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El ciclo del hombre lobo

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  55,511 ratings  ·  2,669 reviews
En Taker's Mills, pequeña localidad de Maine, Estados Unidos, se inicia una oleada de crímenes que por sus características inducen a creer en la existencia de un hombre lobo que actúa en noches de luna llena con gran encarnizamiento.

El primer grito proviene de un ferroviario aislado por la nieve que siente unos colmillos desgarrando su garganta. El próximo grito lo profier
Paperback, 157 pages
Published September 1986 by Planeta (first published November 1983)
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Kirsten While it's labeled as a novel, I'd say it's more of a novella. It is very short.…moreWhile it's labeled as a novel, I'd say it's more of a novella. It is very short.(less)
Kendall Moore Yes, he has. :)

The man's name is Bernie Wrightson and his work in horror illustrations is masterful.…more
Yes, he has. :)

The man's name is Bernie Wrightson and his work in horror illustrations is masterful.
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I have always loved Silver Bullet.

This book is super short but full of awesome! And the artwork is amazing. I will add a few images in no particular order!

Loved it!! And of course now I want to watch Silver Bullet!

Mel 🖤🐾🐺

4 stars – 5 in places

Cycle of the Werewolf is touted as a novel in many places. But this really isn’t even long enough to be considered a novella. It’s a short story; I paced myself but could probably have read this whole thing in under an hour. This observation is not a complaint, I just want to make sure anyone reading this based on my review know exactly what they will be seeing.

Also, every chapter includes artwork by Bernie Wrightson. These pictures are very cool and add a lot to the story,
Tarker's Mills is under attack by a killer, once a month, whenever there's a full moon! King takes on the classic horror theme of werewolves with artist Bernie Wrightson (RIP). The plot is kind of spelt out in advance throughout which may lessen the enjoyment of this read for some.

There's a fair amount of of suspense in this one, later to be adapted for film as Sliver Bullet. Some interesting turns (no pun intended) in this 7 out of 12 suspense horror.
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cycle of Werewolf by Stephen King is NOT about a poor Werewolf searching for his stolen bicycle, without which he will not be able to stalk his victims during the full moon.

No, seriously it's not. Such a confusing title!

The cycle here refers to a year of the gruesome werewolf attacks from January to December 1983, in a small town called Tarker's Mill. All murders took place during the full moon and they were committed by a classic murderous Werewolf (I got to use the word "Classic" because
The Cycle of the Wolf by Stephen King is a 2019 Gallery 13 publication.

This book was originally published, as most everyone knows, way back in 1983, then release in paperback in 1985. Later, this short story was the basis for the movie ‘Silver Bullet’.

First off, let me say, I did enjoy revisiting this story after so many years. I think I appreciate the clever execution more now, than when I was much younger.

Each full moon werewolf attack tends to transpire around a holiday- although, King adm
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, horror
Welcome to the small town of Tarker’s Mill in Maine. It’s a night in January and a snow blizzard “has choked the sky with snow” and “the wind rises to a shrill scream.” What happens in such an ambience! Terror attack! A bid bad werewolf brutalizes a defenseless man.

Stephen King’s “Cycle of the Werewolf” is a long story and not a full length novel.

Anyways, the werewolf would terrorize the small town for a whole year. Each chapter corresponds to a month.

The hero of the story, Marty Coslaw, is
Brett C
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stephen-king
I really enjoyed this story. As with other Stephen King short stories I've read, this one is really good. Like 'Children of the Corn' and 'Shawshank Redemption', it is entertaining, to-the-point, and very effective. The writing kept he hooked and I was finished before I knew it.

The story takes place over a year, with 12 intermittent episodes as the mysterious deaths occur with each full moon. The story is told in timeframes of months and a horrific murder/death happens each time. The towns peopl
Dan Schwent
Under the light of the full moon, a werewolf stalks the people of Tarker's Mills. Can anyone stop... The Cycle of the Werewolf?!?!?!?

