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.
-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.