Thursday, 20 September 2012

The Last Werewolf: Glen Duncan

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.

It's really very simple. I have 3 words for this one. Werewolves for Grownups.

It's literary, and it's brutal. A real blend of styles and genres that will have your mind reeling. The language is abrasive, the sex is explicit, and the violence is absolute. And if that's not enough to make you add-to-basket I don't know what is! It's like no other Urban Fantasy I've read. Duncan is in a class of his own. Conceptually brilliant and perfectly excuted.

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