I first read this in high school, younger than my dog is now. It took me a few chapters to realize that Silver Bullet was based on it. Anyway, I found it for a buck at a yard sale a couple years ago and decided I could use a reread.

Like Kemper told me while I was reading it, Cycle of the Werewolf is essentially a Stephen King calendar. Each chapter is a month out
Joe Valdez
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After I abandoned two werewolf novels -- The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt and Bitten by Kelley Armstrong -- that were nothing but Kibble, I ran for cover with Cycle of the Werewolf, a lycanthrope tale that I knew would deliver, authored by Stephen King and illustrated by Bernie Wrightson, the artist who'd collaborated with King on the motion picture Creepshow.

Published in limited edition hardcover in 1983 and mass market paperback in 1985, the project was the brainstorm of Land of Enchantment
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love werewolves and I cannot lie. *lol*
No idea why werewolves, of all mystical creatures, are what I love so much. Maybe it's the animal aspect. But I've always loved tales about them so when I heard that the King of Horror had written a story about a werewolf, of course I had to read it.

We're in Tarker's Mills, Maine, in 1984. The book is divided into 12 chapters, each depicting the events (or one specific event) in the respective month of the year. So we start in January and come full circle
Leo .
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really good book. It was also adapted into a film called Silver Bullet starring Gary Busey. I enjoyed both.🐯👍
Ashley Daviau
Jul 05, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Despite its short length I honestly think this book has clawed its way into my top five King stories. I was sucked into the story right from the very first page and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to find out what would happen and before I knew it, I was already finished it and completely head over heels in love! Something about this story just captured my interest instantly and cemented itself as a new favourite. It’s got great characters, suspense, horror, monsters and pretty much everyt ...more
Oct 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Cycle of the Werewolf, Stephen King's shortest novel to date (it's actually technically a novella), the fictional town of Tarker's Mills, Maine is terrorized by a werewolf who emerges once every month, when the moon is full, from January all the way to December in an unspecified year, claiming victims and leading the town to believe there is a human serial killer who only kills when the moon is full. They eventually dub this mysterious murderer "The Full Moon Killer", though eventually rumour ...more
Jon Nakapalau
Oct 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, horror
Another book that has been on my 'to read' list for many years. This is a wonderful combination: story by Stephen King and art by Berni Wrightson. The story takes place over a year when the full moon triggers a rash of murders that overtake the sleepy town of Tarker Mills. The story weaves through the lives of many people - the toll of victims touching more people every month. Great read right before Halloween! ...more
Tom Lewis
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really quick, fun read. A small forest town in Maine (where else) sees a new brutal killing happen during the full moon. The main character is a crippled kid who has an eerie encounter with the creature midway through the book, and before long becomes its target. Don't let its shortness put you off; it's still Stephen King and it's a fun werewolf story. ...more
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novella
Fun, fast, and frightening.

Great pictures that make the story come to life. Terrific tale of a town terrified once every month; and even though it's short it has characters that grab you and make you care, as you read of each full moon rising. It was first meant to be a calendar, one short story for each month (it would have been kind of neat, reminding you to be on the lookout that one night every month), so the words are sparse. Somewhere along the way that idea was abandoned for some reason
Michael || TheNeverendingTBR
“There is nothing of God or Light in that heartless sound - it is all black winter and dark ice.”

The plot of this one is pretty straightforward, it follows a year in the life of a small town in Maine called Tarker's Mills, on the night of each month's full moon, its residents are terrorized by a murderous werewolf.

I've put off buying this for years because it's very short and it's always been pretty expensive but my other half got it for me as a gift and I've just made it my 55th Stephen King re
Jamie Stewart
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Edward Lorn
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let's get a few things out of the way: First, this is a classic. Second, there's only one version of this book that counts, and that's Plume's 1983 trade paperback. Thirdly, the film adaptation, "Silver Bullet" (written for the screen by Stephen King), is a deeper overall experience: better character development, cooler kills, the inclusion of that most-epic motorcycle/wheelchair every 80's kid wanted whether they were handicapped or not, and mo' frakkin' Corey Haim partnering up with crazy-as-b ...more
Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

"It was only the wind, after all . . . But the wind doesn't scratch at doors . . . or whine to be let in."

