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What are some of your favorite werewolf books?

I really like Wolf's Moon and Bitten. I need to read its sequal, Stolen. Both are very good but I like Bitten by Kelley Armstrong the most. It has a very realistic outlook on werewolves and how they act. Its actually going to be made into a movie soon :)

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Yeah, it was supposed to star Angelina Jolie, however that project has been suspended. So who knows if it will ever get made now.

(sadness)

The book is great however.

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Aww that really sucks. :( It would make a good movie if done right.
Well their is always Devoured to look forward too :)

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I read Bitten, I like the portayal of the werewolves as not necessarily monstorous creatures, but my only complaint of the book was that they looked like real wolves, and there was no attempt made to design them differently.

Another book that I am currently reading is Blood and Chocolate. I like the design of the werewolves in this book better, as well as the fact that they can think rationally when transformed. However I haven't read far enough to know if there is more of a gender distinction for the werewolves besides weight class and muscle build. I favor a more humanly femanine approach for the females, ah well wishfull thinking :-)

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i've read both Bitten and Stolen, both are excellent reads , another good series is the Prowler Series by Christopher Golden which i've read many times.
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Think-Harder wrote:I read Bitten, I like the portayal of the werewolves as not necessarily monstorous creatures, but my only complaint of the book was that they looked like real wolves, and there was no attempt made to design them differently.

Another book that I am currently reading is Blood and Chocolate. I like the design of the werewolves in this book better, as well as the fact that they can think rationally when transformed. However I haven't read far enough to know if there is more of a gender distinction for the werewolves besides weight class and muscle build. I favor a more humanly femanine approach for the females, ah well wishfull thinking :-)
The funny thing is though, the original lycanthropic lore is, if i'm not mistanken, is not that a person shifts into a wolf/human hybrid but rather just a wolf. I think that's the original outlook...
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Just bought Blood and Choclate the other day. I'll proably start reading it when I get out of school.

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akujiwolf wrote:
Think-Harder wrote:I read Bitten, I like the portayal of the werewolves as not necessarily monstorous creatures, but my only complaint of the book was that they looked like real wolves, and there was no attempt made to design them differently.

Another book that I am currently reading is Blood and Chocolate. I like the design of the werewolves in this book better, as well as the fact that they can think rationally when transformed. However I haven't read far enough to know if there is more of a gender distinction for the werewolves besides weight class and muscle build. I favor a more humanly femanine approach for the females, ah well wishfull thinking :-)
The funny thing is though, the original lycanthropic lore is, if i'm not mistanken, is not that a person shifts into a wolf/human hybrid but rather just a wolf. I think that's the original outlook...
True, but Id rather see something that was extrodinary than something ordinary that I can see in every day life.

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When the Autumn Moon is Bright:the autobiography of a hunter by Brian Eastom,was the last book i read,it s about guy who,s father was killed by a werewolf and the boy eventually grows up and seeks revenge .
The book is loaded with action,i highly recommended it.
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"Howling Mad" by Peter David is very good. It asks what happens when a WOLF is bitten by a werewolf. Though the answer should surprise nobody, how it's handled is simply wonderful.

"Hair of the Dog" by Brett Davis is set in a world where werewolves are... not common, but certainly out of the closet. They're treated somewhat akin to gays are currently - looked at askance, preached against, maybe discriminated against, but people generally just learn to live with it. The plot is about a murder or two relating somehow to an upcoming telethon, the proceeds of which are to manufacture a cure for lycanthropy and distribute it free to all werewolves. The serum already exists, it merely needs funding to get mass manufactured and distributed for free. But, of course, the murders bring an unwanted spotlight on the telethon...

"Full Moonster" by Nick Pollotta is set in the Beureau 13 universe, and is the third book. Reading the first two helps, but isn't necessary. Anyway, B13 is the secret government organization that patrols and controls supernatural events. Sort of like MiB, but with the supernatural and magic instead of aliens (though there's a few of those as well). In that setting, werewolves really are unthinking, beastly killing machines that are typically killed with silver. This particular book is about what happens when a secret cabal accidentally discovers the way to become THINKING, beastly killing machines. Chicago gets invaded by intelligent killer werewolves! Yikes!

"Fool Moon" by Jim Butcher is also in a series, The Dresden Files (book two). Harry Dresden is the only wizard listed in the yellow pages (again, Chicago, oddly enough). So he gets into some weird stuff. This time, there's a series of killings around town on the full moon that look suspiciously like a man-sized canine with five digits. This setting apparently has multiple types of werewolves. There's Hexenwolves, Lycanthropes, Loup Garou, and good old Werewolves, and they're NOT all different names for the same thing. Harry has to find out which it is as well as who it is, while dealing with a few side issues as well.

