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message 1: by Dfordoom (new)

Dfordoom | 1 comments What are your favourite werewolf novels and stories?


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Dfordoom | 1 comments "The Company of Wolves" is fantastic. But then most of Angela Carter's stuff was fantastic.


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Desiree (jrzygrl75) | 3 comments My favorite "were" novel is actually about werecats. They can change any time they want to since they are not ruled by the moon. It is the first series from a new author called Rachel Vincent.

The first book is call Stray and was excellent. I am just starting the 2nd book Rogue and I am very excited.


Margie (Bookzombie) (bookzombie08) I agree Rachel Vincent's Stray is really good. I haven't read the next in the series yet, but I have it in my TBR pile.

Although I will say that I guess wereanimals fall under horror, Stray is not really horror. IMO it is really more paranormal romance, still great though.


message 5: by Anna (new)

Anna (stregamari) | 252 comments Kelley Armstrongs "bitten", "broken", "haunted" and "stolen" have my vote for best werewolves. Christine Warren has the hottest wolves, "Fur Play", "Fur for all", "She's no faery princess".


message 6: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments There are so few really good werewolf stories...it's a shame. I blame those damn vampires.

I know. What is up with this? Werewolves are far more interesting than vampires. Some of these horror authors could have written some great werewolf stories, but for some reason are just not interested.


message 7: by Scott (new)

Scott Heartbeast by Tanith Lee
Wilding by Melanie Tem
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Wolf Moon by John R Holt


message 8: by William (new)

William (acknud) | 0 comments Tressa wrote: "There are so few really good werewolf stories...it's a shame. I blame those damn vampires.

I know. What is up with this? Werewolves are far more interesting than vampires. Some of these horror aut..."


You are delusional! Vamps are the way to go and not those pre-teen vamps by Meyers!



message 9: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Yes, I'm delusional, but not about this. Tired of vampires; bring on the wolves.


message 11: by Jerrod (new)

Jerrod (liquidazrael) | 712 comments I agree Tressa; I love the vampire idea, but it's becoming all to cliche. Everyone wants to write, be, and film a story about vampires. I for one am sick of hearing in many horror groups dominantly about vampires. Lycanthropy needs to be rediscovered, Vampires officially need a break in my book.


message 12: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Thanks for changing the group avatar, William. :)


message 13: by William (new)

William (acknud) | 0 comments Tressa wrote: "Thanks for changing the group avatar, William. :)"

Blehhhh!




message 14: by Ravenskya (new)

Ravenskya  (ravenskya) Moondance is one of my favs... just re-bought it to read it again... someday when I find the time


message 15: by Jason (new)

Jason Kalix from "The Lonely Werefolf Girl" by Martin Millar


message 16: by Brett (new)

Brett (battlinjack) | 487 comments I like the books by Rachel Vincent too, but think the series by Patricia Briggs is the best out there. The books really define pack behavior as it might work with Weres.
Then, in random order, there are these;
Beastnights by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Mark of the Werewolf by Jeffrey Sackett
Animals by John Skipp & Craig Spector
Moon Dance by SP Somtow
Rabid Growth by James A Moore
Cry Wolf by Alan B Chronister
Wolf's Hour by Robert R McCammon



message 17: by Chris (new)

Chris (flahorrorwriter) | 2867 comments My all-time favorite is Animals by Skipp & Specter. If you haven't read it, do yourself a HUGE favor and find a used copy of this novel.

McCammon's Wolf's Hour is excellent, Thomas Tessier's The Nightwalker is different but excellent, and Ray Garton's Ravenous is very very good.


message 18: by Chris (new)

Chris (flahorrorwriter) | 2867 comments I remember that book, actually...but I do not recall if I read it or not...lol


message 19: by Chris (new)

Chris (flahorrorwriter) | 2867 comments Yeah, about that time. I think I bought it back then but then somehow lent it out and traded it. I just honestly don't recall anything except the cover.


message 20: by Chris (new)

Chris | 9 comments I love werewolves! This is great to see all these werewolf books, I can't wait to read some!


message 21: by Terri (new)

Terri (terrilovescrows) | 135 comments I liked the Tracy Briery werewolf ones I read (cant remember the titles...


message 22: by Ned (new)

Ned | 4 comments MOON DANCE by SP SOmtow (read this like 10 years ago and remember liking it)
MOON DEATH by Rick Hautula
THE HOWLING I and II by Gary Bradner
ANIMALS by Skipp & Spector


message 23: by Chris (new)

Chris (flahorrorwriter) | 2867 comments Great choices...and I read Moon Dance way back when, too, and liked it a lot.

Ned wrote: "MOON DANCE by SP SOmtow (read this like 10 years ago and remember liking it)
MOON DEATH by Rick Hautula
THE HOWLING I and II by Gary Bradner
ANIMALS by Skipp & Spector"





message 24: by Pamela (new)

Pamela | 184 comments Sure you don't mean The Wolfen by Streiber? Cause that is the sort of werewolf novel I have by him--out of print too.


