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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Elena, January 9, 2012 (view all comments by Elena)
Finally, a supernatural-fantasy book that's actually written well, instead of relying on plot and gimmicks. That said, the plot is definitely compelling. If you're tired of the vampire craze and zombies invading your favorite literature, try The Last Werewolf instead.
Lex, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Lex)
Totally alluring, achingly lustful, and brilliantly written, this book more than fulfilled my desire for a more, ahem, adult take on the paranormal romance genre.
Wow! This smart, sexy, and wholly original werewolf tale is a knockout.
by Michal D.
"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"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 Jessica Ferri, NPR,
"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)
by The Word,
"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."
"Space should be cleared for this violent, sexy thriller...The answer to Twilight that adults have been waiting for."
by Library Journal (Starred 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."
by Scott Smith, author of The Ruins,
"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."
by Nick Cave,
"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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