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After meeting Nora, a creature of the night, Syd, just another lonely working-class guy singing the steel-town blues, finds himself lured across the line that separates man from beast.
Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Bantam
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Amber Hinkle
This is probably the fourth or fifth time I've read this book, and its just as good every time. Of all the werewolf books I've read, and I read every one I can find, this is undoubtedly the best one still. Syd, the main character of the book, is a man I can completely relate to. On top of a failed marriage, crappy job, etc., he also feels as though there's always been something missing in his life. Enter Nora, sex goddess who appears from nowhere, and rocks Syd's whole world. Of course, she come...more
If not the best werewolf novel of all time, easily in the top 3. Also, one of the out and out best horror novels I've ever read. I need to go back and re-read, as I was so enthralled by it that I just tore through it the first time. Skipp and Spector are amazing authors and this is one of their best works. A must-read for horror fans.
The first I've read from Skipp and Spector, wonderfully written, incredible story line, an incredible book all around. Now I've got about 7 more of theirs I need to start reading!
Nancy Carbajal
I found this paperback at a thirft store. Its a book about werewolves and it can be a bit much sometimes, but I've read worse where I had to stop. Syd is a young man trying to get his life back in order once his marriage falls apart, he than meets Nora. Nora is able to "change" and Syd believes shes the one for him, but Nora also lives by a thread...almost ready to become unhindged, but you dont know this until you read most of the story. Vic is the man who turned Nora and Vic is also crazy...No...more
I just finished the year out reading this book that I just randomly picked up a local thrift shop, and boy, am I glad that I did. ANIMALS, was a great read and perhaps the most enjoyable novels that I have read in 2012. This is the second book that I read by John Skipp and Craig Specto,and I enjoyed every page of this deeply passionate and bizarre tale. The characters are elaborately developed and every detail of this story is written in a clear concise manner without being boring. The tension b...more
Hyper violent, at times, but mostly it's about carnal desires.
Literary porn that moves at a somewhat steady pace for the first hundred pages and then becomes rather tiresome to read.

Not really the worst werewolf novel out there, but a far cry from being a good read. Still, if blood 'n' gore 'n' noxious amounts of dirty sex are your thing - totally go for this.

For whatever else can be said for this piece, I do have to give the writers this:
They add an amazing soundtrack to their writing!
James Turner
A great werewolf tale. Excellent character developement and story telling. I have read it several times. Being a werewolf can be a curse or a gift.
A love story that skirts along the premise that people deny their baser animal instincts, thereby denying the werewolf inside. I picked up on the early clue and figured out the surprise. As literature, the writing was fair, and the philosophy about the same, but as a fun read and a love story, it was very good.

This book isn't what I expected. It's very well written, Beautiful even, in some parts. The problem for me was that it took awhile to get through, I couldn't seem to really get Ito the story or relate to the characters.
Doug Allison
the swan song for Skipp and Spector, they go out with a bang! don't let the movie fool you into thinking this book is bad, because it's so good it's scary.
Daniel DeLappe
Always a great read and a fantastic trip. These guys never fail.
Pretty graphic, but decent on the chill-meter.
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