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Eddie Quist
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:45 pm  Reply with quote



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I am constantly on the lookout for a good werewolf novel which seems to be an increasingly hard thing to find. If anyone has read any solid ones please throw out some suggestions.

Oh, I just read Wolf's Trap by Richard Gagliani and it is a solid little thriller if a bit light on the horror elements.
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the only one I can think of off of the top of my head would be Silver Bullet by Stephen King... I would assume you know of that one, of course, so a big fat help that is!
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Eddie Quist
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Yeah Silver Bullet is one of my King stories. Short but sweet. I read it for the first time when I was like nine or so.
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Some others:

"Wolf's Hour" by Robert R McCammon - Werewolves vs Nazis ... what more needs to be said (a great book too)

"Orphan"/"Captive"/"Beast" by Robert Stallman - little appreciated and out-of-print, but good stuff

"Animals" by John Skipp and Craig Spector - not their best (but their last) but worthwhile

"The Howling" by Gary Brandner - better known for the movie

"The Werewolf of Paris" by Guy Endore - An oldie classic. What "Dracula" is to vampires, this is to werewolves. Adapted most closely in the Hammer movie "Curse of the Werewolf"

"Darker Than You Think" by Jack Williamson - a 40's pulp werewolf classic

"The Anubis Gates" by Tim Powers - a werewolf is just one part of this fantastic book

That's just off the top of my head (and from what I've read). There's certainly more.
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It's not great but it is fun. Jeff 'carpel tunnel' Rovin wrote a follow-up book with the Universal Monsters that picks up where Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein left off. The main character is Larry Talbot. I can't think of the title right now but it's something like Return of the Wolf Man.
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this is ripped from another board, and in bad order, and repeats some of the above, but, anyway, more than a start:

The Wolf's Hour, by Robert McCammon
Mark of the Werewolf, by Jeffrey Sackett
Moonbane, by Al Sarrantonio
The Hyde Effect, by Steve Vance
The Totem by Dave Morrell
Moon Dance by SP Somtow
The Wild by Whitley Streiber
Moon of the Wolf by Leslie Whitten
Harry Shannon's Night of the Werewolf
Thomas Tessier's The Nightwalker
Skipp and Spector's Animals
Murdered by Human Wolves by Steven Wedel
Shara by Steven Wedel
Dogs of War: A Novel by Steve Ruthenbeck
Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
The Werewolf of Paris, by Guy Endore
Gary Brandner's The Howling
Kelley Armstrong's Bitten
Wolf's Trap by W.D. Gagliani
Man Bites Dog by Philip Hansen
Jack Williamson's Darker Than You Think
Nightwalker, Thomas Tessier
Thor, Wayne Smith
Skin Trade, George RR Martin [from Night Visions]
Rick Hautala's Moon Death
David Case's Wolf Tracks
Ray Garton's superb werewolf novella "Monsters", from Night Visions 6 [forthcoming in Slivers of Bone, maybe]
Simak's The Werewolf Principle
Michael Cadnum's Saint Peter's Wolf
Michael Cadnum's Saint Peter's Wolf
Wild Blood by Nancy Collins
Tombley's Walk by Crosland Brown
Dennis Danver's Wilderness
The Orphan by Robert Stallman
Moon Dance by S.P. Somtow
The Werewolf Principle Clifford D. Simak
Naked Brunch by Sparkle Hayter
The White Wolf by Franklin Gregory
The Changing by "F.W. Armstrong"
World of Darkness: Watcher by Charles Grant
Howling Mad by Peter David
Shapeshifter by J.F. Gonzalez
Crooked Tree by Robert C. Wilson (a werebear)
Wolf's Trap by Gagliani
Wilding Nights, from Lee Killough
The Compleat Werewolf by Anthony Boucher
The Black Wolf by Galad Elflandsson
The Undying Monster by Jessie Douglas Kerruish
Werewolf by Ronald Kelly
"The Hyde Effect" by Karen Koehler, a novella in The Blackburn and Scarlette Mysteries, vol I.
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Eddie Quist
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Holy Shit! Thanks for all the info guys, especially that last list. I appreciate the info.

