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The Water Wolf

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Lane Anderson is a professional dispeller of myths and manipulation. But the next exposé will rekindle his own painful past. A cryptic pylon that lies beneath an ancient Peruvian fortress will lead him to Egypt, and then to Ireland, where a woman of more-than-mortal roots will guide him to a colossal subterranean world-and the soulless horror that killed his father and now ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 3rd 2006 by Onyx
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Charity Myhre
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is hands down the best novel I have read in months!!
Linda C
For a horror story this did not pull it together. Lane Anderson's father steals a stele tablet from a tunnel in Peru and it gets him killed on the day Lane is born. He is later left with others to raise as his mother continues her drug filled hippy lifestyle. When Lane connects with her later near her death he acquires the stele and follows its message to Egypt and acquiring another piece of the puzzle which in turn leads to Ireland. In Ireland, born on the same day as Lane is Sosanna, whose par ...more
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The Water Wolf
By Thomas Sullivan
Onyx (Imprint of New American Library)
Mass Market Paperback $7.99
Review by Nickolas Cook

After reading only a few pages of THE WATER WOLF it was easy to see why author Thomas Sullivan was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize (The Phases of Harry Moon- 1988). Indeed, it didn't take long to figure out Sullivan is a writer that almost defies description or genre. His artistry with the English language is not to be denied. He is a consummate creator; one that surely must ma
Pat aka Tygyr
This book was part of the "Pandora" book bundle which I highly recommend. Lane Anderson's parents were "different". His dad died stealing an artifact the same day Lane was born. His mom moved around a lot with him. When he was 10 years old she left him with others to be raised. Now an adult Lane writes books debunking myths and magic. Out of the blue his mom shows up and gives him the Peruvian artifact his dad died for. Studying it he is led to Egypt and a second artifact (pylon) which he takes. ...more
Coreena McBurnie
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this book as a part of the Pandora Box Set collection. I was happy to come across this book, it was well written and intriguing. I loved the vast scope of Lane's journey, his quest to find answers to figure out himself, his own past, and to find the pylon that will prove or disprove the myths his parents held dear.

There was a great juxtaposition between science and myth, belief and non belief, Lane and the young Irish woman. Sullivan used these ideas well to play with the horror genre an
Dec 14, 2011 rated it liked it
What can I say? This book took me forever to read because I kept putting it down. But I felt the need to try to get through it - probably because I like the author's blogs & newsletters. He's an interesting guy. I kept telling myself that it had to get better, but it just kept getting more complicated. And I know I'm no Rhodes Scholar, but there was at least one word on just about every page that I had look up, sometimes several words on the same page. Needless to say, one of the reasons it ...more
Jim Kratzok
Received this book as part of the Amazon Kindle compilation - Pandora but will be reviewing it separately.

This is a tough one to review. The writing quality was excellent, I could easily visualize the characters, hear the dialog, it was all good. But I just didn't care for the story. Yes it was a vivid portrayal of Ireland and the people of the village and how they were affected by the churchyard and its contents. But I just didn't care. I don't like horror stories based on old religions and sli
Charles F. Bond
Aug 24, 2010 rated it liked it
disappointed with this read, i was expecting, hoping even, for more tales of the 'water wolf' of the title, but Thomas Sullivan only hints at her time in the water, in some of the chapters. i was hoping for more along the lines of actually swimming with the water wolf, so im sorry but disappointed.
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
I read this as a part of the Pandora Collection. This book has taken the longest to finish. I was so bored with it. I skimmed a good portion of it and nearly didn't finish it. Only saving grace was that I wanted to know the outcome.
Janet Boyce
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-read
I really like the style of this one. The flow the mystery the descriptions
I just really enjoyed reading Water Wolf.
I will check out other books by Thomas Sullivan.
Sarah Fulmer
Apr 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Water "giggles" through sculls in this book. It made me late getting back from lunch three days in a row. It creeped me right the hell out. Fantastic!
Aug 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
I liked the idea of the book quite well, but would have been happy for it to end sooner (not something I usually want in a book).
Jun 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: thrillers
I nearly didn't finish this one. It was quite boring.

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Hello, fans and friends. If you're new to this page, I am a writer with some 90 published novels and short stories. My work is broadly ranged from a USA Today Bestseller to a Pulitzer Prize nommed literary satire (THE PHASES OF HARRY MOON, hardcover, Dutton) to thrillers in print, audio and e-books, including my new blockbuster original CASE WHITE in e-book. Links for all my novels are on my web s ...more
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