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In-human

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
In Tasmania’s Oatlands, teenager Sally Hunter is becoming painfully aware of her new body and blossoming sexuality. But this is not an everyday tale of adolescence: Sally’s form and world is stretched and changed by her transformation into a werewolf, something unexpected, beautiful and bloody. The antithesis of Twilight’s sparkles and whimsy, Anna Dusk’s visceral writing ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Transit Lounge (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jane
Nov 24, 2014 Jane rated it really liked it
This book is genuinely horrifying. It's obscene, violent and revolting, which is just what it should be. Monsters are awful; teenagers are awful. I don't think there is another single book like this one in existence. It's brilliant that Anna wrote it and that there are still people like Barry at Transit Lounge who will publish fiction as unrelenting as this. I kind of wish I'd read this when I was 16: I wonder what I would have thought of it...
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Jul 16, 2011 Johanna rated it it was amazing
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One of the better werewolf novels that have been recently released, this book is a fantastic and disgusting read. Graphically written, In-human has a slight resemblance to the film Ginger Snaps except that it is basted in Tasmania. Unlike a majority of some of the novels parading under the ‘paranormal’ title, this novel does not romanticize the transformation of its protagonist Sally as she rapidly looses her humanity. She is in no uncertain terms a monster, and she narrates her story in disgust ...more
jimmy
Jan 12, 2013 jimmy rated it it was amazing
In Human is one of my absolute favourite books. It's an experience, and an eye opening look at what prose can be. It's raw and vicious and sensual and gross, it's so many things all at the same time.

Growing up as I did, in a rural town in Australia, so much of this book resonated with me. And Sally, the main character gets to do something that many teenagers, dream of. She gets power, strange, sweet, alien power. Her body becomes monstrous and beautiful, like the transformations of adolescence.

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Gemma
Aug 16, 2011 Gemma rated it did not like it
Don't like sorry. Not going to finish it.
I have plenty more books to read that I know I will like.
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