The Last Werewolf

  • Title: The Last Werewolf
  • Author: Glen Duncan
  • ISBN: 9781847679468
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Last Werewolf For two centuries Jacob Marlow has wandered the world enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime The last of his kind he knows he can t go on
    For two centuries Jacob Marlow has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime The last of his kind, he knows he can t go on But as he counts down to suicide, a murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight back into the desperate pursuit of life.

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    About Glen Duncan


    1. Aka Saul Black.Glen Duncan is a British author born in 1965 in Bolton, Lancashire, England to an Anglo Indian family He studied philosophy and literature at the universities of Lancaster and Exeter In 1990 Duncan moved to London, where he worked as a bookseller for four years, writing in his spare time In 1994 he visited India with his father part roots odyssey, part research for a later work, The Bloodstone Papers before continuing on to the United States, where he spent several months travelling the country by Amtrak train, writing much of what would become his first novel, Hope, published to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 1997 Duncan lives in London Recently, his 2002 novel I, Lucifer has had the film rights purchased, with actors such as Ewan Mcgregor, Jason Brescia, Jude Law, Vin Diesel, and Daniel Craig all being considered for roles in the forthcoming movie from


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    1. Glen Duncan + werewolves + ? = The Last Werewolf Colson Whitehead + zombies + ? = Zone OneJustin Cronin + vampires + ? = The Passagethree individualistic, well-acclaimed and well-awarded but not exactly a household name literary wunderkinds decide to take a go at writing genre fiction. specifically Horror and three of its Big Bads. why did they do it? to reach a wider audience? to rake in the greenbacks? to see if their personal visions can somehow avoid degradation (or at least not be completel [...]

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    2. I looked through some of the reviews and had to chuckle at some of the exhuberantly negative reviews about this book. The theme being that Glen Duncan is a "pretentious asshole" and that he littered this book with "literary allusions" and "mucked" with the werewolf myth. I don't know if Glen Duncan is a pretentious asshole because I've never met him, but I will say he is intelligent. The literary world is brimming with prententious asshole's that write great books. I happened to like the literar [...]

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    3. Onvan : The Last Werewolf (The Last Werewolf, #1) - Nevisande : Glen Duncan - ISBN : 1847679447 - ISBN13 : 9781847679444 - Dar 346 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2011

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    4. Inventive, sly, satirical, allusive, and wickedly intelligent, this novel carried me through by its sheer bravado of language. It's self-conscious and even full of itself, yet in the most wonderful way, full of sentences like: "I sipped, swallowed, glimpsed the peat bog plashing white legs of the kilted clan Macallan as the whiskey kindled in my chest." Hot damn, this guy can write! Oh, and it's a terrific and hilarious take on the werewolf legend too.

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    5. There's a great scene in HIBAFN* where the protagonist's friend, an editorial assistant, pours vodka in her milkshake and blurts out that she can't tell the difference between good and bad books anymore. This really does happen, and The Last Werewolf is the proof. I think it's powerfully awful, yet the folks at Alfred A. Knopf clearly disagree, since they're publishing it with great fanfare. Don't be fooled by the enthusiastic NYT review, which was written by the author of last summer's leaden T [...]

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    6. DNF at 68%Just when you think you've hit the bottom of the crappy writing trough, the god of purple prose and shitty metaphors comes along and dumps a new bucket of slop on your face. Sort of like this sentence actually.This book is what happens when someone pays a little too much attention in their Creative Writing 101 class. It has themes! It has underlying parallels! It has literary devices! The whole fucking package! Another book I read, The Troop, falls in the same trap, but whereas The Tro [...]

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    7. So this is a POLAR OPPOSITE of what I've been reading lately (lady smut) but REALLY REALLY good. If you've read the Joe Pitt vampire novels, or Sandman Slim, you'll be familiar with the tone of this gritty, fatalistic and very sex/violence-ridden take on werewolf mythology. Basically this is the story of the last werewolf, his past, present and, I suppose, lack of a future. Mysterious twists, hunters, vampires, it has everything in a noire-type gritty world.What I particularly liked was the slow [...]

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    8. Transitions quite deftly from "Interview with the Vampire" confessional Gothic heights to retarded, inane "Twilight" lows. What I thought would rationally belong next to Charlane Harris's phantasmagorically-wacky tomes on the bookshelf is actually trash. I really won't be picking up "I, Lucifer" (although the title is quite enticing) after all.Duncan has a hard time at trying to make something so ancient and so inherently cliche new and fresh again. The struggle is not present in, say, Clive Bar [...]

