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The Last Werewolf av Glen Duncan
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The Last Werewolf (urspr publ 2011; utgåvan 2012)

av Glen Duncan (Författare)

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Jacob Marlowe has lost the will to live. For two hundred years he has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime. Now, the last of his kind, he contemplates suicide -- until a violent murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight back into the desperate pursuit of life -- and love.… (mer)
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Titel:The Last Werewolf
Författare:Glen Duncan (Författare)
Info:Vintage (2012), Ausgabe: Reprint, 368 Seiten
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When examined as a campy, ridiculous werewolf paranormal romance yarn, it holds up decently. As in, I finished it. For example, I could only trudge through about a quarter of Discovery of Witches. Glen Duncan can be humorous at times and the writing has a hint of intelligence interspersed between such words as cunt or cock or anus.

When tagged as literary, or even as a horror, it falls short in nearly every way: the villains (an acronym WOCOP - World Organization for the Control of Occult Phenomena - seriously!) are more laughable than horrifying; the wulf is weak and the were weaker; the ending suddenly switches POV which is anti-climatic and predictable; vampires are a source of humor.

A book that takes little thought to read and any thought applied post-read will only reduce the book to "I really finished it? Weird." ( )
  illmunkeys | Apr 22, 2021 |
Wow. A thinking (and well read) person's horror story. A supernatural spy thriller with twists and turns and tension that never lags. A love story. A complete exploration of the individual werewolf as a monster and as a human being. All told by an author well versed in the classics and winking at you as he encourages you to keep up. Not for the squeamish but, seriously, if you are squeamish why are you reading horror anyway? Go read Twilight or something. I loved this book and hope that the hints in this novel about other supernatural creatures (demons, zombies, ghosts, etc.) and their stories are actual novels that we will get to read in the future. I put several more of Duncan's books on my to-read list. ( )
  ChrisMcCaffrey | Apr 6, 2021 |
The last Werewolf as the title implies is about...well...the last werewolf. Jake Marlowe has wandered the world for a long long time pursued by an organisation dedicated to the destruction of the lycanthorpe, referred to as WOCOP “World organisation for the control of occult Phenomena” Once every month when the full moon shines the change from man to beast occurs…”Shoulders, wrists, ankles - first to change, last to change back...the not toenails, not quite claws….invisible hands gripped my neck and twisted in opposite directions...my lupine twin was impatient, a being was no good without a body. The slow hindquarters tested his tolerance of delay and mine of pain….my new skull shuddered and my bowels disencumbered themselves...It was still him and me but we eyed each other knowing everything depended on bridging the gap. Cooperation would come the two strands would plait so that we would become I, but it was his birthright to take the inaugural moment by force”......It is at times easy to have sympathy with Jake, his plight, and I suppose it could be said that those who wish his destruction do so out of fear, knowing that what they cannot understand and control should be destroyed. Yet equally the werewolf is indiscriminate in his choice of victim and as Jake himself acknowledged…”Once a month I transformed into a monster, part man part wolf. I killed and devoured humans starting with my wife” So in reality an out of control killing machine needed to be destroyed. The questions of purpose and existence posed little in the way of answers…..”Where did it all fit in? Was my species God’s handiwork or the Devil’s?....What would happen to me when I died? Had I still a soul? Where and when did werewolves begin?

Marlowe’s life becomes more tolerable when he discovers a female companion, Talulla. Together they flee as those who would destroy them tighten their grip and once again great questions of existence become paramount….”I don’t know where the universe came from or what happens to creatures when they die. I don’t know if the whole thing’s an unravelling accident or an inscrutable design. I don’t know how one should live- but I know that one should live, if one can possibly bear it, You love life because life’s all there is. And I only know that because I happen to have found - again- love”....
The language in The Last Werewolf is at times poetic, insightful even shrewd in its sharp observations and yet the rich lyrical quality of the prose often leads to disorientation and bewilderment making it at times difficult to comprehend as the reader becomes lost and adrift in a sea of words………… ( )
  runner56 | Mar 29, 2021 |
'search', I asked my kindle, 'for instances of the word "cunt".'



