The Hunger of the Wolf: A Novel

The Hunger of the Wolf: A Novel

by Stephen Marche


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ISBN-13: 9781476730820
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stephen Marche is a novelist and culture writer. For the past five years he has written a monthly column for Esquire magazine, “A Thousand Words About Our Culture,” as well as regular features and opinion pieces for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and elsewhere. His books include three novels, Hunger of the Wolf, Raymond and Hannah, and Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, as well as The Unmade Bed and How Shakespeare Changed Everything. He lives in Toronto with his wife and children.

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The Hunger of the Wolf: A Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
tpolen More than 1 year ago
I'm not really sure what to say about this book.  The origins of the Wylie family business and how they went from nothing to multi-billions was the most interesting part of the novel for me.  The rest of the book was filled with loathsome characters whose sole purpose in life seemed to be about getting more - more money, more house, a more attractive and wealthier partner, more attention - they nearly made me bail before the halfway point.  Most of the wealthy characters spent their time blaming money for ruining their lives.  It quickly grew tiresome.  George Wylie was the only person with admirable traits  - he was smart enough to know he was incapable of running the family business, subsequently stepping aside, and he genuinely loved the person he was with, having no ulterior motives. As for the terrible family secret (I won't give it away), maybe it was just over my head, but I didn't see its purpose or relationship to the story.  Yes, it was very strange and fascinating, but inconsequential and something that just - happened. This novel was well-written and if the book had focused more on business and the mystery of Ben Wylie's death, I might have connected with it more, but the characters made it a difficult read for me. This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.