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    9. I can't wait for people to read this. Glen's about as smart as writers come (see A Day and a Night and a Day, Death of an Ordinary Man, or I, Lucifer) so leave it to him to take the werewolf genre and blow it wide open with a story that's razor-sharp smart, funny, sex-fueled, and not to mention engineered with the pace of a thriller. It's a thinking adult's werewolf novel.One of my favorite passages is a conversation between Jake, our more-than-reluctant werewolf, and Jacqueline Delon, the myste [...]

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    10. 4.5Up until now, I avoided books about werewolves, because I read a few a while back, and wasn't quite impressed by them. I also found werewolves to be boring creatures for some reasons. But that wasn't the case with this one. I really liked how werewolves were portrayed, like monsters who only think and care about killing people and sex (and there is nothing boring about that).But with that being said, this book isn't for everybody. There's a lot of detailed violence and a lot of sex in it, so [...]

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    11. Moram priznati da sam imala daleko veća očekivanja kad sam krenula sa čitanjem Dankanovog Poslednjeg vukodlaka.Pre svega, da napomenem da pre čitanja ovog romana, nisam bila u prilici da čitam knjige koje se bave tematikom likantropije, kao i da nisam preterani ljubitelj paranormalnih romansi koje su danas popularne, i u kojima su često glavni junaci upravo vukodlaci i slična stvorenja. Stoga odmah upozorenje svima koji očekuju neku romantičnu priču o napaćenoj duši, zarobljenoj u te [...]

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    12. I have decided my biggest pet peeve with most lycanthrope stories is the annoying pack politics that seem to take place in every werewolf saga. There’s the ‘I love you, Bro’ romance between the he-wolves, the overbearing wolf mafia that bosses everybody around in a nauseating oppressive way, and the average, unremarkable Alpha that I can never figure out why everybody follows, except that the author says that he’s the big dog. Consequently, The Last Werewolf is wonderfully refreshing. Wi [...]

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    13. I am not a fan of werewolf books and so had stayed away from this one. However several people whose opinions I trust have given it the thumbs up so I thought I would give it a try. I found it to be a really good read. There is more violence and more sex than I usually like in a book but it is all in keeping with the nature of the beast and is therefore acceptable. The story is good, I liked the main character and the ending is brilliant. My one criticism is that I found it hard to believe Jake h [...]

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    14. He killed his first victim on 14th August, 1842. He was thirty-four years old. He will be two hundred and one in March.A word of warning you are about to read a sort of kind of memoir of a werewolf in London, he's more animal not human and has a high libido so many of his adventures endure high libido activity. Oh yes also if your Red Riding Hood don't bother why would you want to learn about the life of possibly the last werewolf in the world. Being an only werewolf can be a lonely business, he [...]

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    15. This book almost ended up on my did not finish pile. It wasn't the sex, violence or crude language that I objected to, it was the horribly pretentious writing style (it's honestly as if the author is jabbing you with a pointy stick every few paragraphs just to remind you how terribly Literary this all is, but you do get a bit used to it once you get going). I also managed to make it through the entire book without actually developing any interest in how it was going to work out for any of the ma [...]

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    16. This book gave me a hard time. I wanted it to be one of THOSE books, you know, the ones that cause you to almost cry at the beautiful magic of the writing, while at the same time, staggering you with elegant plot twists and unforgettable characters. All the quotes on the cover said it was the best thing since Eve made apple pie. Wellllll, either we've been reading a different book, or all the celebrity reviewers are puttin' one over on us hicks, 'cause you know we're not smart enough to catch th [...]

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    17. 3.5/5 stars The Last Werewolfis not what I expected it to be, but I enjoyed it. I listened to it on audio and the narrator was excellent. There is a lot of explicit sex and this book depicts werewolves as the beings they are-don't expect everything to be all prettied up because you'll be disappointed. I read this with my reading group and even though I didn't LOVE this book, I think I will continue with the next-just not right away.

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    18. Glen Duncan’s take on the werewolf mythology, is gritty, violent and over sexed. Jake Marlowe is the last werewolf alive, with the pending extinction of his new race will he give up? The tone and voice Duncan has created is almost perfect, making this an interesting take on the genre. It is nothing like the popular style of werewolves in the paranormal genre, this is dark but too heavy on his libido. It focusing on the conflict within Jake; is he a man or is he a monster and his will to live a [...]

