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Talulla Rising


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Glen Duncan is the author of eight previous novels. He was chosen by both "Arena "and "The Times Literary Supplement "as one of Britain's best young novelists. He lives in London.


"The horror genre at its best--wildly imaginative, written with wit and intelligence, wickedly entertaining." --"The Times" (UK) "Irresistible . . . As with "The Last Werewolf, "Duncan writes with caustic edge and pop-culturally relevant humor . . . His gorgeous prose makes these books more than just werewolf-genre flashes in the proverbial pan."--"Dallas Morning News" "The arch relationship Duncan establishes with his readers--along with his scathingly intelligent psychological insights and flat-out killer writing, his companionably high-mannered narrative voice, and his mad plot chops--makes "Talulla Rising "a high-calorie blast . . . Duncan's throbbing, fornication-crazy plot defies easy encapsulation, but is best described as a gleeful three-way between Raymond Chandler's entire oeuvre, Anne Rice's vampire novels, and Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum. "Proust, as usual, is watching from the corner . . . Duncan delivers with intelligent humanity a monster we want to track and befriend, even knowing she would happily eat us alive."--Heidi Julavits, "New York Times Book Review"" ""Duncan's writing does more than transcend genre fiction: it creeps up on it in the dead of night, rips out its heart, then eats it. There is something liberating about a novel like this. As well as offering a new vantage point from which to consider the old questions of life, it also provides a welcome fantasy in which there is not just extreme sex and violence, but also smoking, drinking, and a lot of very fancy hotels . . . Who wouldn't want to be part of their world for a while? . . . As well as being thought-provoking, it's all great fun."--"The Guardian "(UK) "Duncan's antihero is an apex female predator . . . She's smart, confident, and a caring mother. She's also a ferocious man-eater . . . The spectacle alone is worth the price of admission."--"" "Adventurous readers who are looking for a break from the usual beach read should consider this alternately horrifying and humorous, imaginative and energetic novel."--"""Duncan is an immensely talented literary novelist, and with "Talulla Rising, "he has again proved you don't have to be driving with a learner's permit to enjoy a good vampire-versus-werewolf book."--"Richmond Times-Dispatch""Last year Glen Duncan brought fresh blood to the monster market with the moonstruck hero and toothsome prose of his novel "The Last Werewolf ." . . In "Talulla Rising, "Duncan again creates an oddly engaging world defined almost exclusively by the abnormal . . . Duncan can be awfully entertaining."--"Bloomberg News" "A bone-crunchingly, page-plungingly good book (necessary reading just for the language) that limns the primal darkness within us but is ultimately about love . . . Highly recommended."--"Library Journal "(starred) "A lusty, visceral, bloody tale [told in] capable, muscular prose . . . This is enjoyable stuff . . . Duncan's werewolves are never cartoons . . . Talulla has the wit and pluck to entertain us."--"Cleveland Plain Dealer ""[A] terrific anti-"Twilight "werewolves-versus-vampires saga continues . . . This is pulp fiction but of the highest order . . . It all takes place in a wonderfully constructed universe of hipster philosophy, hard-bitten humour, just enough arcane mystery, and a whole load of Tarantino-Technicolor sex and violence. As before, there's substance beyond the flippancy, an unlaboured consideration of the beast within us all, and though beneath the wolf's clothing lies the purringly efficient machinery of a really good thriller, it goes way beyond genre writing."--"Word" magazine (UK) "Both brainy and vicious."--"Kirkus Reviews" "I like now and then to be reminded that I am a companion of the Wild Beast, and Glen Duncan ensures that I never forget it. He writes brilliantly of the presence of evil in its most contemporary disguise, with its heady temptations of heedless abundance, hunger, and satiety. Never again will it be possible to think of werewolves as mere metaphor. This fierce, witty, and erotic novel is full of surprises, both provocative and illuminating."--Susanna Moore "The sequel to Duncan's excellent "The Last Werewolf, Talulla Rising "returns to the dark and humorous world that made the earlier novel such a triumph . . . Duncan's novel is that rare and wonderful creature--literary horror . . . Duncan shows us just how vital [the werewolf tale] can be . . . filled with an irony that speaks to our complicated and troubled times." --"Sydney Morning Herald "(Australia) "A fearsomely good book, mainly because Talulla is such a poignant outsider and formidable heroine."--"Metro "(UK) "An enthralling look into the heart of newfound monstrosity . . . Lavish, dark, and deliciously campy."--"Booklist"

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