Hour Of The Beast

Hour Of The Beast

by Michael C. Forsyth


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ISBN-13: 9781432770327
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 03/16/2011
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Hour of the Beast 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MatNastos on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I had a chance to read "Hour of the Beast" by C Michael Forsyth this past week. The book felt a bit like something you'd see at Cinemax over the weekend - a fairly straight forward werewolf story with some sex shoehorned. Not enough sex to be considered a "sexy" or "erotic" horror book, but enough to get a teenage reader excited. The book itself was decent, and it had some character characters in it. My complaints are from the fact that everything was so obviously set up from early in the book...I kept expecting a twist or a bit more depth, but it never materialized. That's not necessarily a bad thing if you're looking for a simple, quick read without much thinking involved. My other complaint is a bit bigger and comes from the rushed feel of the last act of the story. There is some nice, if obvious, build-up over a couple of hundred pages and then a very quick climax and resolution. It almost felt like the author had reached whatever word-count he had targeted and decided to stop writing there. Not only was the storyline wrapped up a bit too quickly, but a number of the characters who could have (should have?) had more use at the end were just kind of ignore. Dylan and Cairo, in particular, could have been excised from the entire story with little to no change in things. Overall, a decently written book - I don't hate that I read it, I was just a tad disappointed by the last quarter.
Biancafoster on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Hour of the Beast is a gripping, fast-paced novel that I literally could not put down. It is packed with suspense, with engaging characters and dazzling plot twists. The last few chapters are especially great, as the pace quickens and the story moves toward the final, dramatic confrontation with the monster. I especially liked the character of Cairo Oldewood, a college professor who is a sort of female Indiana Jones. Not only is she the sleuth who solves the mystery at the heart of the novel, she plays a critical role as the story's moral core. Hopefully she will be a series character. Two thumbs up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best werewolf book I've read since The Howling. The opening chapter was pure, unrelenting terror -- it grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Once you're involved, you just can't stop turning the pages. Throughout, the suspense steadily builds, the mystery deepens and the feeling of dread becomes almost suffocating. The climax, on a snow-enshrouded mountain, is unforgetable.
srfeike More than 1 year ago
This book started off good with an action-filled first chapter where we are introduced to Elaine on her wedding day. After that first chapter we do not see much more of Elaine until the very end of the book. The book centers around her two sons, Jason and Joshua, who are a result of her interactions with a werewolf on her wedding night. Jason and Joshua are twins who are as different as night and day. Joshua is muscular, athletic, and has a bad temper. Jason is mild, weak, and always getting Joshua out of trouble. Although I did like the story, I pretty much had everything figured out by about chapter 4. After getting off to a good start, the book slowed down quite a bit until the last few chapters. Overall, it was a good read. I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.