The Wolfen (1978) by Whitley Strieber

The Wolfen was a recommendation from fellow blogger Sean P Carlin who described it as a pulpy but decent werewolf story that uses its 1970s New York setting very well. There aren’t very many werewolf books out there so I wanted to give it a try.

The author Whitley Strieber is probably most famous for his book Communion (1987) about his alleged encounters with extraterrestrial beings. I haven’t read that book but I remember watching the Christopher Walken movie from 1988. I only have vague memories of the film but I know it freaked me out at the time. Walken makes pretty much anything he stars in worth a look. It could be time for a re-watch.

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