174th out of 507 books — 661 voters
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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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
John Skipp & Craig Spector’s Animals is a supernatural romance novel, without any romanticized notions. It is a shockingly honest portrayal of human emotions. With a small but emotionally deep cast of characters Skipp & Spector have created a horror novel that asks for much self reflection from its readers. The novel reads at a brisk pace with an amazing climax comprised of creative and unique set pieces. The last seventy five pages read at a lighting pace. Animals is unrestrained violen...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
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
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.
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.