Cycle of the Werewolf

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Overview

The first scream came from the snowbound railwayman who felt the fangs ripping at his throat. The next month there was a scream of ecstatic agony from the woman attacked in her snug bedroom.

Now scenes of unbelieving horror come each time the full moon shines on the isolated Maine town of Tarker Mills. No one knows who will be attacked next. But one thing is sure.

When the moon grows fat, a paralyzing fear sweeps through Tarker Mills. For ...

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Overview

The first scream came from the snowbound railwayman who felt the fangs ripping at his throat. The next month there was a scream of ecstatic agony from the woman attacked in her snug bedroom.

Now scenes of unbelieving horror come each time the full moon shines on the isolated Maine town of Tarker Mills. No one knows who will be attacked next. But one thing is sure.

When the moon grows fat, a paralyzing fear sweeps through Tarker Mills. For snarls that sound like human words can be heard whining through the wind. And all around are the footprints of a monster whose hunger cannot be sated... Cycle of the Werewolf

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451822192
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1985
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 163,081
  • Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Richard Bachman
      Stephen A. King
      Stephen Edwin King
    2. Hometown:
      Bangor, Maine
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 21, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portland, Maine
    1. Education:
      B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    I think it sucks,i want it in nook book and its not available...

    I think it sucks,i want it in nook book and its not available....not everyone has a place for books thus why we have the nook.....very dissapointed

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

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    An excellent werewolf tale this was. One of Stephen King┬┐s bes



    An excellent werewolf tale this was. One of Stephen King’s best from the earlier years. I loved it all from the characters, setting, killings and the plot. I also loved the description of each chapter according to the moon’s monthly setting. This story was thrilling and scary. As for the movie it that was pretty good to watch. I would suggest anyone to read the before watching the movie. Since there was some changes in the movie that wasn’t in the novel, but all & all it is both enjoyable.


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  • Posted June 17, 2010

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    Overall A Good Book

    Very short story. Direct and to the point. Ok book for teens. Very little vulgar language used. I liked how the book went from each of the months when it was a full moon instead of how some books have a werewolf change at any time. The only problem was that there are too many pictures and the placing of them. A lot of people have said that you shouldn't look ahead at the pictures because you will know how the story ends.... This is true but where the pictures are in each month (chapter) it should be at least one page behind because you see the picture before the incident happens.

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  • Posted January 1, 2010

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    Cycle of the Werewolf

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  • Posted October 25, 2008

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    short and not-so sweet...

    How cool! An illustrated short horror novel about werewolves. This is a good story (what Stephen King story isn't good though?) about what happens every night of the full moon in Tarker Mills, Maine. You can even see how it ends in one sitting. The book is so short you don't have to wait in suspense for too long. It's well written and jumps right into the story. This is one book that's short and not-so-sweet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2008

    Fantastic!

    Awesome book. nice pics. goes great along with the movie that came out in 1985, silver bullet. outstanding book sure to captures the readers attention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2008

    Anything Stephen King is remarkable.

    I really enjoyed this book. It was even better, because it had pictures. All though pictures can give away books, and this one did.. toward the end.. [DO NOT LOOK AT THE PICTURES AHEAD OF TIME.] It was still great. I like how Stephen King studied the months and the moon before writing this book. You should def. read this book. BUY IT!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2007

    A Short, Short Read ... With Pictures!

    Cycle of the Werewolf was originally conceived as a calendar, and it shows. It¿s a very short work at 127 pages. But the full-page drawings take up a lot of room, so I¿d say that the actual story is only half of what I listed above. Anyway, the book is divided into 12 sections to mark each of the months that the werewolf is on the attack. Each section is only about 3 pages long. A character is introduced, thinks a bit, and is devoured. It goes on this way until July, where a protagonist emerges to fight the creature. From then on, it focuses on him (more or less). It¿s a good book, but characters were introduced and died so quickly, I couldn¿t find the time to care about them. But whatever. It¿s a nice way to kill a few minutes. Oh, and the whole thing is written in present tense. If that matters to you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2005

