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Fur
The old aged pensioners of Boxford are very set in their ways, loyal to each other and their daily routines. With families and loved ones either moved on to pastures new or maybe even the next life, these folk can get dependant on one another.
But what happens when the natural ailments of old age begin to take their toll?
What if they were given the opportunity to
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Kindle Edition, 503 pages
Published February 21st 2018 by BURDIZZO BOOKS (first published February 19th 2018)
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Susan
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved this book. I was initially intrigued by the concept of geriatric werewolves and how an infusion of youthful vigour would change their lives but the book went above and beyond my expectations and each of the characters faced different challenges due to their varying backgrounds and philosophies.
The story was quickly paced and full of action and I could easily see it being made into a film.
Lucy
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
If I'm honest, I knocked all the werewolf/shapeshifter novels on the head for quite some time. I read lots of them, but found that the more I read, the more similar, generic, they became. And then Fur came along.

Cash's novel about werewolves of a certain age is so very different to anything I've ever read, in this genre. It's a social commentary on one hand, highlighting a divide in the classes, that pits a teenage gang (that thinks nothing of terrorising the Green Man Estate, and Boxford as a
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Dale Parnell
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
This is an incredible, accomplished novel by a very talented writer.
Fur takes the mythology and horror of werewolves and transports it to a totally original setting. What could have easily been a comedic romp (think Cockneys v's Zombies) is instead a serious horror story, touching on themes such as the fear of growing old and dying, friendship and loyalty, and morality and ethics. But that's not to say that this is a dry book, far from it. Fur has a very visceral punch of bloody terror and gore
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Peter Germany
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fur tells the story of a group of pensioners who have their worlds turned upside down by a revelation that one of their number isn’t what they seem.

This book I really enjoyed. There is a pretty broad group of characters that have their own identities and motivations. The core group of senior citizens pretty much all have something about them that made me like them, with one exception. That one exception, causes their lives in a small town to change massively and the journey Matthew Cash takes is
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Lisa Lee
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FUR, by the incomparable Matthew Cash, is a wrenching and brutal modern-day Shakespearean Tragedy that will leave you horrified and heart broken. The story evoked a series of emotions, making me feel conflicted, sad, and angry at intervals. With expert characterization, Cash creates “bad guys” who are too real to be wholly bad and “good guys” who are too bad to be wholly good. This masterfully crafted story is enthralling and gruesome, the ending emotionally wrenching.

While not technically “
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Paul Morris
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cash has excelled himself! His storytelling is fantastic throughout, creating stunning visuals on every page. There is immense depth in the variety of characters and you do get thoroughly absorbed in their individual lives and world.

The pace of the story was very well measured, particularly for a novel of this length and it kept my interest from start to finish. In fact, I couldn't put it down, eager as I was to continue the tale. The horror and gore flowed freely and whilst it was very strong
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Raven Taylor
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An original take on werewolves

Fur is a highly entertaining and original story. Cash has taken werewolf mythology and skilfully applied his own twist in a story brought to life by its colourful and diverse cast of characters. The old age pensioners of Boxford somehow manage to be endearing like your favourite grandparent while also appearing terrifying and savage all at the same time. Fast paced and littered with stomach churning descriptions of gore and violence, this is not only a story of
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Ash Hartwell
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a real romper of a werenovel. In its human form it tells of a small towns social problems with troublesome teenage gangs and even more troublesome geriatrics all competing for their territory. But it has a darker side of gore, torture and violence that would seem to be a suitable solution to the problems of both teenagers and geriatrics alike. An ancient Nazi with a secret confides in his friends and unleashes a bloodbath that baffles the police but seems perfectly obvious to Danny, a ...more
Lisa
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aside from 'An American Werewolf In London' (being an '80s child), I've never really had an interest in werewolf stories. This one has definitely been the exception. Cash has a talent for bringing together identifiable day to day characters with the supernatural; making it engaging, engrossing, entertaining and tragic. I could barely put it down and as with many of Cash's works, I could see this as a film. Cash may have said in his afterword that he never intended to write a werewolf story but ...more
Christopher Law
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
A rollicking good read by an author with a very clear love of his genre. I've had to knock a star off because the writing did get a little confused in places, mostly during the really exuberant bits, but that's a rather pedantic quibble. Overall, this was one of the more fun horror novels I've read in a while and one of the best werewolf tales I've ever read. Highly recommended.
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Matthew Cash, or Matty-Bob Cash as he is known to most,was born and raised in in Suffolk; which is the setting for his forthcoming full length novel Pinprick which is due for publication with Knightswatch Press in 2016.
He has always written stories since he first learnt to write and most, although not all, tend to slip into the many layered murky depths of the Horror genre.
His influences ranged
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