I agree Wolf's Hour was a fun read. Easily my favorite McCammon book although Stinger was damn good also.
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If you into graphic novels, then check out:






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Elf
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Jim Butcher's "Fool Moon" is a good, fun werewolf book. The whole Harry Dresden novels are sweet, but this one sealed the deal for me.

Also Nancy A Collins "Dead Man's Hand" has a neat werewolf novela in it called "Walking Wolf". It's a very good read.

And yay to the person who mentioned Kelley Armstrong's "Bitten".
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And FYI, the King story is actually called Cycle of the Werewolf. The movie was Silver Bullet.
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D'0H! I'm a dumbass!
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Johnny Butane wrote:
And FYI, the King story is actually called Cycle of the Werewolf. The movie was Silver Bullet.



Ahh. Johnny got there before I could. Not a big dead, though. It gets mistaken by title all the time.


GIL's ALL FRIGHT DINER has a werewolf and a vampire as the lead characters.

Wolf's Hour is great because of the WW2 slant. Also much love for Night of the Werewolf by Harry Shannon.

You should be able to find a few at the local used or new bookstores. But for a wider selection, you will have to travel online to do some shopping.

I would suggest SHOCKLINES.com A lot of authors go through them. They're great on their prices plus it's free shipping on any size order.
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Just read Gil's a few monhs back; good stuff! Sorry, had to ahare.
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Saint Peter's Wolf

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The Butcher
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:26 am  Reply with quote
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StephenG.Jones wrote:
this is ripped from another board, and in bad order, and repeats some of the above, but, anyway, more than a start:

The Wolf's Hour, by Robert McCammon
Mark of the Werewolf, by Jeffrey Sackett
Moonbane, by Al Sarrantonio
The Hyde Effect, by Steve Vance
The Totem by Dave Morrell
Moon Dance by SP Somtow
The Wild by Whitley Streiber
Moon of the Wolf by Leslie Whitten
Harry Shannon's Night of the Werewolf
Thomas Tessier's The Nightwalker
Skipp and Spector's Animals
Murdered by Human Wolves by Steven Wedel
Shara by Steven Wedel
Dogs of War: A Novel by Steve Ruthenbeck
Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
The Werewolf of Paris, by Guy Endore
Gary Brandner's The Howling
Kelley Armstrong's Bitten
Wolf's Trap by W.D. Gagliani
Man Bites Dog by Philip Hansen
Jack Williamson's Darker Than You Think
Nightwalker, Thomas Tessier
Thor, Wayne Smith
Skin Trade, George RR Martin [from Night Visions]
Rick Hautala's Moon Death
David Case's Wolf Tracks
Ray Garton's superb werewolf novella "Monsters", from Night Visions 6 [forthcoming in Slivers of Bone, maybe]
Simak's The Werewolf Principle
Michael Cadnum's Saint Peter's Wolf
Michael Cadnum's Saint Peter's Wolf
Wild Blood by Nancy Collins
Tombley's Walk by Crosland Brown
Dennis Danver's Wilderness
The Orphan by Robert Stallman
Moon Dance by S.P. Somtow
The Werewolf Principle Clifford D. Simak
Naked Brunch by Sparkle Hayter
The White Wolf by Franklin Gregory
The Changing by "F.W. Armstrong"
World of Darkness: Watcher by Charles Grant
Howling Mad by Peter David
Shapeshifter by J.F. Gonzalez
Crooked Tree by Robert C. Wilson (a werebear)
Wolf's Trap by Gagliani
Wilding Nights, from Lee Killough
The Compleat Werewolf by Anthony Boucher
The Black Wolf by Galad Elflandsson
The Undying Monster by Jessie Douglas Kerruish
Werewolf by Ronald Kelly
"The Hyde Effect" by Karen Koehler, a novella in The Blackburn and Scarlette Mysteries, vol I.


One correction...NOTHING Ray Garton has written is superb.
SEX AND VIOLENCE IN HOLLYWOOD was actually laughable I thought. And LIVE GIRLS...a classic? Ooh, AIDS vampires...how profound!

Otherwise a great list Mr. Jones! I assume you are THE Stephen Jones, editor extraordinaire?
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