  • -- I'd slid to rest with my head on her thigh, and now lay inhaling the smell of her warm young cunt.
  • -- Peripherally, because what I could see mattered so much less than what I could smell: her vinous breath and orange blossom perfume, a fraught day's sweet-salt sweat (she'd bathed cursorily) and barely touched food (poached salmon; a summer fruit compote; coffee), her fearless female blood, a thrilling whiff of shit and the sleepwarm tang of her cunt.
  • -- 'You're a selfish cunt, do you know that?'
  • -- You're a selfish cunt, do you know that? Said in the way we said such things, implying affection. But underneath he'd meant it.
  • -- Thus just above my left dead crab hand was the hot skirt-space. Into which the now livening hand slowly ascended (will always ascend, must ascend, though the gods have gone and the planet's dying and the human race has ironied itself into terminal indifference and it wasn't painless and it wasn't quick) through the zones of deepening heat to the lace-enflowered tender sly swelling of her cunt.
  • -- Then added, with something like tenderness: 'You fucking cunt.'
  • -- 'Hot tip,' I said. 'If you're trying to get someone to not kill you, avoid calling him a fucking cunt.'
  • -- 'Her cunt's got a mind. It knows you. Everything about you. Like Lucifer. God is omniscient but he can't separate out the useful knowledge. You know? He can't distinguish. For that you need the Devil or her cunt.'
  • -- 'The immortal cunt. Le con immortel.'
  • -- 'She's got contacts in the military, Blackwater, the CIA, the U.S. State Department. I told you: her cunt is a giant intelligence.'
  • -- 'You lied. I smelled her cunt on your fingers.'
  • -- Few enough for each to be still a raw perfume, ghost-traces in the involved and generous scent of her cunt, on the hot flower of her breath.
  • -- Her eyes had the cold omniscience, her cunt the hot.
  • -- She had looked at me when I pushed my cock into her cunt, her looked at me, I say, and sensed something of Arabella --
  • -- I wanted to go back to her clean and put my nose in her cunt, my tongue in her sweet young asshole, the cunning animal scent down there that answered the years of asking.
  • -- 'Feel,' she said, opening her legs slightly.

    Her cunt was wet.
  • -- And there, dear reader, wet for my wet muzzle's tip was her lupine cunt, larger, slyer, darker-skinned than its human sister, murder-silked and blood-fattened, firm and soft as a ripe avocado and releasing a sweet scent just at the evil edge of rot.
  • -- They'll torture her and rape her and do experiments and mate her with animals and if you're not already dead force you to watch and this whole fantasy of rescue and survival you've cooked up is obscene and preposterous and even Charlie at Aegis had trouble not laughing at you down the phone and only didn't because he knows you've got the money and it's your fucking funeral you stupid cunt she's going to die and so are you --
  • -- I get it in the roof of my mouth, my teeth, the palms of my hands, my belly, my cunt.



CLEARLY THIS BOOK WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR ME?? well, good on you, Glen Duncan, for writing your genre fiction in such an open, comfortable fashion. WELL DONE. ( )
  kickthebeat | Nov 1, 2020 |
Jacob Marlowe is the last living werewolf on earth and it seems that everybody is out to kill him. He's on the run and he's thinking about suicide. This was a very interesting story that took me ages to read. It didn't take so long because it was a bad or boring book because it was neither. It was fast-paced, gritty and unique. Duncan definitely knows how to craft a sentence. I recommend reading this book if you want something different in the paranormal spectrum or just something different altogether. But be forewarned that there is both rough killing and rough sex (sometimes at the same time). It is not a children's book or one for the weak of stomach. ( )
  melrailey | Apr 7, 2020 |
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Jacob Marlowe has lost the will to live. For two hundred years he has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime. Now, the last of his kind, he contemplates suicide -- until a violent murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight back into the desperate pursuit of life -- and love.

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