Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Autobiography Of A Werewolf Hunter
This surprising find by Brian Easton was a different take on an exhausted trend. The modern monster genre has become overwritten to the point of boredom. This book is the exception. While werewolves have been featured in movies and novels aplenty, they are usually reserved as side plots to vampire or magical realm reading. Werewolf Hunter provides a new perspective, giving this mighty creature a stage all his own and a bloody stage it is. This is not a book for young adults or even for sensitive adults. The extreme violence and lewd nature of some scenes are very over the top. While the theme is probably one deserving of its own genre, this book never quite decides in which direction it is headed. At times Apocalypse Now; at times Last of the Mohicans (the main character is part Cheyenne and much of the book promotes a lost Native North American tradition and mysticism); and at times Harry Dresden, Supernatural P.I., Werewolf Hunter never develops a voice of its own, although one can sense it. The story revolves around a young man who develops a feud with the werewolf species as a child and can never let it go. Through Vietnam, several business ventures, prison, and private intelligence our hero views hunting as a means of self-salvation though the author never completely states it that way. The book deals well with the decades long timeline instead of dragging it out over several novels and an eventual second novel will probably be worth the read. If you want to read about werewolf hunting and fighting, that is the bulk of the novel. Three out of five stars due to violence and adult situations.