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The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases
The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases
Author: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Michael Moorcock, Kage Baker, Mark Roberts, Stepan Chapman
From Delusions of Universal Grandeur to Twentieth Century Chronoshock, this amusing pocket guide to concocted diseases - designed and illustrated by John Coulthart - features an anthology of slightly morbid, darkly humorous ailments and prognosis srved up by such renowned luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock, Gahan Wilson, Bri...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781892389541
ISBN-10: 1892389541
Publication Date: 11/25/2003
Pages: 320
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3.7 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Book Type: Unbound
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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A very strange volume allegedly a guide, as the title states, to bizarre diseases, this book has contributions from some of the top names in the business (Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, China Mieville, Kage Baker, etc), but the entries arent really (quite) stories
Each author has made up a disease, syndrome or ailment, and prepared a short (most are 2-4 pages) entry regarding this ailment, its history and symptoms. The imaginary diseases range from the funny to the truly disturbing and grotesque. Although it purports to be a current edition, the aesthetics of the book are definitely 19th-century, and inspiration (and illustrations) are definitely taken from the medical texts of that time.

Entertaining, but a bit repetitive after a while, since theres no connection between segments, or narrative.


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