Monday, October 24, 2011

The Last Werewolf

The Last WerewolfThe Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 293 pages
Published April 7th 2011 by Canongate Books Ltd.
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ISBN1847679447 (ISBN13: 9781847679444) .

Here is a powerful, definitive new version of the werewolf legend—mesmerising and incredibly sexy. In Jake, Glen Duncan has given us a werewolf for the twenty-first century—a man whose deeds can only be described as monstrous but who is in some magical way deeply human.

One of the most original, audacious, and terrifying novels in years

When I started this book I really didn't think I was gonna like it. And its certainly not for everyone. It does start out rather dry but the story gradually pulls you in and you can't help but want to know what is going to happen to Jake. This story takes place in the gray areas of right and wrong. We see life from the point of view of the werewolf and how life and fate has made him what he is. He kills out of necessity and his kind has been hunted to near extinction. The human hunters feel like they are justified in this as protection to mankind. But is hunting anything to extinction justified? Great white sharks are deadly to humans but should we kill them all?

This was a perfect Halloween read for me. Its full of horror and bloody gore with the perfect amount of bestial sex thrown in. If you like that kind of read you will like this one. If not, I would suggest you look elsewhere. I look forward to revisiting this one maybe next Halloween.

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