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Posted June 9, 2012
Classic, with a twist of wolf.
Mr. Clines is like a fine chef with this book. He seasoned the original with enough new material, that it keeps you glued to it, but not so much that it takes from the classic story. This new material blended so smoothly, that I had to question if some of it was not in the original. It just worked. So if you like mash ups, and seek a new twist on an old story, then allow me to recommend this book. I know you will not be disapointed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 28, 2011
Truly reads like a classic horror novel...
I was skeptical about this because a) I'm not a big fan of the original Robinson Crusoe, and b) mash-ups are really hit-or-miss. But I love werewolves, and the premise intrigued me, so I decided to give it a try. Honestly it is a bit difficult to get used to the language and style at first, but once you do, it's a very easy read (think of, say, a British movie where you have to get used to the strong accents). This is Crusoe with the most boring and offensive parts trimmed out, and a compelling first-person werewolf account seamlessly blended in. And if that's not cool enough, the island where the werewolf Crusoe gets stranded, is a creepy Lovecraftian place. Unlike in the original, I actually cared about Crusoe here, and found his friendship with Friday sweet and funny and sad. And I actually teared up towards the end, though I'm not going to give spoilers away. This is not a fast-read "junk food" kind of book (not that those don't have their place); this is an engrossing read to be savored. It really feels like a genuine "classic horror novel" in the vein of Frankenstein and Dracula.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.