By the end of 1983 author Stephen King had certainly reached a high point in his career. He had two books (Christine in the spring, and Pet Sematary in autumn) debut on the New York Times bestseller list and three successful movie adaptations (again, Christine, as well as Cujo and The Dead Zone) at the theaters. What else did this guy have time for that calendar year? I hope he went
Gianfranco Mancini

Ok, maybe this classic (but for the monster origin..), straight werewolf tale was too short for a novella an too long for an anthology short tale, I already knew the story and the creature identity having seen lots of times the "Silver bullet" movie based on this one ... but King is still THE KING for me and I loved how he fleshed for good characters and story in just few words here.

And Bernie Wrightson's illustrations are just creepy moody masterworks... the one of the beast ripping off the con
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, books-i-own
Short and sweet. the colored illustrations are terrifying.
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Well that was fast.

The story itself is enjoyable to read, but it isn't anything special. What made this book special, and why I gave 5 stars in the end, were illustrations. They were really well done and they fit to the tone of the story so well.

If you're a fan of Kings work, and haven't yet read this, I suggest giving it a go. Just don't have high expectations going into it, because you might end up disappointed.
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now that's what I call a werewolf. Forget teenage boys with chiseled abs of steel, THIS is what real werewolves are like in actual good stories. At 128 pages this book takes less than 20 minutes to read but it is better than 300 page novels full of fluff. Every entry is in the form of a month & tells of an attack by a werewolf in the small town of Tarker Mills, Maine where everyone is not only a potential victim but also a potential suspect as the massive killer beast runs rampant at every full ...more
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
As far as I can tell, Cycle of the Werewolf was Stephen King’s first venture into an illustrated novel, a marriage of a story and graphics. It’s cool that he tries different things, new mediums to express his thoughts for the Constant Reader. Why not? It makes sense. That said I am not the best judge of this method. I have a preference for reading the words and letting my brain do the visualizing.

My rating skews to low side compared with many. I may never have bothered reading this Werewolf tale
Feb 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: king-books
This turned out to be such a fun quick little story! It starts out with just a random string of events without much rhyme or reason. As the story progresses, things do start coming together. By the end, everything wraps up quite nicely. As usual King's descriptions are magnificent! Some parts of this book almost read like poetry. King does a great job at setting the mood for the story and I was able to get a good sense of a small town that's gripped in fear! I also enjoyed how the story was laid ...more
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this in one sitting and absolutely loved it. The illustrations and story mixed perfectly for me and I let myself get completely absorbed in this book for the 1-2 hours it took me to read. It's a quick read, you could probably get through it in much less time, but I savored every page and took my time looking at each piece of artwork.

It was a really unique and enjoyable reading experience, and I already know I'll be rereading it in the future!
I finally managed to get my hands on a rare copy of this book for my King collection. Such a cool little story and a must-have if you're a King nerd like myself. Aided with nice illustrations, it's a fast story (read in about an hour), and I'm curious now to watch the film adaptation (Silver Bullet) to see how they turned such a short story into a film. ...more
Maria Hill AKA MH Books
"Her store is failing by inches, and she weighs too much, but now, on this night of dreams with the moon a bitter blue flood through frost-traced windows, it seems to her that love is still a possibility, love and the scent of summer as he> comes."

I offhandedly said on a Booktube video last week that I did not think this book was up to much; I had only read one Chapter. I guess considering my rating of this book I was wrong:)

This is either a long short story or short novella that has been illus
¸¸.•*¨*•♫ Mrs. Buttercup •*¨*•♫♪

Book 15 in my project of reading/re-reading the whole Stephen King bibliography

This was unexpectedly good, albeit politically incorrect at best lol
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Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M ...more

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