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Post by Silver »

Some of these titles are new to me. Well, got my holiday reading picked out. And ANY book that has chocolate in it has to be on that list.

Will give comments as I did through them.

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I have only read two books on werewolves. The passion and The promise, both by Donna Boyd. Im surprised that no one has mentioned them.
Heres were you can read an interview of sorts that best explains the books.
http://www.crescentblues.com/2_5issue/boyd.shtml

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I started reading Blood And Chocolate last night...and I didn't put it down until I'd finished it at 5am. What can I say, it's the best werewolf novel I've ever read. :P

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Wyla wrote:I started reading Blood And Chocolate last night...and I didn't put it down until I'd finished it at 5am. What can I say, it's the best werewolf novel I've ever read. :P
Sounds like i need to get it :wink: oh and i just aquired a book called 'The sight' buti can't find the book so no author yet :oops:
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according to this, Blood and Chocolate will be a movie

http://www.upcominghorrormovies.com/werewolves.html

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I'm looking forward to seeing a film of B&C although there is one thing that erks me:
We’ve made the protagonists a few years more adult and have moved the setting across the Atlantic.
It's a shame they've done that; the main focus of the book for me was that Vivian was having to deal with highschool life. :I

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the Howling trilogy..very good (what the movie sequels SHOULD have been based on)

Return of the Wolfman..a sequel to the Universal film.

Otherwere: Stories of Transformation..an anthology of people turning into things other than wolves.

Women Who Run With The Werewolves..,I reccommend the story " Boobs" to be found within..(trust me..it's really cool)
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My favorite Werewolf book is Robert McCammon's Hour of the Wolf. I think my favorite short story was in one of Clive Barker's Books of Blood. I think it was caled something like Moonlight over Moscow. I have enjoyed Alice Borchardt's Maniel series

I really enjoyed Howling Mad. I rarely laugh out loud at even funny books. This one was very distracting for my clients.

I've just finished Saint Peter's Wolf and, although it is blatantly romantic and a little too melodramatic for me, I ended up with a lot of respect for Cadnum's writing skills. Also, for a book that started out as a traditional Werewolf story and pretty much went through the whole oh-no-I'm-a-Werewolf-and-I-can't-help-myself-and-everyone-is-going-to-kill-me story line it had a happy ending for the Werewolf. I really appreciate that.

Howloween was good as just a fun read.

I like many of White Wolf's novels because they're set in my part of the country and I can follow along in my mind were the action is taking place.

I also have a very good anthology of Werewolf short stories called The Ultimate Werewolf.

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I liked Blood and Chocolate.

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Ultimate Werewolf is a good one..a little bit of everything..other cool ones are:WEREWOLVES (edited by Martin Greenberg), the mammoth book of werewolves (edited by Stephen Jones), tomorrow bites (editor not remembered)..it's were stories set in the future and on other worlds..
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Not strictly a werewolf book - but about a boy bonded to a wolf.

I think these are the best books that I have ever read - the Robin Hobb "Farseer Trilogy" (Assassins Apprentice, Royal Assassin, Assassin's Quest). She really seems to capture the whole spiritual connection there in a way i've never seen before. I try to get all my friends to read these, truly masterpieces of writing.

As for books with actual werewolves in, Laurell K Hamilton is worth a laugh or 2 in her Anita Blake books.

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I've read the Blue Moon book from that series. I bought it years ago on a whim and just finished reading it last month, I didn't think it was going to be that great since the vampires and werewolves often worked together and even let the vamps feed off them sometimes..... :x Overlooking those aspects it was a fun read the best battle takes place in the middle of the story and the ending seemed to fall a bit flat. Mrs.Hamiliton also managed to avoid describing the werewolves in any great detail leaving it up to your imagination.

For something different try Tommorow Bites an anthology of sci-fiction werewolf tales. There is also Operation Luna by Poul Anderson it's part of a series but features a pretty cool werewolf as the main character. Tommorow Bites also has a short story involving the same characters in it.
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Yea, the Laurell K Hamilton books are written from the point of view of a vampire lover. The werewolves aren't depicted in the best light, but that aside, the books can be fun.

They don't touch on Robin Hobb in the slightest,. I do really recommend reading those.

The good Laurell K content includes all the stuff on legal rights for vampires, and not discriminating about lycanthropy etc. All the modern issues if the conditions were really to exist, makes for a funny read. Tho they are better read in order. I'm actually just reading the Blue Moon one now, and i'm only on chapter 3, so I can't comment on it at the moment. They do get a bit stale as it goes along tho. And more raunchy.

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If you're only to Blue Moon and you're reading them in order, you haven't even scratched the surface of raunchy.

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I bet ... I can see the way she is going rho.

I mean, the 1st few books were very tame, then she seems to push the boundary every book. I'm waiting for the orgy :P

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