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Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King: an Illustrated Short Story review


Late one cold January night, it begins.  An attack on a lone man, trapped in a shack along the railroad tracks.  And so goes the year…the cycle of the Werewolf… as one tiny town suffers the fate of a creature whose bloodlust cannot be satisfied.

General Information:

-Genre: Horror 

-Author/Illustrator: Stephen King, illustrated by Berni Wrightston

-Number of Pages: 128 pages

-Where to Read: support local booksellers (many can order books for you if they are not in stock), or look at your local library (like I did!)

-Page of Reference in RPO: 62

Review (contains spoilers):

An interesting idea to a story.  Each chapter contains an illustration and then the short story for that month.  Progressing from January to December the story follows a town that is being ravaged by the attack of a werewolf.

It’s a simple concept put together with concise writing.  I haven’t read enough of King to know if this is his normal writing style (though after slogging through half of IT I have the feeling being concise isn’t his forte).  So for that I find it an interesting exercise in varying writing styles by a well-known author.

Honestly, interesting but not really a life changing read.  Defiantly something for people who are interested in writing studies from their favorite authors.

The illustrations are simple and well thought through.


Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

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