The Howling II (The Howling #2)
"If you haven't read Gary Brandner you're missing a treat."
~ STEPHEN KING
For Karyn it was the howling.
The howling that had heralded the nightmare in Drago... the nightmare that had joined her husband Roy to the she-wolf Marcia and should have ended forever with fire.
But it hadn't.
Roy and Mar...more
Clearly, the animosity doesn't end with the divorce....
Karyn, the much put upon wife in The Howling I, has remarried (even though her husband is not dead---although she doesn't know it) and trying to move on with her life. Where during the first book she was constantly haunted by memories and flashbacks of her rape, in this book she is constantly haunted by memories and flashbacks of being attacked by werewolves. She just can't win, apparently, and will not ever consider the possibi ...more
I liked the small town setting in The Howling whereas the sequel features a number of different locations as the story progresses. It addresses the impact of the events in the first book and how life has changed for the characters. I don't want to spoil any reading of either book so I will just say it is a great sequel that expands the story.
The book reinfo ...more
So, as Ka ...more
karyn tries to get on with her life in the second novel. its been three years. she has remarried and has a young stepson. but she cant' get over what horrendously happened to her three years before , she still has nightmares and constant fear. of course no one believes what happened in drago she is under psychiatric outpatient care for what the world believes is all in her head. ...more
The book's most shining moments are when Brandner's signature cinematic prose is on display. He was a master at giving the reader just enough to paint ...more
My chief complaint is the end. Without going into spoiler territory, I just wish Karyn was much less of a damsel in distress and more of a heroine. She needs to solve her own problems.
Still, all in all, one of the better werewolf books I've read. Especially loved all the references to late 70s lif ...more
Emotionally damaged Karyn is trying to get her life back on track after the horror of Drago. What she soon finds out is that not all the evil from Drago perished as she had hoped, but instead are looking for revenge.
I really enjoyed this book and it was a fast and easy read. I was a bit annoyed in the beginning by how Karyn's mental state was written. I think in the first book also this is true, it was just a bit overly done. Even with that being said, I really enj ...more
More of a horror adventure story, The Howling II runs at a fast pace but seems quite short by modern novel standards. Still a good, if quick, read.
Anyway it's a straight up revenge novel with characters returning from the 1st novel. If you call yourself a fan of The Howling then track down these 2 books and prepare to be blown away!