Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Werewolf

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Werewolf

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last WerewolfThe Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
Series: The Last Werewolf-Bloodlines Trilogy #1
Published by Knopf
Pub Date: July 12th 2011
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Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but you’d never suspect it. Nonstop sex and exercise will do that for you—and a diet with lots of animal protein. Jake is a werewolf, and after the unfortunate and violent death of his one contemporary, he is now the last of his species. Although he is physically healthy, Jake is deeply distraught and lonely.

Jake’s depression has carried him to the point where he is actually contemplating suicide—even if it means terminating a legend thousands of years old. It would seem to be easy enough for him to end everything. But for very different reasons there are two dangerous groups pursuing him who will stop at nothing to keep him alive.

Here is a powerful, definitive new version of the werewolf legend—mesmerising and incredibly sexy. In Jake, Glen Duncan has given us a werewolf for the twenty-first century—a man whose deeds can only be described as monstrous but who is in some magical way deeply human.

One of the most original, audacious, and terrifying novels in years.

I hadn’t heard of this book until I read a review of it in Entertainment Weekly this past weekend. I was very intrigued and instantly added it to my wishlist!

 

Jess @ Gone with the Words

22 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Werewolf”

  1. chelseyatstarryskybooks

    This does sound very good! A different take on werewolves. I’ll have to give it a try at some point. Awesome pick.

    My WoW!

  2. Jennifer Stone

    I haven’t seen this one before, it looks really good! Interesting premise for a werewolf book, I wonder what groups want to keep him alive?

    Here’s my WoW this week. Happy Reading!

  3. Jan von Harz

    Had me at last of his kind and nonstop sex! Have to have this one too. Great pick!

  4. Lup Lun

    “Powerful, definitive new version of the werewolf legend”, hmm?
    Maybe it’s me, but I don’t see anything especially new here. So he’s a lonely immortal? Okay, that’s more in tune with vampire mythos, but not unheard of for a were story. Werewolf as a hypersexual being? Pffft, that’ not only not original, that’s cliche. Angsty monster? Been done. Our super-being is suicidal due to loneliness? Seen it.

    I’ll give it a chance anyway, but if they’re seriously marketing this as a new direction for the mythos, they’re in for a surprise…

    -LupLun
    Lupines and Lunatics

  5. Jennifer A

    Wow! I’ve never heard of this one. It sounds great! Don’t let the last commenter deter your excitement! It sounds different from any werewolf book I’ve read (and I’ve read quite a few).

    I love when I find new books on WOW! Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. Mrs_laura_koehler

    Def. looks interesting. Glad you had it on here because the cover doesn’t really draw you in to much so I might have over looked it.
    Great pick.

  7. Andie Zohoori

    Ooh wow, this looks really good! I’d never heard of it before. Adding to the wishlist now… :)

    Have a good weekend!
    Andie

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