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review SPOILER ALERT! 2016-12-26 06:33
When is The Last Werewolf not the last werewolf? Reading the Sequel, Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan
Talulla Rising - Glen Duncan

 

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Turn-Offs

 

So, the last werewolf wasn’t the last one by far! In fact, there was a group of werewolves, just waiting to be discovered. Then there were the new ones that Talulla kept making and they arrived at exactly the right moment. One of the things that turned me off about this book.

 

The cliffhanger at the end seemed unnecessary. For me, the story was complete, so why complicate it with the real Remshi’s appearance?

 

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Turn-Ons

I love the covers on all the books in the series.

 

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What I liked was that the author did not shy away from violence, gore, and the other big taboo, sex while in werewolf form!

 

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I wasn’t a fan of Talulla because her inner monologues were just as irritating as I found Dani’s (Fever series by Karen Marie Moning) to be! Well, okay not that irritating but they did annoy me a lot. She may not have been likeable, however, I appreciated that she didn’t try justifying or apologize for who she was.

 

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Some Favorite Quotes

 

My mother once told me she thought hell would be nothing more than being given a glimpse of God — then having it taken away, forever.

 

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His face was full of masculine prettiness and immensely likeable. Which, by horror’s law of inverted aesthetics, made me sure we were being taken to our death.

 

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Even when you want to stop caring about it you can’t. Even when the solution to knowing they’re going to cut off your left breast is to disown it, you can’t. It’s yours.

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If you were a woman a portion of your fear was given over, in installments that began when you were still a little girl, to rape

 

 

Did you write The Book of Remshi?

Yes.

When?

When papyrus was new.

 

New Words Learned

 

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text 2016-10-29 16:53
Lucifer is a facinating character
Damned by Chuck Palahniuk (6-Sep-2012) Paperback - Chuck Palahniuk
By Chuck Palahniuk - Doomed (9.8.2013) - Chuck Palahniuk
I, Lucifer - Glen Duncan
[ GOOD OMENS BY GAIMAN, NEIL](AUTHOR)PAPERBACK - Neil Gaiman
The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov,Diana Burgin,Katherine Tiernan O'Connor
The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes - Neil Gaiman,Malcolm Jones III,Karen Berger,Sam Kieth,Todd Klein,Mike Dringenberg
The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House - Clive Barker,Neil Gaiman,Malcolm Jones III,Steve Parkhouse,Todd Klein,Chris Bachalo,Mike Dringenberg,Michael Zulli

While watching the TV series Lucifer on TV as I got the Season one DVD. I thought it is time to talk about books on Lucifer.

 

I like books about Lucifer. The freedom fighter, the character that respect freedom.

 

Yes. I like Neil Gaiman Sandman version of Lucifer. 

 

The Master and Margarita is one of the best book I read.

 

I also like Palanuik version of the devil being the bad guy.

 

Lucifer fight the dictator and want freedom. As a freedom fighter version, Lucifer is an activist and wonderful. 

 

It is the dictator, mass murdering god character is the really bad guy. 

 

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review 2016-10-22 13:40
The Last Werewolf ★★★★☆
The Last Werewolf - Glen Duncan

Most books that start out being a miserable read will stay that way. This was not one of those books. My relationship with this book began with profound irritation; the writing style was annoying, the characters were unlikeable, and the international espionage-like plot was the polar opposite of the kind of books I like to read. But as I was soldiering on the minimum 50 pages before I could DNF, something wonderful happened. It sucked me in. I can’t describe why or how, either, because the main character remained an intolerably self-involved navel gazer and the plot continued to be a goofy sort of werewolf international intrigue. Maybe I just finally adjusted to the writing style, because I eventually began to enjoy it. If there’s one thing I did profoundly appreciate about this story, it’s that you will find no heroically romantic werewolves or vampires here. They are all monsters.

 

Also, this is one of the handsomest books I own. It’s why I bought it, originally. The paper is good quality with a classic oldfashioned typeface. I love the simple cover, black with iridescent phases of the moon, and the pages are edged in a dark brownish maroon, like old dried blood.

 

I read this for the Full Moon square in 2016 Halloween Bingo, and this makes my last 2 bingos and achieves blackout.

 

Previous updates:

http://sheric.booklikes.com/post/1482293/the-last-werewolf-progress-36-346-pages

http://sheric.booklikes.com/post/1482561/the-last-werewolf-progress-89-346-pages

http://sheric.booklikes.com/post/1484968/the-last-werewolf-progress-194-346-pg

 

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text 2016-10-19 19:50
The Last Werewolf - progress: 194/346 pg
The Last Werewolf - Glen Duncan

"The morally cosy vision allows the embrace of monstrosity only as a reaction to suffering or as an act of rage against the Almighty. Vampire interviewee Louis is in despair at his brother's death when he accepts Lestat's offer. Frankenstein's creature is driven to violence by the violence done him. Even Lucifer's rebellion emerges from the agony of injured pride. The message is clear: By all means become an abomination - but only while unhinged by grief or wrath."

 

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text 2016-10-14 11:53
The Last Werewolf - progress: 89/346 pages
The Last Werewolf - Glen Duncan

At some point, I stopped noticing how irritating the writing style was and fell into the book. Instead of impatiently waiting for the 50 page mark so I could make the decision whether to DNF, I blew right past it without noticing. 

 

There's still plenty of self-important navel-gazing, but now there's action and interesting insights. 

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