I’ve read and watched an awful lot of very bad werewolf stories over the years. I think the absolute worst was the episode of “Journey To The Bottom Of The Sea” where – actually it’s so bad I’m not even going to tell you. But at least it didn’t have the obsession with human squalor and misery that the likes of Alice Borchardt and S. P. Somtow inflict on page after page of for-the-love-of-god-get-on-with-it filler while failing to find anything to say or do with their characters.
I mention this only to plead that I am not entirely a drooling lycanthropy fanboy despite the fact that I am here to express how very wonderful I think Martin Millar’s (“Lux & Alby”, etc.) new novel “Lonely Werewolf Girl” is. Yes, that’s the title. Yes, that’s the cover. And, yes, the author does mention “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” as an inspiration in interviews. If these things appeal to you then great. If they don’t, and they didn’t to me, don’t let them put you off. It’s brilliant.
You can read a sample here.