Are you sick of werewolves? Read this book about werewolves

I recently finished Red Moon by Benjamin Percy. I picked it up on impulse while in a bookstore because the synopsis sounded interesting and I was on a bit of a horror bent. The cover mentioned werewolves and secrets and hidden cabals which sounds great, but the story was far grander than I expected. The book has werewolves, sure, but it becomes so much more than that, and it is certainly not standard horror fare. The scope of this book is global and it became far more ambitious than anything in the synopsis suggests. It’s an American novel with worldwide implications in much the same way as Justin Cronin’s The Passage trilogy.

The comparison between Cronin and Percy here is apt in more ways than one. They both share a scope and a national setting, they have global implications and the threat of a race that is not quite human. Read More »