Stephen King’s “Cycle of the Werewolf”

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I picked this one up to sell in my bookstore, and luckily someone was nice enough to wait until I was done reading it to purchase it (haha). This was going to be my last time giving old Stephen King a chance. I’ve read several of his novels, big famous ones too, and just could not ever get into his style of writing. Boy, was I glad I read this one!

The book is a slim novel, which more and more people seem to be getting into these days. (Pft, who has time to read a full novel anymore?) Its chapters were each month in the year, taking place in this sleepy little town where nothing ever happens. Long story short, something does happen each month when one of the town’s patrons starts turning into a werewolf every full moon. Each chapter usually ends in a new death, though one survivor eventually sets out to expose the person who is terrorizing his town.

I was really into the book and read almost the entire thing in one night. It was quick, action-filled, and simply written. I never lost interest and found myself wanting to read the next chapter just to see how the werewolf killed its next victim. It definitely satisfied my Halloween read desire and was a great way to kick off that reading list this season.

I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads and would recommend it to anyone wanting a quick, scary read to fill their weekend.

 

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