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ISBN13: 9780307595089
ISBN10: 0307595080
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Staff Pick

Wow! This smart, sexy, and wholly original werewolf tale is a knockout.
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Review-A-Day

"The Last Werewolf is a steamy combination of James Bond and Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster neck-biting sagas. Instead of the unrelieved sexual tension of typical young adult paranormal romance, we get the action and overt sexuality of 007. Like Bond, Jake has sworn off romance because of the demise of his first love, which, of course, makes romance his Achilles' heel. Enter Talulla, a striking brunette he is magnetically drawn to at the airport. Jake describes her in a smirking reference to none other than Lolita: 'Talulla, light of my life, fire of my loins.' The bad news for Jake but good news for the reader is, she feels the connection, too." Jessica Ferri, NPR (Read the entire NPR review)

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Publisher Comments:

Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but otherwise in the pink of health. The nonstop sex and exercise he's still getting probably contribute to that, as does his diet: unusual amounts of flesh and blood (at least some from friends and relatives). Jake, of course, is a werewolf, and with the death of his colleague he has now become the only one of his kind. This depresses Jake to the point that he's been contemplating suicide. Yet there are powerful forces who for very different reasons want — and have the power — to keep Jake alive.

Here is a powerful new version of the werewolf legend — mesmerizing and undeniably sexy, and with moments of violence so elegantly wrought they dazzle rather than repel. But perhaps its most remarkable achievement is to make the reader feel sympathy for a man who can only be described as a monster — and in doing so, remind us what it means to be human.

One of the most original, audacious, and terrifying novels in years.

Review:

"At the start of British author Duncan's fine supernatural thriller, centuries-old lycanthrope Jake Marlowe learns he has become the last known werewolf on earth. Soon Jake is on the run from not only WOCOP, an antioccult agency that wants to hunt him down for sport, but also vampires, who have discovered that a werewolf bite can desensitize them to the ravages of sun exposure. After escaping horrible torments at the hands of both parties, Jake is shocked to discover that he may not be the last wolf standing, and that it's crucial he survive to propagate his species. Duncan (A Day and a Night and a Day) keeps the pages turning with hairbreadth escapes that have Jake globe-trotting for dear life from Europe to the U.S., but the true allure of his tale is the poetic and evocative prose by which Jake relates his transformations, kills, and thoughts. Savvy and exceptionally literate, this is one smart modern werewolf tale. 100,000 first printing. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"A brilliantly original thriller, a love story, a witty treatise on male (and female) urges, even an existential musing on what it is to be human. Get one for yourself and one for the Twilight fan in your life." The Word

Review:

"Space should be cleared for this violent, sexy thriller...The answer to Twilight that adults have been waiting for." Booklist

Review:

"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)

Review:

"The best books are blurb defying; they're far too potent for a flimsy net of adjectives ever to capture them. I could say that The Last Werewolf is smart, thrilling, funny, moving, beautifully written, and a joy to read, and this would all be true. But it would also be a woeful understatement of what Glen Duncan has accomplished with his extraordinary novel. The only useful thing I can offer you is a simple admonishment. Stop reading my words, and start reading his. Trust me: you'll be happy you did." Scott Smith, author of The Ruins

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

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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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s7c, August 11, 2012 (view all comments by s7c)
Brilliant book. Prose that sings. And all too human monsters.
A must read. MmmBaa.
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Lilymama713, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Lilymama713)
This book is proof that he who protests in the most vigorous, raunchy manner possible, is destined to fall the hardest. Jake, the last werewolf on earth has been described as the 'James Bond' of werewolves. He has truly seen it all and is weary of life - weary enough to make it easy on the agents hunting him - until he discovers that he ISN'T the last at all... and the other werewolf is an irresistable female.
Glen Duncan weaves witty and insightful social & political commentary deftly into his character's views before brilliantly making his case for the life-altering power of love. I can't wait to read MORE Glen Duncan!
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yochilds, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by yochilds)
While it is of the paranormal variety, I enjoyed the primary character and his willingness to rise above being reduced to just a monster.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307595089
Author:
Duncan, Glen
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror - General
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.47 x 6.34 x 1.17 in 1.22 lb

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Wow! This smart, sexy, and wholly original werewolf tale is a knockout.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of British author Duncan's fine supernatural thriller, centuries-old lycanthrope Jake Marlowe learns he has become the last known werewolf on earth. Soon Jake is on the run from not only WOCOP, an antioccult agency that wants to hunt him down for sport, but also vampires, who have discovered that a werewolf bite can desensitize them to the ravages of sun exposure. After escaping horrible torments at the hands of both parties, Jake is shocked to discover that he may not be the last wolf standing, and that it's crucial he survive to propagate his species. Duncan (A Day and a Night and a Day) keeps the pages turning with hairbreadth escapes that have Jake globe-trotting for dear life from Europe to the U.S., but the true allure of his tale is the poetic and evocative prose by which Jake relates his transformations, kills, and thoughts. Savvy and exceptionally literate, this is one smart modern werewolf tale. 100,000 first printing. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review A Day" by , "The Last Werewolf is a steamy combination of James Bond and Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster neck-biting sagas. Instead of the unrelieved sexual tension of typical young adult paranormal romance, we get the action and overt sexuality of 007. Like Bond, Jake has sworn off romance because of the demise of his first love, which, of course, makes romance his Achilles' heel. Enter Talulla, a striking brunette he is magnetically drawn to at the airport. Jake describes her in a smirking reference to none other than Lolita: 'Talulla, light of my life, fire of my loins.' The bad news for Jake but good news for the reader is, she feels the connection, too." (Read the entire NPR review)
"Review" by , "A brilliantly original thriller, a love story, a witty treatise on male (and female) urges, even an existential musing on what it is to be human. Get one for yourself and one for the Twilight fan in your life."
"Review" by , "Space should be cleared for this violent, sexy thriller...The answer to Twilight that adults have been waiting for."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "The best books are blurb defying; they're far too potent for a flimsy net of adjectives ever to capture them. I could say that The Last Werewolf is smart, thrilling, funny, moving, beautifully written, and a joy to read, and this would all be true. But it would also be a woeful understatement of what Glen Duncan has accomplished with his extraordinary novel. The only useful thing I can offer you is a simple admonishment. Stop reading my words, and start reading his. Trust me: you'll be happy you did."
"Review" by , "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."
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