Sunday, April 1, 2012

High Moor

High Moor by Graeme Reynolds is the only strictly werewolf novel I have ever read, and I really enjoyed it. Most books that include werewolves seem to have them playing secondary roles to vampires, and it was refreshing to read a book that was based solely on them. High Moor was a very character driven novel, and Reynolds takes his time in fleshing out the characters, starting from their early childhood experiences. This is not a happy feel good book; it is quite brutal in fact.  Reynolds does not attempt to sugarcoat anything experienced by the characters and I think that is what makes it resonate so much with a reader. Even though this was a book about werewolves, that sense that things will not always be good and happy in the end added an element of realism that I find is missing in most character driven stories.

Overall this was well paced novel that had a good blend of action and dialogue. I would recommend it to any horror readers as well as anyone who just wants a solid entertaining read.

I give it four cocktails.

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