherhithe, Moreau is building an army of ‘beast men’. Tired of having his work ignored — or reviled — by the British scientific community, Moreau is willing to make the world pay attention using his creatures as a force to gain control of the government. (Amazon)
I have not read any of the original Sherlock Holmes books, and was really excited to read something that was an ‘homage’ to this classic series. I was not disappointed in the least.
I have to admit that having seen the recent Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey Jr., I did imagine him in this role as I was reading. It made it quite exciting and really helped to bring it to life in my imagination.
What I enjoyed about this story was the crossover in another well-known story, The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells. It was fascinating to see how the author was able to intertwine the stories in such a way that they felt natural. The interaction between the characters was seamless and felt truly accurate to both original works and the period of the story.
I don’t often read books a second time, but this one will definitely make it on that short list!