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The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
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Dec 28, 11

Read in December, 2011

Since I haven't read any of Duncan's other books, I'm not certain whether, as a writer, he just isn't capable of stepping out of the way (I was always conscious that I was reading WRITING, instead of being allowed to relax into the story). Either that, or the "voices" of all his characters sound written for a Young Adult audience who don't mind plummy, repetitious, overwrought dialogue that frequently condescends. More than a whiff of misogyny surrounds this book, both in characterization and dialogue, both external and internal. The sex scenes are mildly explicit and almost clinical in their description: not at all sexy. The story's easy to visualize, on the plus side, rather film-like, and the dialogue is bearable if you pretend you're watching a modern "Sherlock Holmes" sort of movie where everyone's stagy and exaggerated. This was pretty entertaining, and fast-paced so that I read the book in an afternoon, but on the whole disappointing and formulaic, especially with the pitiful twists and turns near the end.
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