Clit Lit – The Last Werewolf

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

Jacob Marlowe is the last of his kind. He receives this news without the drive to stay alive one would expect from a being on the verge of extinction. See, Jake is a nearly 200 year old werewolf, and while he’s seen and done (and read) a lot, he’s tired of life. He decides to turn himself into The Hunt, the group that has been destroying werewolves for centuries. Lead by a stoic killer determined to avenge the murder, and subsequent devourment, of his father by werewolf Jake, our hero figures the group will happy to end his lonely life. Yet, soon Jake finds himself trapped between two mysterious groups that seem set on his survival, at any cost.

Duncan’s highly literary novel is not a werewolf tale for the weak of heart. His wolves are all bite, the sex, violence, and gore here will make any Twilight fan squeamish (the elegant and intelligent writing probably won’t help either). Jake is a mesmerizing protagonist, smart, literary, funny, and at the absolute mercy of his raging werewolf libido. Yet it is the sordid cast of characters he runs into, including prostitutes, double agents, stalkers, vampires, and rich occult hobbyists, that really help Duncan not just reinvent the werewolf genre, but rip it apart. The thrilling pace of this sexy, bloody joy-ride will make it difficult not to gobble Duncan’s sly werewolf masterpiece right up.

I don’t usually pick titles by male authors for Clit Lit but I am just obsessed with this book. It’s dark and smart and humorous, and so very very dirty. If you’re looking for an enticing end of summer read, this is your wolf, I mean horse, err pony…whatever.

 

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