One of our kickass readers (thanks Paul!) recently recommended a werewolf book to us, and after taking a look it definitely sounds interesting. Strip Mauled is the name of this book and it’s a collection of short stories about werewolves. Edited by award winning author, Esther Friesner, this book is sure to be a hit with those that read it. Plus anthologies rock, I am big time fan of them because they’re short and if you don’t like one story, you can always move on to the next one. It’s a win/win. Anyway, onto the book!
“Werewolves and the suburbs are a natural go-together. Okay, so they’re not the Obligatory/Iconic Suburban Golden Retriever or Chocolate Labrador, but they’ve got a much better chance of taking home the Best in Show ribbon than their Undead rivals, the vampires. In some suburban households, if it brings home a trophy, who cares if it also brings home bloody chunks of the neighbors every time the full moon shines? And let’s not forget one more advantage to the suburban werewolf: If his lupine side does something nasty on your lawn, his human side can come by later with the Pooper Scooper. In your face, Dracula!
Therefore, welcome to the fur-sprouting, mall-browsing, moon-howling, latté-sipping world of Strip Mauled. You’ll like what you find.
Stories of suburban lycanthropy by Sarah A. Hoyt, Dave Freer, K. D. Wentworth, and more—including Esther Friesner herself.”
This book is so going onto my wish list, it sounds hilarious. It is also a nice new take on werewolves, sometimes we need a break from the super serious wolves and need to let in the adorkable ones. An added bonus: damn near all of the fan reviews comment on how great Strip Mauled is.
If you guys have any more book recommendations for us please pass them on, we’d love to hear from you.
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