Friday, 30 October 2015

Review: The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore

Vampires have their renown classic in Bram Stoker's Dracula, but werewolves do not have a similar widely acknowledged classic of their own. Or do they? Guy Endore attempted to write just that with his The Werewolf of Paris that was published in 1933. It succeeds for the most part, but there are some problems with the novel that diminish its claim for the title of a true werewolf classic.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Top Five Werewolf Novels for Halloween

What is a Halloween without some good werewolf fiction to read an enjoy? I've read many a werewolf story over the years, some good, some bad, and wished to give a few pointers to those looking for something good to read over the Halloween holiday. So, here are the Top 5 werewolf novels, but I should say that it was very difficult to put them in any order whatsoever, so they are in no means in any order of preference. Whichever you pick to celebrate the holiday, you will NOT be disappointed!

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Review: Blue Moon by Pol McShane

Sometimes taking a risk has its rewards. I usually take care to only download Kindle samples of books that have a respectable number of reviews and I especially avoid books that have only a handful of reviews and they are all five star ones. However, the description of Pol McShane's Blue Moon awakened my interest and I decided to give it a try despite the warning signs. And I'm glad I did: it is clearly one of the better werewolf stories I've read.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Review: The Musketeers Second Season

Last year, I had a few words to say about the first season of the BBC series, The Musketeers, and since I've now seen the second season, I thought that I should say something about it as well. In short, on its second season, the series continues with its free interpretation of history and Dumas' characters. But, given that Dumas himself bastardised history with relatively free hand, this is not something that we can blame the series very much for.