After reading The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan and having a hard time getting into the story at first, I was a little hesitant to pick this one up. BOY AM I GLAD I DID!!!
I have always loved werewolf stories, but of late, they seem to only be in romance novel disguised at horror or silly teenage heart-throb tales with shiny vampires... Though there is plenty of romance, this is not a PG-13 tale of teenage longing. It is a visceral, violent adult story with true horror, lust, sex and gore.
Following the main character's (Talulla) development as she expands her acceptance of what and who she is, while reluctantly embracing motherhood is a fascinating joyride into a beloved genre that is often abused and given little depth. Instead of lip-service, Duncan dives headlong into the tough questions of morality, love, and parental torment as he bring the raw being of his characters to the reader in full spectrum. His unblinking glimpses their reality are sometimes unpleasant, unclean and unrelenting but by the end you find your appetite ready for more...
Stop using so much of the "F" words and other similar profanities. It cheapens the character and prevents development of a multi-faceted main character. It has been my experience, when a person or writer resorts to gross, profane and nasty explainitives in order to get a shock factor response...well that is not intelligent use of pros.
yes, as long as it is not similar to the format used in Tululla Rising
It really helps to visualize in one's mind what Tululla might look like and what to lesser characters might be like physically,
Action and character development
Talulla herself, who grows and develops embracing her personal faults and strengths as she continues forward
not my favorite
Mystery surrounding Marco pricks at the memory
How could the monsters be portrayed so clearly without the language, personal desires and actions that some of the previous listeners complain of? We are listening to philosophic ruminations of a monster, after all. This novel is not represented as a fairy tale or a story to make us imagine ourselves transformed. I certainly cringed at some passages but enjoyed the story too much to be sidetracked. I was more disappointed with the faulty pronunciation of certain words. I got used to the reader and have no problem dealing with issues of accents and such when the story is superior.
There was no one in the story to like they are all killers like killing enjoy killing think it is
there right to kill. I need a good guy some one to like.
Performances was good the writing was fine i need a good guy in my books
not cut i need a champion
If you can’t take gore-splashed horror; don’t go here.
If you can, and if you appreciate it delivered in stylistic prose and with a large of psychological self-examination, then go for it. “Talulla Rising” is every bit as good as “The Last Werewolf”.
Hard question, but yes, I think so.
Tululla, of course, followed by Madeline and then Cloquet
Her young, vibrant voice makes her more of a contrast than I thought when I read the book. At first I was a bit put off by her voice, but after a while I came to appreciate the contrast of her voice to her ominous potential as a werewolf.
not sure, but it would be best not to make this a film until the prequel was made.
I look forward to a sequel of this book, the adventures of Zoey and Lorcan.
I liked this book a lot!! I Was nearly put off from purchasing because after reading the first in the series and hearing Robin Sachs - is there any other narrator??!!! Of course it had to be a female narrator and once I got past this is turned out to be a great read. A little more gore - or maybe the gore was harder to take from a female wolf - but really great nonetheless!