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The Last Werewolf af Glen Duncan
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The Last Werewolf (original 2011; udgave 2012)

af Glen Duncan (Forfatter)

Serier: The Last Werewolf (1)

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1,38111010,444 (3.5)1 / 218
Jacob Marlowe has lost the will to live. For two hundred years he has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime. Now, the last of his kind, he contemplates suicide -- until a violent murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight back into the desperate pursuit of life -- and love.… (mere)
Medlem:Sailing99
Titel:The Last Werewolf
Forfattere:Glen Duncan (Forfatter)
Info:Vintage (2012), Edition: Reprint, 368 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek, Fiction
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Nøgleord:Ingen

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    generalkala: An adult novel also about werewolves, in a similar literary style.
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    The Silver Wolf af Alice Borchardt (MyriadBooks)
    MyriadBooks: For wolves with teeth, for mated pairs. The Last Werewolf is gritter and more explicit than the dreamy, lyrical The Silver Wolf but the writing and the horror of both of them is top notch.
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Took a chance on this and loved it.
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  jaydenmccomiskie | Sep 27, 2021 |
1 CDs listened to but I decided I'd rather move onto something else. Nothing about the story engaged me. ( )
  Seayla2020 | Aug 21, 2021 |
When examined as a campy, ridiculous werewolf paranormal romance yarn, it holds up decently. As in, I finished it. For example, I could only trudge through about a quarter of Discovery of Witches. Glen Duncan can be humorous at times and the writing has a hint of intelligence interspersed between such words as cunt or cock or anus.

When tagged as literary, or even as a horror, it falls short in nearly every way: the villains (an acronym WOCOP - World Organization for the Control of Occult Phenomena - seriously!) are more laughable than horrifying; the wulf is weak and the were weaker; the ending suddenly switches POV which is anti-climatic and predictable; vampires are a source of humor.

A book that takes little thought to read and any thought applied post-read will only reduce the book to "I really finished it? Weird." ( )
  illmunkeys | Apr 22, 2021 |
Wow. A thinking (and well read) person's horror story. A supernatural spy thriller with twists and turns and tension that never lags. A love story. A complete exploration of the individual werewolf as a monster and as a human being. All told by an author well versed in the classics and winking at you as he encourages you to keep up. Not for the squeamish but, seriously, if you are squeamish why are you reading horror anyway? Go read Twilight or something. I loved this book and hope that the hints in this novel about other supernatural creatures (demons, zombies, ghosts, etc.) and their stories are actual novels that we will get to read in the future. I put several more of Duncan's books on my to-read list. ( )
  ChrisMcCaffrey | Apr 6, 2021 |
The last Werewolf as the title implies is about...well...the last werewolf. Jake Marlowe has wandered the world for a long long time pursued by an organisation dedicated to the destruction of the lycanthorpe, referred to as WOCOP “World organisation for the control of occult Phenomena” Once every month when the full moon shines the change from man to beast occurs…”Shoulders, wrists, ankles - first to change, last to change back...the not toenails, not quite claws….invisible hands gripped my neck and twisted in opposite directions...my lupine twin was impatient, a being was no good without a body. The slow hindquarters tested his tolerance of delay and mine of pain….my new skull shuddered and my bowels disencumbered themselves...It was still him and me but we eyed each other knowing everything depended on bridging the gap. Cooperation would come the two strands would plait so that we would become I, but it was his birthright to take the inaugural moment by force”......It is at times easy to have sympathy with Jake, his plight, and I suppose it could be said that those who wish his destruction do so out of fear, knowing that what they cannot understand and control should be destroyed. Yet equally the werewolf is indiscriminate in his choice of victim and as Jake himself acknowledged…”Once a month I transformed into a monster, part man part wolf. I killed and devoured humans starting with my wife” So in reality an out of control killing machine needed to be destroyed. The questions of purpose and existence posed little in the way of answers…..”Where did it all fit in? Was my species God’s handiwork or the Devil’s?....What would happen to me when I died? Had I still a soul? Where and when did werewolves begin?

Marlowe’s life becomes more tolerable when he discovers a female companion, Talulla. Together they flee as those who would destroy them tighten their grip and once again great questions of existence become paramount….”I don’t know where the universe came from or what happens to creatures when they die. I don’t know if the whole thing’s an unravelling accident or an inscrutable design. I don’t know how one should live- but I know that one should live, if one can possibly bear it, You love life because life’s all there is. And I only know that because I happen to have found - again- love”....
The language in The Last Werewolf is at times poetic, insightful even shrewd in its sharp observations and yet the rich lyrical quality of the prose often leads to disorientation and bewilderment making it at times difficult to comprehend as the reader becomes lost and adrift in a sea of words………… ( )
  runner56 | Mar 29, 2021 |
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Jacob Marlowe has lost the will to live. For two hundred years he has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime. Now, the last of his kind, he contemplates suicide -- until a violent murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight back into the desperate pursuit of life -- and love.

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