not so adventurous as you might think.
Most of the first part - which is better than the second part by the way - is about morality and guilt.
A werewolf's nature is to kill and devour his victims. They can't help it. But a werewolf is a person, and a person has a morality, which cannot admit killing innocent people to feed. So should a werewolf feel guilty?
We have read of "good" vampires who only drink the blood of animals, but a werewolf needs to eat people, not beasts.
And when one is the last existing werewolf, and some hunters are going to kill him, who's evil? the werewolf who's just trying to survive or the hunters who chase him?
Altogether a better novel than you'd expect.
I wanted to like this book, but I just didn't. It had it's good points. I liked the narration style, and there were plenty of moments where I thought the writing was clever. I liked that this was a more traditional style werewolf story, rather than an urban fantasy spin. And yet, this book fell flat for me somewhere. Perhaps the main character's lack of give-a-damn was infectious. For whatever reason I never really connected with these characters or this story....Continua
This is not a bad book, but it is not a good book either...it's just an ok book,nothing new under the sun, the characters are too predictableand the plot definitely too thin for my taste ...even the ending isn't enought to make you wonder what will happen next no real twist there ...you already know, same old story different character ...if you want something "more" from a plot, a new and fresher perspective on our mutual furry friends check The Skin Trade ...just give it a go...and be-were!!!...Continua
original (to a point) and very funny. The protagonist has significantly more personality (if that's the right word for a lycanthrope) than some figures in recent monster lit and it's those very human traits - sexual desire, ennui, late flowering need - which are most engaging. and there's a great twist in the tale (tail?). kept me engrossed....Continua
Great book. Not a masterpiece but you should read it. I'll wait for the other two books in order to understand if I still could be surprised by a new story!!!