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    19. Neredeyse birakacaktim.Sonradan açıldıSeriye devam edeceğim.

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    20. If The Last Werewolf were to teach me one lesson it would be this - to stop reading all the over hyped "it" books the minute I hear about them and get back to my giant pile of unread books that are still recommended years after their release. Going into this book during its season of hype means that my expectations were unfairly high for a book that might have been a nice surprise if I'd picked it up without hearing all the accolades.That's not to say that The Last Werewolf was a bad book - it w [...]

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    21. Wow! While this is mostly PNR & horror, there's a mystery-thriller element that carries the flowery description along when the horror element fails. The only paranormal elements are that Jake is the last werewolf & there are vampires, too. Apparently there are other paranormal things, but we don't meet any. No need & most of humanity is completely ignorant of them all. It's the darkside of our normal, scientific world. In dispassionate detail, Jake tells of his life. The detail can b [...]

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    22. ya Jacop yapma ama kalbim açıyor:( Ya sen ne biçim kitapsın ya böylesini okumadim daha önce çok çok çok çok güzeldi . okuyun ciddiyim okuyun !

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    23. Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy Reading Level: AdultRecommended for: Fans of urban fantasy, werewolf stories, beautiful writingTrigger Warnings: murder, eating people, sexMy Thoughts: “You love life because life's all there is. There's no God and that's His only Commandment.” Ultimately, this book is a love letter to life, and to living life as fully as possible. It's by parts heartbreaking, hilarious, and always a wonderful story. It has the most beautiful language. The humor is an often-su [...]

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    24. This book is not for everyone. The main character is not one of those good "monsters" with a conscience. He kills and eats people and has a lot of disgusting sex. So if you are the type of reader who likes to relate to the main character, especially when the book is written in the first person, you might not like this. However, if you can distance yourself, I thought it was quite an interesting read. It's a bit introspective - a lot about what the main character is thinking or trying to convince [...]

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    25. If you can handle a book where the anti-hero becomes less and less sympathetic the more you learn about him, then give this a try. If you can stomach seemingly endless passages of brooding and self-loathing written by a chain-smoking werewolf imbibing huge amounts of Scotch between kills, you'll love this novel. If you like gore and don't mind lots of intentionally meaningless sex, give this a go.Yes, this is a novel featuring werewolves and vampires, but its structure is less horror and more es [...]

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    26. Meet Jake Marlowe. He's a millionaire, a chain-smoker, a sex addict, and a man who likes a good tumbler of aged whiskey. He's also a paranoiac, has a hair-trigger temper, and is a bit of a nihilist.Did I mention he's a 200-year-old werewolf?As The Last Werewolf opens, Marlowe is given the news by his human "handler" that the only other known member of his monster-species has just been assassinated. "It's official," Harley said. "They killed the Berliner two nights ago. You're the last."And with [...]

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    27. This review is not going to be super sophisticated, and I admit I haven't actually finished the book, but as an avid werewolf fan, I'm pretty disappointed in this "literary" genre novel thus far. Here's why I'm not going to finish it.The plot is Anne Rice-y, except without the juicy quality of her storytelling, and since the main character and first-person narrator is an opulent, hence jaded kind of werewolf, there's quite a bit of mediocre Hamlet style rumination. I could deal with a Hamlet sty [...]

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    28. The Last Werewolf seemed at first like a great idea but ends up coming across as ridiculous and weird more than anything else.

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    29. I wanted to like The Last Werewolf. It’s an intriguing premise for a story, and I enjoy the occult and pondering the existential and moral dilemmas of monsters. I quickly discovered, however, that I disliked the narrator. I started hoping he would be killed, and soon, though the hunters are equally repellent. From his excessive brand-name smoking (cigarettes won’t kill werewolves – how convenient!) to his whining about how tired he was of living, having exhausted the body of human knowledg [...]

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    30. First of all, I only bought this book because it was on my wish-list after having seen it on a list someplace. It sounded ok in the synopsis, and then it was a Kindle .99¢ book of the day. Anyway, it started off promising enough then took an entirely unexpected turn towards "her moist hand lingered next to my quickly stiffening cock" territory. Every 5 or 6 pages this happened. One of these moments stands out in particular. Two characters are sharing an emotional moment while on the run from pe [...]

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