Is it a full moon?!

I decided to ease into RIPIX this year with a short story. I picked up a vintage copy of Cycle of the Werewolf over the summer at a second hand bookshop. I had no yet read this particular Stephen King short story, and I really liked the format and the illustrations.

Cycle of the Werewolf is about a small Maine town (shocking!) that has a visit from a werewolf. Things get weirder and more gruesome as each month passes. The town is terrorized every month, and on he eve of the full moon, untold dangers lurk around every corner.

This is a very quick read. It is beautifully illustrated and is written at the full moon each month. It wasn't the best Stephen King I've ever read, but it wasn't terrible either. It was just a good quick read with a little twist as we tried to work out who it was that was the werewolf. What made the novel was definitely the illustrations - it really added to the story. 

I'd recommend this to fans of King and those looking for a quickie read. As far as werewolf tales goes, this is a pretty decent and is intense right from the get go. 

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  1. Wow! I've never read a Stephen King story with illustrations. I bet it really adds to the creep factor!

    1. They really do add a lot- it is interesting to see it paired with his writing!