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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (March 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432770322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432770327
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,103,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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C. Michael Forsyth grew up in New York's Harlem, the son of an Episcopal minister. He attended Fieldston High School, where he delighted his fellow students with elaborate comic strips. He graduated from Yale College with a degree in English Literature. After college, he studied film at NYU, working on the projects of future luminaries in cinema, including Spike Lee. With his MFA in hand, he launched a successful career in corporate communications

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.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Blodgett on September 5, 2011
Format: Paperback
I met Mr. Forsyth at a horror convention he was attending. He had a massive poster of this awesome cover art displayed which immediately caught my eye. I'm not a huge werewolf fan usually but I'm glad I went with my gut and picked up this book.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bullfrog on September 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
Just finished "Hour of the Beast" and I must congratulate Mr. Forsyth on a great achievement.

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."

or

"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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I.S. Anderson on August 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
Werewolves are one of my favorite classic monsters. The cover was more than enough to entice me to read this story. From the very first chapter you learn that this is a story that does not mind being labeled "dark" or "gritty." In the very first chapter a woman does have a disturbing encounter with a werewolf. The rest of the story follows her two children as they enter collage for the first time and have to cope with being who they are. This story however is not just another generic blood and guts rack up the body count horror story. There is also a good sense of mystery and mythology thrown into the mix. Science and history come into play while explaining the possible origins of werewolves. The ending has a pretty good twist. This book is definitely not for young children, but if you like a good horror story with some real meat to it, then you will want to give this a read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tarrin Lupo on August 8, 2011
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I don't read much horror but I think I will start reading a lot more of this genre if Michael Forsyth writes it. I did not know what to expect but this book did not disappoint. When I heard that this was a book about a werewolf that went to college, I thought it was going to be a cheesy teen wolf like tale. Boy was I wrong! This book comes out unapologetically swinging right from the start. At times this book is brutal, rough and crass but it made the college characters much more believable. I would recommend it only to an older YA crowd, but would have no problem recommending it for any adult. I really like how the author incorporated some science and real werwolf lore into the story but still kept it very fast paced. The characters were very enjoyable but it did make me want to slap around the frat boy jerks. This book is down right frightening at times in a classic horror way. The author was excellent at working in some unexpected hidden plot twists. If I only had $20 left in the world, I would spend it to buy this book. Do yourself a favor and pick it up right now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patty Anne on July 29, 2011
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This book is positively prodigious!! I found myself totally engrossed trying to solve the mystery along with the characters. The suspense was killer and the descriptions of characters, places, and events were phenomenal!!! Hour of the Beast has definitely earned a permanent spot of my shelf of favorites!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tarrin Lupo on July 26, 2011
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I don't read much horror but I think I will start reading a lot more of this genre if Michael Forsyth writes it. I did not know what to expect but this book did not disappoint. When I heard that this was a book about a werewolf that went to college, I thought it was going to be a cheesy teen wolf like tale. Boy was I wrong! This book comes out unapologetically swinging right from the start. At times this book is brutal, rough and crass but it made the college characters much more believable. I would recommend it only to an older YA crowd, but would have no problem recommending it for any adult. I really like how the author incorporated some science and real werwolf lore into the story but still kept it very fast paced. The characters were very enjoyable but it did make me want to slap around the frat boy jerks. This book is down right frightening at times in a classic horror way. The author was excellent at working in some unexpected hidden plot twists. If I only had $20 left in the world, I would spend it to buy this book. Do yourself a favor and pick it up right now!
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