- File Size: 764 KB
- Print Length: 312 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc. (March 14, 2011)
- Publication Date: March 14, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004S7ZAWY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #324,532 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
In 1995, Michael landed what he describes as a "dream gig," as a writer/reporter for the Weekly World News, the infamous and outrageous tabloid. Michael investigated bizarre stories from around the globe, exploring mysteries ranging from real-life blood-drinkers in the U.S. to the discovery of a "hobbit" on a remote Indonesian island. For more than a decade, his dispatches entertained up to half a million readers each week. He wrote under a variety of pseudonyms, including Mike Foster, Michael Chiron, George Sanford, Vickie York, Miguel Figueroa, Brett Anniston and Kaye Roseburg.
Michael later taught film and journalism at Coker College in Hartsville, SC. He currently resides in Greenville, SC, where he is a writer and is involved in independent film projects. His blog, featuring horror movie reviews and weird news, http://freedomshammer.wordpress.com, has thousands of devotees.
Top Customer Reviews
It's awesome. I read it cover to cover in a day, I couldn't put it down. I won't rehash the plot because its extensively covered in the product description. But I will say the book is smart, sexy and takes some clever chances that payoff immensely. In the author bio it says that Mr. Forsyth has written screenplays and it shows. I could completely see this book made into a film, its written with a filmmaker's eye. Its fast moving and never dull.
This is good, classic werewolf fiction. The kills are absolutely savage and I even laughed at how clever some were. No brooding, emo wolfboys here, this is Lon Chaney on steroids.
Its a great book and is easily one of the most fun novels I've read this year. This is Mr. Forsyth's 1st novel and while he seems to be moving onto other projects, I'll keep my fingers crossed for more adventures with these characters somewhere down the line.
Forsyth has skillfully woven a gripping story, filled with great characters and some stunning plot twists. A fresh, sexy new take on the classic werewolf story.
From the opening chapter, the tension increases as the action accelerates toward a precarious pinnacle. Plot lines introduced early return in a frenetic bundle at the climax of this fast-moving tale.
I personally loved all the back-story about werewolves and lycanthropy, delivered through the character of Cairo. It backfilled the events in the plot, and gave it a foundation that was sturdy, credible and intellectually engaging.
The setting - a small ivy-coated rural college campus, complete with gothic spires and gargoyles - lent the tale the necessary menace and isolation it required. It also opened opportunities for the randy sexuality that purrs throughout every page.
"Hour of the Beast" is peppered with wry cultural allusions that are served up effortlessly and with whimsy:
"He looked as if he'd been been stripped naked and then dressed again by a blind Freddy Krueger."
"It would be like dating Clark Kent if he were just Clark Kent and never Superman."
For fans of the horror genre, this is one tasty read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was intrigued by the beginning chapters of this book. However, after reading for a couple hours I found myself unable to stay interested in the book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mercedes
One of the best werewolf books I have read in ages, I wish someone would turn this into a movie.... I am a fan of werewolf horror. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Naiee
This book was very good for a werewolf book and I really enjoyed it! I heard it is going to be a series and I can only hope that is true because I want to read more!Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
Great book for werewolf fans. I've being reading werewolf horrors for two years now. This is now number 2 out of 15 I have read. So i say good 4 stare rating.Published on January 30, 2014 by tom west
I would love to read more by this author. It was simply a great story told very well; I always love to read about different werewolf legends.Published on December 25, 2013 by Lyndsay McClain
It was a very good book there was a few mispellings but the story was great and very twisted. Not for a young person to read.Published on December 18, 2013 by Sindrome
From the beginning it was already clear where the story was headed. I would recommend it to someone like me, who likes the idea of horror but scares easily. Read morePublished on December 17, 2013 by Jamie R Grove
If you like werewolf novels this one is ok. I guess I was expecting a little more after reading the other reviews. Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by scarefan1958