The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is, of course, based on the famous tale by H.G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau. The original story was a cautionary tale against man’s hubris. The movie into which it was made was a horror film. This book, however, is a look into a woman’s life in the mid-1800s in Mexico.

This review is a cautionary tale against selecting books without reading even the synopsis. I went in expecting a gothic horror tale. I received a feminist historical fiction that moved at a snail’s pace. It took me over a week to read it and I didn’t like it any better by the end.

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau was not for me, but I’m sure historical fiction fans would enjoy its unique time and place. 3 stars.

Thanks to Del Rey Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.

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