Over the past few years werewolves have been getting soft – instead of ripping innocents limb from limb they’re getting all cute and cuddly with love-struck teens, instead of prowling the nights for prey, they’re prowling the nights for a little romance – it’s sad. But luckily, we’ve got a new werewolf book that’s bringing back the horror of these horrific beasts – Clinical Lycanthropy by Tim Garrity.
“Set in Hingham, Massachusetts, the novel revolves around young Mark Enos, a veteran of the Iraq war who returns home drug addled, racked by recurring nightmares and suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. One night in a drug induced haze he is attacked by an unidentified beast and it is not long before Mark comes to believe that what set upon him that fateful night was no ordinary animal, but something unnatural and that its bite transformed him into something monstrous and terrible. Mark’s fears of being cursed are only intensified as a series of grisly murders occur around town and all clues seem to lead to him. As Mark is forced to run from the authorities the panicked townsfolk are left to wonder as the full moon rises just what stalks their streets and prowls their backyards, a disturbed young man or a savage beast?”
Clinical Lycanthropy is loosely based upon the true story Manuel Blanco Romasanta, a nineteenth century Spanish serial killer known as “The Wolfman of Allariz”, and other documented cases of clinical lycanthropy, a mental disease in which the afflicted believe they can transform into a wolf. Clinical Lycanthropy is said to be a new twist on the familiar werewolf theme as the reader must question whether the main character is in fact a cursed monster or merely a severely disturbed individual.
Clinical Lycanthropy by Tim Garrity is set to be released April 19th in paperback and e-book. You can learn more about the book HERE.
I think the book sounds fantastic, not only are you getting a terrifying werewolf story, but it’s a unique story, not the classic monster wolf tale. Badass!
What do you guys think? Will you pick up a copy of Clinical Lycanthropy?