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The Last Werewolf

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

A MUST READ for any myth or lore lover!

I am a huge skeptic when it comes to reading new fiction, especially when it has to do with werewolves and vampires. It seems that nowadays authors enjoy tweaking the lore surrounding these mythical creatures to fit their own agendas. Some of it is alright, but usually ...
I am a huge skeptic when it comes to reading new fiction, especially when it has to do with werewolves and vampires. It seems that nowadays authors enjoy tweaking the lore surrounding these mythical creatures to fit their own agendas. Some of it is alright, but usually the end result is disappointing. So I opened this novel with an open mind but a skeptics outlook. I have to say I absolutely loved it! It was a book that kept me thoroughly intrigued and the choice of a narrative journalistic style writing was interesting. I have since had three of my friends read it, as well as my boyfriend (who isn't much of a fiction reader), and they all loved it. It is a novel that does an alright job as a stand alone book, there weren't a ton of loose ends, and I was content with the ending of the book. However, if Duncan chooses to write a sequel The Last Werewolf left enough room that the sequel should be a great read as well. Two thumbs up from this reader!

posted by Myth-and-Lore-Lover on August 15, 2011

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6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Wouldn't recommend

I didn't care for they way the writer jumps around.Hard to tell if these are his thoughts now, in the past, or is someone else giving a opinion.Not my kind of book.I don't believe I will buy from this author again

posted by MPS3Mom on July 22, 2011

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    In the end, disappointing

    This was ultimately a disappointing read.

    I'm not a prude by any means, but the author's use of profanity and sexual descriptions bordered on the obscene. It felt like he was using the terminology he chose simply for shock value.

    In a similar vein was his vocabulary. Occasionally, in a non-fiction book, I'll have to look something up (great feature in Nook, btw). In this novel, the philosophical and existential werewolf narrator seems to enjoy regaling the reader, since this is purportedly his journal we are reading, with obscure terminology and references.

    The story is essentially the tale of 201 year old Jake Marlowe, the last surviving werewolf (or not) who is being hunted both by vampires who are in a mutually despising relationship with the werewolves, and WOCOP, an agency whose funding is not made clear that to control occult phenomena. By control, they mean eliminate, at least as far as werewolves go. It seemed vampires got a pass on their attention.

    Along the way, he meets Tullula, another werewolf, thus making him no longer the last werewolf, with suggestions there may be yet more werewolves unknown to wither WOCOP, the vampires or Jake Marlowe.

    The denouement came as both a bit of a surprise but with what amounts to a lead in for a continuation of the story.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    I wanted so much more.

    This felt more like a first draft than a completed novel. There is stuff to like here, but you have to wade through a ton of navel-gazing to get to the story, and once you are there it thrills, stalls, stops, starts back up but finally disappoints.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Not for everyone

    Found it a little hard to follow

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  • Posted January 23, 2013

    The writing style itself was smooth and well done, but I felt so

    The writing style itself was smooth and well done, but I felt sorely disappointed about the content of the story overall. The setting was interesting enough, but the main characters fell short. They were poorly developed and disappointingly two-dimensional, and the plot "twists" were predictable and eye-rolling. At the end of the book I put it down feeling cheated, that I had wasted my time on a book with a meandering plot and no point to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2011

    Boring and predictable - I do not recommend it

    I kept hoping that it would get interesting, but it didn't.

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