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Stephen Monaghan is a brilliant chemist and gifted sculptor. Unable to love a human woman, he uses his genius and arcane science to create a living woman out of wood. Just one can’t fill his bottomless need, so he creates more and more of these dolls. With each act of creation, he loses something of himself: his signature, his knowledge, his shadow, his voice and finally his blood. His sacrifices produce dolls that do not just move but live and learn, exploring humanity through the humans that inspired their creation. The dolls do not become human, but evolve into creatures with free will and self-expression.
By the end, he is more doll than man, and they are more human than human.
Read Justin's Liner Notes.
Nikki at Nightmarish Conjurings says The Dollmaker is, “intriguing, and after spending a week with it in my head, I’d recommend it, especially to those that follow the Left Hand Path.”
"The Dollmaker is terrific. Period. Extremely original, discomfitting in its gore and blood, but with a strangely sad and poignant heart." -- John F.D. Taff, author of Little Deaths and The Bell Witch
Matt Molgaard's Horror Novel Reviews calls The Dollmaker "a far out, imaginative piece of fiction that will undoubtedly fiddle with nerves and leave readers disturbed, disgusted and strangely addicted."
Gail Picado says, "Move over Stephen King. Justin Robinson is an author to watch."
Justin Robinson © 2019