I hate it when you just get up and someone who has been up for a while expects you to fully function with no coffee right off the bat. Anyone who knows me understands this. Or atleast I thought they did. I am not a morning person but I get up early out of necessity. Sigh…. oh well. Another side issue is that even after one cup of java I am still not awake. So hang on while I get my second.
Yesterday I received my copy of The Howling by Gary Brandner. I had been looking at getting it for awhile. It is the novel that the movie of the same name is based on. I plowed through it in a few hours. I LOVE this book! It is a straight forward and uncomplicated werewolf novel. No side romances with other supernatural creatures. Just a what-would-happen-if-there-were-werewolves slice of life. No complicated descriptions. No hidden meanings. It was so refreshing to read! And if someone picks apart things like silver bullets (you cannot use silver as a bullet because among other things it is too soft) then that means they are missing the story and not enjoying it. The book was written in 1977. There are two more books in the series and I think I might get them soon. I have watched most of the movies based (at times in name only) on the trilogy and I have preferred some and not others. But I am really excited to find the books. Incase you’ve not read the book or watched the movie the basic story is a couple moves for 6 months to a small community in California to help their relationship (in the novel she is recovering from a rape that is vividly described so fair warning). The town is quiet and unassuming. The husband falls in lust with one of the locals and gets turned into a werewolf. The wife keeps hearing howling at night and does some investigating on her own. While doing that she meets and befriends an ex-nun who believes there is a werewolf living in the town. Together they unravel the mysteries of the town. It is quite good.
Oh geez… I have a butterfly that is stuck in the house. I am going to wrap this up and try a rescue before it gets stuck somewhere. Thanks for reading! Have a great day and stay safe!