Rob wrote: ""Ray Garton's Ravenous is very very good."


Heh. Maybe I'll actually get to finish it someday.


I'm partial to The Wild by Whitley Streiber."





message 25: by Pamela (new)

Pamela | 184 comments Guess he did another. Here is his Wolfen: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20...


message 26: by Pamela (new)

Pamela | 184 comments Oops, read the thing on it and realized I did read it. Still like The Wolfen better.


message 27: by Jason (new)

Jason (darkfiction) | 3233 comments My favorite is "Wolf's Hour" by Robert R. McCammon.

Other than that, I haven't read much in werewolf fiction. Been thinking about reading Patricia Briggs's "Mercy" series. Has anyone read these? My girlfriend keeps recommending it to me.


message 28: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (ielfling) I loved The Wolfen too... what about werewolf appearances in non-werewolf horrors? There's a great werewolf, if I remember correctly, in Peter Straub's Ghost Story? And I always liked Wolf, in King and Straub's The Talisman.


message 29: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments I just finished Ray Garton's Bestial and it's a good werewolf read I'd recommend to anyone.

Danielle, The Talisman's Wolf is one of my favorite characters. I loved the way he took care of Jack throughout their adventures. Every time I hear CCR's "Run Through the Jungle" I think of that book because it's Wolf's favorite song.


message 30: by William (new)

William (acknud) | 0 comments What about Shapeshifter?

I started to read it till I started reading reviews.


message 31: by Anna (new)

Anna (stregamari) | 252 comments I really like the Mercy Thompson series, Briggs writes well.


message 32: by Paul (new)

Paul | 123 comments I liked Wolf in The Talisman as well. As an aside, in the BBC's series Torchwood (the first series) there is a persistent theme running every episode, prefigured by the phrase "bad wolf". I missed so many episodes, I never did figure out what that was, but I don't think it involved werewolves.


message 33: by Scott (new)

Scott That was in Doctor Who, season 1. It wasn't a reference to a werewolf, although there *was* a werewolf in the next season.


message 34: by Paul (new)

Paul | 123 comments Yes, you're right. It was in Dr Who, wasn't it. It was, however, also in Torchwood. The two series were tied in on several levels.


message 35: by Scott (new)

Scott There may have been some stray references in Torchwood, but the "bad wolf" thread ran through the first season of Doctor Who, while Torchwood didn't begin till after the second.


message 36: by Paul (new)

Paul | 123 comments OK, I defer to your superior knowledge. Or better memory.


message 37: by Scott (new)

Scott I am the Master. :D


message 38: by Paul (new)

Paul | 123 comments I'm not worthy... :)


message 39: by BeerDiablo (new)

BeerDiablo | 0 comments Steven Wedel has a series based on werewolf mythology that is well thought out. Plus he incorporates sex in a good way. Now only if there were beer. ;>

www.werewolfsaga.com


message 40: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 195 comments Mine has to be the werewolf in Silver Bullet and An American Werewolf in London.


message 41: by Jason (new)

Jason (darkfiction) | 3233 comments I love An American Werewolf in London. It has one of my all time favorite scenes in it: where the main character (his name slips my memory) is changing for the first time. Very convincing for "a guy turning into a werewolf" scene, and one of the best.

The first Howling movie is another good one, with a similar scene in it.


message 42: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Jason, I agree about that scene. I saw it twenty years ago and still remember it.

The Howling scared the hell out of me the first time I saw it. The scene I'm thinking about is when the female reporter is going through the file cabinet, and that big werewolf finger taps the papers she's holding in her hand. Man, that scene was the cause of many nightmares back then.


message 43: by Jason (new)

Jason (darkfiction) | 3233 comments Yeah, that's an intense scene!

I also like the beginning, where the reporter is in that porno stall, interviewing the "serial killer" and he start changing. Very creepy and dark, making me say "WTF?" every time I see it.


message 44: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments The porn store scene was intense because you couldn't tell what was going on because of the movie flickering over the actors' faces.


message 45: by Jason (new)

Jason (darkfiction) | 3233 comments Very true! I remember a silhouette blocking the movie projector's light. A silhouette with hairy, pointy ears!


message 46: by Chris (new)

Chris (flahorrorwriter) | 2867 comments Yes, I agree about that scene as well, Tressa...that and the scene in the porn store. I'd love to read the novel...has anyone on here read Brandner's novel?


message 47: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments I thought Dee Wallace made THE cutest little werewolf.

I didn't even know it was adapted from a novel.


message 48: by Jason (new)

Jason (darkfiction) | 3233 comments I had no idea that it was adapted from a novel as well. Is the novel listed under the same title?


message 49: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Saw this on imdb:

Original Literary Source
Brandner, Gary. The Howling

Had no idea.


message 50: by Jason (new)

Jason (darkfiction) | 3233 comments Awesome! Now I'm gonna have to hunt down a copy. :)


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