Werewolf Cop

John Wilson of Books and Culture, commenting on “Werewolf Cop,” a supernatural thriller by Andrew Klavan:
“Natural things,” Klavan wants us to see, point beyond themselves, if we are paying Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 6.29.36 AMattention.
Recently I read Klavan’s book and found that when I paid attention I noticed that the unnatural elements of the story pointed to natural, human and permanent things.   At one point I thought about Flannery O’Connor and her use of the grotesque to “shout” truth to people numbed by convention and habit.  The werewolf became, to me, not just representative of evil, but also that awful potential for evil every person carries within themselves.  It was an engaging, fast moving, but complex, nuanced story and very satisfying.


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