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The Last Werewolf (Vintage)by Glen Duncan
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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, “Its 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 — mesmerizing 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.
From the Hardcover edition.
"Space should be cleared for this violent, sexy thriller...The answer to Twilight that adults have been waiting for." Booklist
"Yes, there are vampires here...But don't give this book to Twilight groupies; the frank tone, dark wit, and elegant, sophisticated language will likely do them in....[S]mart, original, and completely absorbing. Highly recommended." Library Journal (Starred Review)
"A magnificent novel. A brutal, indignant, lunatic howl. A sexy, blood-spattered page-turner, beautifully crafted and full of genuine suspense, that tears the thorax out of the horror genre to create something that stands rapturous and majestic and entirely on its own." Nick Cave
Glen Duncan delivers a powerful, sexy new version of the werewolf legend, a riveting and monstrous thriller — with a profoundly human heart.
Jake Marlowe is the last werewolf. Now just over 200 years old, Jake has an insatiable appreciation for good scotch, books, and the pleasures of the flesh, with a voracious libido and a hunger for meat that drives him crazy each full moon. Although he is physically healthy, Jake has slipped into a deep existential crisis, considering taking his own life and ending a legend that has lived for thousands of years. But there are two dangerous groups — one new, one ancient — with reasons of their own for wanting Jake very much alive.
About the Author
Glen Duncan is the author of seven previous novels. He was chosen by both Arena and The Times Literary Supplement as one of Britain’s best young novelists. He lives in London.
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