    Cycle of the Werewolf

    The book cycle of the werewolf is about a cursed town. A werewolf roams the streets of Tarker Mills, looking for victims to devour and mutilate. There is so much thriller and excitement that you feel like you want to kill someone to find out what happens. An example would be page 13: ¿The scratching comes again and again, the whimpering turns into growls:¿ ¿What is it he wonders.¿ ¿The door busts down into thousands of pieces, its quiet, nothing outside but the cold wintery snow.¿ ¿BOOM!¿ ¿The werewolf appears in the doorway with Gleaming yellow eyes, a snarl as big as a bowling ball:¿ ¿The Werewolf throws his razor sharp claws into the air¿¿ If you found that exciting just wait until you read the rest of the book. I rate this book a 4 stars out of 5, and I encourage anybody who enjoys scary thrillers to read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2005

    Stephen and the Wolf

    A short book, much like an adult picture book, King's story deftly illustrates the werewolf myth. It won't take long to read it and there are a few good scares along the way. Although a much better book on the werewolf and lycanthropy legend is Adam Pfeffer's 'Kolak of the Werebeasts,' King's book provides a satisfying bite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2003

    A book with Bite

    I loved this book it is one of my favorites of all time. If you love blood and guts, this is the book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2003

    Another great King book.

    I have read everything King has published, and this is just another fantastic read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2002

    It could happen?

    All Were Wolf stories have basic stuff. Not Stephen King. No way. Not ever has he followed the others. The leader, one of a kind. He only writes the facts as he sees them. This book is one of a kind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2002

    A different persepctive on werewolves

    Yes I liked the way he wrote this book. He wrote it completely different than any of his other books. And I think its brillant that he wrote the book in months of the years for the chapters, not by numbers. I thought it was a good shot-read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2002

    Stephen King doesn't USUALLY mean typical!!!

    I have read every single book of Stephen King's, and I thought I ought to give this one a try. It was short, but that was not the problem. It was typical! Instead of one of King's suprising, shocking, raunchy story-lines, you get a typical John A. Ghost type of a thing. What was he thinking?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2002

    It was alright, but it felt very familiar....

    I first heard of 'cycle of the werewolf' from the back of another stephen king novel, different seasons I believe it was. And I myself, have had an obsession with werewolves since my early childhood when I bit the principal while howling under my desk in early elementary. So I saw that it was written by Stephen King and decided to give it a try. The Story is about a boy whos had his legs broken many years before and is in a wheelchair. However, soon people in their small, quiet town begin to be found shredded; to the point of not being identified. Then the boy has a meeting with the dog-like creature and barely escapes with his life. So the rest of the story is about the search to find out WHO this werewolf is, while a moon is not arise. So without giving away the entire plot, I will end my preview here. As I was reading through this short story, I kept thinking to myself...' Man, I could've sworn that I had read or seen this somewhere'... And I was right! As soon as I got to the part where it describes a boy being killed while trying to fetch his kite, I knew where I had seen it before. The Movie 'Silver Bullet' is an adaptation of this book. In my opinion, the movie was better than the book. Mainly because unlike the book; it got into much more detailed descriptions of the characters. However in the story, you really didn't have any feeling about the people, just the feeling of utter terror. I would recomend this book to anyone who enjoys horror stories, and the movie to all who get the chance to rent it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2002

    Very Cool!!!

    This book was really short and very entertaining. I LOVED it! You could just feel the Stephen King eerie feeling of it - just GREAT! If you like Stephen King, or like Werewolf stories (or both), read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2001

    Excellent

    I loved the book some may think its a little gory but its great reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2000

    Too short

    I feel that this one could have been a lot better if the narrative had been drawn out much more. The small town setting is great, but characters are not given time to develop, and the story doesn't achieve the potential it could have. Who knows; Cycle could have become another Salem's Lot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2000

    PRETTY FREAKY....

    WOW. I AM A 13 YEAR OLD FAN OF HORROR NOVELS AND MOVIES AND THIS SCARED AND KEPT ME READING ALL NIGHT. THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN OFTEN! ALTHOUGH SHORT ONE OF THE BEST KING BOOKS I'VE READ!

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