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review The Wolf Gift 103 à When Reuben otherwise known as Sunshine Boy was sent to write a piece about the uncertain future of the giant house on the cliff he wasn't expecting to warm so instantly to elegant heiress Marchent Nideck Nor was he expecting to get caught up in a violent attack which will leave him changed in ways he could never have imaginedAnne Rice's VRomantic being a potentially tragic figure bestowed with the gift of transformation and transcendence The Wolf Gift is a glorious celebration of storytelling of possibility of truths revealed in the half light And in The Wolf Gift's Reuben we have a brand new hero for a brand new Anne Rice wor. Hard to believe this book is from the same author who gave us the genius of Lestat and Memnoch THE WOLF GIFT is not Anne Rice at her best

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Ways he could never have imaginedAnne Rice's Vampire Chronicles defined a genre but now she has another age old story in her sights the terrifying werewolf legend The classic monster of horror fiction is here reimagined and reinvented with all Rice's supernatural sympathy and inventiveness as a. So the Wolf GiftWhat can I say It could only have been written by Anne Rice I’m actually stumped as to how someone who hasn’t read any of Anne Rice’s books before would feel about this novelI get the feeling that the world of Anne Rice’s books and the actual world have grown farther and farther apart as the years go by No one dresses the way they do in her books No one speaks the way they do in her books Certainly she had no concept of age – The hero Reuben already has his Masters at 23 for example I feel like she writes her historical books and her contemporary books in much the same way But her writing works for historical fiction or for example for the vampires who were mostly born in another time who often act older than they look It sounds natural when Lestat says “My god” but not so much when a 16 year old boy from California says itHowever her writing has a rhythm to it the essence hasn’t changed at all It’s her language her themes her character types her dialogue the catchphrases I recognize from so many other books ‘Dear God’ ‘Lord God’ ‘For the love of hell’ etc ‘Powerfully excited’ was used at least ten times If you had told me that this was a lost manuscript from the 80s I would have believed you if not for the fact that everyone had an iPhoneIn that way although I’d never read the book before the reading experience was almost similar to that of reading a comfort read for me And I found the characters likable enough because none of them were the old characters I loved being rendered utterly unrecognizable as happened with the last books in the Vampire Chronicles So I enjoyed it It wasn't a hard read at all for me I read it in a day I reminded me a lot of The Mummy for example The only two aspects of this book that I felt set it apart from her earlier writing was 1 It was much Catholic That aspect was much overt 2 It was less gay or should I say less bi sexual There was a gay character but he was very clearly marked as such unlike the general love and affection between men in her earlier book where every male character including the hero fell in love with another man or mentioned having been in love with another man despite never being identified as gay or bisexualAlso I can only end with 3 points1 The phrase ‘Man Wolf’ never stopped being funny2 There was WAY too much werewolfhuman sex3 The most hilarious line in the book “Well you’re one splendid boy wolf I’ll tell you that”

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The Wolf GiftWhen Reuben otherwise known as Sunshine Boy was sent to write a piece about the uncertain future of the giant house on the cliff he wasn't expecting to warm so instantly to elegant heiress Marchent Nideck Nor was he expecting to get caught up in a violent attack which will leave him changed in. Originally I gave The Wolf Gift four stars because I did like its story and it was fun to read despite a few boring parts and many infodumps but there's a reason I'm giving The Wolf Gift three stars which I will explain later on in this review Pros of The Wolf Gift 1 First off I loved the descriptions of the Nideck house They really painted an image in my head of this big elegant house overlooking the sea 2 Marin County was one of the main settings in The Wolf Gift I loved seeing names and places I'm familiar with in this book such as the Muir Woods and Mount Tam 3 The uniue take Anne Rice had on the werewolf making it different than the werewolf story we all know where the person turns into a werewolf every full moon and rampages everything in sight 4 The descriptions of change in Reuben the change in his sight hearing and smell and also how how Reuben dealt with becoming a werewolf and used it to become a and I use this term loosely hero 5 The mystery There's not much I can say about the mystery of The Wolf Gift but what I can say is get ready for some twists later on in the story Cons of The Wolf Gift 1 There's icky humanwerewolf sex going on in this book And not just one scene There's also sex scenes where he's not a werewolf but he's not single either2 Corny poetic sayings such as Yet it terrified him that he might surrender his conscious soul to the heart of the beast pumping withinYou've got to be kidding me The beast pumping within 3 Really The Man Wolf That's what you choose to call yourself I cringed every time I read that along with the word orgasmic How can a bestselling and well respected author use the word orgasmic countless times in one book I think she forgot she isn't writing one of her erotic books 4 The ending was disappointing especially considering the huge build up throughout the whole book but eventually we are all let down and left with an ending like That5 The characters in the book really just weren't good Yes Reuben's brother is a priest but don't worry That doesn't make any difference in the book Here I was hoping there would be an inner struggle in Reuben's brother between fighting for what he believes in in Christianity or letting Reuben go around doing whatever the hell he wants whenever the hell he wants There was none of that Reuben's brother was surprisingly accepting of everything his brother did which really was a shock to me Then there's Reuben's mother who's a doctor Do I care No Did she make a difference in the book Hardly any This con ties in with my last con because my last albeit biggest con in the book is Reuben And here is the major reason I gave The Wolf Gift three stars instead of the original four After finishing The Wolf Gift I reflected on the four star rating and thought of something that turned me off in the book And the one thing I could come up with that really got to me is Reuben At the end of the first chapter Reuben has sex with a woman named Marchent And no that is not a spoiler because it happens so early in the book like I said the ending of chapter one This happens within what One maybe two hours of them two even knowing each other And to make it worse Reuben has a girlfriend Oh joy But this isn't the first time he cheats on his girlfriend Oh no it's not The second time he has sex with the girl within minutes of meeting her and goes into detail of his erection and whatnot it's even disgusting because he's a werewolf at this moment but then he tries coming up with excuses on why it was acceptable to cheat on his girlfriend twice the reasons being that his girlfriend cheating on him so it's okay which extremely turned me off Also when describing himself Reuben says he is and I uote a liar monster killer beast An abomination'' Well I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels this way but the character of Reuben really made me enjoy the book less than I would have if he was a little Hmmm What's the word Likable Yes likable However if you choose to read this book and you aren't bothered by Reuben I think you will end up enjoying it