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Review: Wolfsbane and Mistletoe

Posted by mminth on January 27, 2009

When a busy academic librarian actually finishes a book, I think it’s important to annotate it in some way. Hmm, how about a review via our blog? So, do you like to read short stories? By a variety of authors? With a general theme of horror? Mixed in with Christmas? How do you feel about werewolves? Well have I got a book for you! WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE; subtitled, ‘hair-raising holiday tales’, currently located in Browsing PS 648 .W37 W65 2008. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have put together a 2nd-themed book that was more of a delight to read than I imagined. The collection of original stories fill the need for whatever werewolf ‘canon’ you like, and then some – do you like your weres to only change during the full moon? To have control of when and how they change? Do you like them working in full disclosure or hidden away and trying to blend in? There is not a bad story in the group; there was one towards the end that I initially didn’t like the direction it seemed to be headed for, but then I read a little more, and a little more, and of course, it didn’t go where I thought it was at all. Many of the writers have written in the mystery, thriller or horror genre and none of them were overly familiar to me, but they all did a great job! As always, check our online catalog for availability.

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