Saturday, January 7, 2012

January 7, 2012 – Book Review – The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
Fiction/Thriller/Supernatural

Product Description from Amazon.com
Then she opened her mouth to scream—and recognised me. It was what I’d been waiting for. She froze. She looked into my eyes. She said, “It’s you.”

Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but you’d never suspect it. Nonstop sex and exercise will do that for you—and a diet with lots of animal protein. Jake is a werewolf, and after the unfortunate and violent death of his one contemporary, he is now the last of his species. Although he is physically healthy, Jake is deeply distraught and lonely.

Jake’s depression has carried him to the point where he is actually contemplating suicide—even if it means terminating a legend thousands of years old. It would seem to be easy enough for him to end everything. But for very different reasons there are two dangerous groups pursuing him who will stop at nothing to keep him alive.

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.”

Review: 3 out of 5 stars
The story is told from Jake Marlow’s perspective as he writes in his diary.  He’s just found out that he is the last of his kind and after being alive for 200 years, he can’t see much sense in continuing to live.  Unfortunately there are at least two groups who want to keep him alive for their own purposes, and will do anything to make that happen.

The book is well written, and although the story is at times is graphic in both the sex scenes and the killing, it is a werewolf and that’s what they do.  Kill, Eat, and Have Sex (although that is not the term used).  As the reader you like Jake Marlow, and his dry sarcastic wit.  You want him to come out on top.

This is a werewolves for adults story.



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