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Old 04-25-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Any good werewolf books out there?

I've read Frankenstein years ago and I just bought and started on Dracula today, but of all the classic monsters, the werewolf is by far my favorite, unfortunately I don't know of any quality literature involving them. Anyone know of any?

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Old 04-26-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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should I say it or shouldn't I?

In all seriousness, werewolves never really got their due in classical literature. At least not in a full length novel. Maybe some novellas or short stories, but not on any sort of Frankenstein or Dracula level.

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Old 04-27-2011, 01:20 AM   #3
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I've read Frankenstein years ago and I just bought and started on Dracula today, but of all the classic monsters, the werewolf is by far my favorite, unfortunately I don't know of any quality literature involving them. Anyone know of any?
One I found fairly entertaining was Curse of the Full Moon. It's a collection of short stories, and they're all pretty different. Had some pretty damn good ones in there.


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Old 04-27-2011, 01:30 AM   #4
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http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/s/...ber/wolfen.htm

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Old 04-27-2011, 07:35 AM   #5
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Check out W.D. Gagliani

http://www.wdgagliani.com/

I read Wolf's Trap, which I loved. Currently reading Wolf's Gambit, which I'm not feeling as much.

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If you want a humourous take on werewolves in a Lord of the Rings-type setting, the so-called "Watch saga" of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books are interesting. You have to read a bunch of them in the right order to really get a sense of the werewolf character, but they are all entertaining.

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Operation Chaos by Poul Anderson

As much as I like Stephen King I could never really get into Cycle Of the Werewolf.

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Old 04-27-2011, 08:59 PM   #8
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If you want a humourous take on werewolves in a Lord of the Rings-type setting, the so-called "Watch saga" of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books are interesting. You have to read a bunch of them in the right order to really get a sense of the werewolf character, but they are all entertaining.
Damn Pratchett beat me to the punch? What a bugger man!! Oh well, might as well get this over with I know a few people were expecting it haha

Actually, if that's you're thing then please (forgive me for tooting my own horn first off) but SuperFerret and anyone else interested, check out my book on Barnes & Noble, Amazon, whatever you prefer. It's only 99˘ and so far the reviews I've gotten on Barnes & Noble have been great for the most part. The werewolf has been my favorite horror icon as well, which is why I wrote the book, for other fans as well. Some say I try to serve too many masters but in reality I just tried to make it the best I possibly could.

Thanks for posting this thread SuperFerret, I hope you and everyone else takes a look at it.

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Old 03-07-2012, 12:27 AM   #9
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The Last Werewolf, by Glen Duncan came out recently. Apparently it's a slightly darker, more mature read, but it's gotten some pretty positive reviews.

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Old 03-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #10
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Mine!!

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I have a signed copy of The Last Werewolf; it's a damn good read

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:30 AM   #11
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I don't know that they'd be considered 'quality' literature, but I really enjoy Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series (currently at 6 books, I believe) and Alpha & Omega series (3rd book - 4th if you include an earlier short story - just came out this month)

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #12
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There's also Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series. Up to 10 books I think.

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Old 03-08-2012, 03:51 PM   #13
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Revenge of the Rose by Michael Moorcock features a werewolf in the second part of the novel.

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:48 PM   #14
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Check out Kelley Armstrong's books:

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Old 03-08-2012, 10:27 PM   #15
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Frostbite, and its sequel Overwinter, by David Wellington.

Also the sequel to Operation Chaos, already mentioned by BruceBanner, Operation Luna by Poul Anderson.

Kit Whitfield's Benighted has gotten pretty good reviews. It's about a world were 99% of the population are werewolves, and how the ones who aren't become subjugated and discriminated against.

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So, SuperFerret, did you ever read any of the above? Did any of them make your blood pump faster?

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:18 PM   #17
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Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King.

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:54 PM   #18
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I agree with Baramos: Cycle of the Werewolf

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One of my favorite books werewolf or otherwise is The Hyde Effect by Steve Vance. I've read it a dozen times. It's in two sections, the first half of the book is spread over 6 months and the second half is in a single night. It has a sequel called Shapes but I found it was pretty bad.

I'd highly recommend it.

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Old 02-23-2013, 05:49 AM   #20
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If you like the classic Universal Monsters, then i highly recommend THIS book:





It's a direct continuation and conclusion to the events shown in Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein, which was the last film the monsters all appeared in.

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You know it seems like Zombies and Vampires get more love (In quite a literal sense in certain cases.) than Werewolves do. We need some good, not Twilight awfulness level Werewolf contemporary literature.

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I just finished reading "Beauty and the Werewolf" by Mercedes Lackey - it's a fantasy based on myths with touches of Red Riding Hood and Cinderella in it. Appropriate for all ages.

In his "Books to Look For" column in the Nov/Dec issue of Fantasy&ScienceFiction - Charles de Lint recommends "Silver" by Rhiannon Held

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