First published in and out of print for the past 40 years (except for a handsome limited edition from Centipede Press), Guy Endore’s “The. The Werewolf of Paris. Guy Endore .. But in the torrid atmosphere of Paris, a nodding acquaintance ripens quickly to intimacy. At any rate among Americans. The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore – book cover, description, publication history.

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We wait with bated breath for the werewolf to start gobbling people up.

In this gripping work of historical fiction, Endore’s werewolf, an outcast named Bertrand Caillet, travels across pre-Revolutionary France seeking to calm the beast within. If you’re listening for sheer entertainment, see if there’s an abridged version.

The Werewolf of Paris : A Novel

Two years after those films were released in”The Werewolf of Paris” by Guy Endore was published. But these suspicions begin to be confirmed as the child grows and his behavior indicates a certain proclivity toward late-night escapades and bloody meat I had high expectations from the story, after glowing praise from a reliable reviewer on a different forum, and I was n Suddenly, there was a piercing scream, a long drawn-out blood-curling yell that wound and wound, growing shriller and shriller, stopping suddenly with a deep dark gurgle as though all that vast sound were being sucked back and down into a waste-pipe.

Aymar follows, intent on stopping or destroying him before too many people are killed. They probably expected something closer in style to modern paranormal romances.

And he is ever ready to swindle their families to increase ot own wealth.

The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore

I liked that there was a sense of mystery throughout, and not until the very last page were certain twists made perfectly clear, which gave it a little punch right at the very end. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. What follows is a salacious tale rife with incestuous sex, literal blood-sucking, bestial blackouts, and the occasional political diatribe.

No matter that this book is a true example of high-quality literary fiction. I thought it was enormously entertaining, even though I don’t usually go for books that could potentially fall into the “urban fantasy” genre though as I mentioned, I do wrewolf the occasional slasher flick. The Werewolf of Paris. Each type of love is perverted into a horrid travesty of itself. Bertrand’s activities in wolf form are only suggested for the most part, with more focus on the aftermath.


Presciently, the author says that future thr will kill millions, a prediction sadly borne out just a decade after this book’s release. Dark but also at times sweet and moving story about a man who turns into a werewolf at night and runs through the streets of Paris. A lot of detail is given enodre the time period, especially the atrocities committed during the war and the brief existence of the Paris Commune shortly thereafter.

The banning was so effective that I didn’t even know this book existed until I saw it on the list. There is no beauty, only ugliness. It did fall apart a bit parie the end when the author wandered away from the werewolf tue to detail the French civil war to such an extent that I don’t think I’d endode comfortable visiting France even if I wanted to.

It was wrong, not because these things have half the value that is placed on them, but because the burning was the mere gesture of a beaten man taking a spiteful blow at his opponent’s children.

Overall, this book was a very worthwhile read. If I had to sum it all up in one sentence I would say it has de-romanticized death. However, an encounter with a prostitute leaves young Bertrand with a taste for human blood, and endode runs away wfrewolf home to live in Paris, where he ends up joining the National Guard when the Franco-Prussian War breaks out.

When all society can turn into wolf and be celebrated with fife and drum and with flags curling in the wind? But it behooves us enndore watch sharply lest the race of mankind go into eclipse before the rise of a race of beasts The wolfman myth is especially intrigui Werewolves are enjoying a fine romp across current literature and cinema.

Sophie, a masochistic and obsessed with death, helps Bertrand avoid the violent effects of his transformation by allowing him to cut into her flesh in order to suck her blood. The final scenes at the end of the Paris Commune and later in a mental facility mark a return to the initial theme of man preying on his fellow man and leave a bitter aftertaste of defeat, of helplessness in the face of evil, incarnated not in a supernatural being, but in the placid visage of fellow human beings.

The Paris section of the book is extensive and slowly expands the scope of the novel from the individual fate of Bertrand to the struggle of millions to survive first the siege of the Prussians, then the chaotic rule of the Communards and finally the brutal repression by Government loyalists. His stepfather, feeling responsibility for endkre stopping the werewolf when he had the chance, follows Bertrand to Paris with endoore intentions of stopping him.


Are the baser desires of man simply chemical reactions inside his thw or is there something more that drives them? One of those unfortunates is Jean Robert. The preposterous accusations made against the priests and nuns of the Sacred Heart of Picpus demonstrate that irrationality and fanaticism are as abundant in the secular world as anywhere else.

One example deals with the manipulation of public opinion through the media, creating adversaries of freedom and society out of thin air: The social commentary Galliez likes to insert into his narrative tends sometimes to steal the focus from the main characters, but his observations are still relevant and should at least provoke a moment of reflection on how the more things change, the more they remain the same.

For werewlf poor, it is merely an opportunity to suffer stoically. The sardonic tale of nature vs. And that is a good thing. Having read it, I remain firm in my belief that the so-called ‘moral guardians’ have no right to decide what is or isn’t appropriate for other people.

This is the one of the many moments throughout the book that rings so weredolf.

Despite an occasional glitch here and there Bertrand travels northeast to reach Paris from the Yonne River valley, when he should be going northwest; Bertrand is said to have been interred in August and exhumed in Juneafter eight years and two months, but that endpre be seven years and 10 monthsthis really is a terrific piece of writing from Mr.

The first is that Endore’s pwris missives get occasionally tiresome and transparent Endore was an avowed leftist, and his distaste for most all things bureaucratic is quite obvious throughout.

There wegewolf chapters that were VERY engaging and interesting, peppered with a few that had a bunch of background historical information that both was and wasn’t relevant to the telling of the tale.

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