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The Wolf's Hour by Robert McCammon
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Jan 17, 2012

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Read from December 24, 2011 to January 17, 2012

I've long been a fan of McCammon, but back in the old days (aka mid to late 1980s) he wrote some truly great stuff (Swan Song) and some really horrible stuff (Stinger).

The Wolf's Hour falls somewhere in the middle of that very loose sliding scale, and while this one is an easy read chock full of Nazi-inspired action it suffers from being a bit too long for its own good. And it seemed that the hero's lycanthropy was an after-thought at times, with the story often becoming a standard issue WWII thriller with very little werewolf-ism.

And the less I say about McCammon's laughable depictions and romance-novel descriptions of two characters having sex, the better.

A mindless, quick read - especially considering its length - that for all its little faults could probably have made a great B-movie....

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message 1: by j (new) - rated it 4 stars

j i disagree that this is a mindless book. i think it is a rather thoughtful genre riff that just looks thoughtless because it is so pulpy. i am actually surprised at the skill he has brought to it.

but we can discuss tonight. also i should try to finish.

message 2: by j (new) - rated it 4 stars

j also i don't want to see it as a b-movie. i want full-on tarantino.

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