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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Banned in A Are the baser desires of man simply chemical reactions inside his head or is there something more endor drives them? It is Sophie who insists that Bertrand feed from her. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. This article needs additional citations for verification.

It wasn’t particularly effective even then. Overall, this was a pretty good book that deserves to be up there with the other classic monsters of the silver screen. Here is a story that has a little bit of everything: The atheistic worldview is also treated in this ambitious novel. It also offers a very frank appraisal of sexual proclivities and their link to violence.

Check date values in: Filled with choppy writing that is neither creative nor original, plus the endless sentences that seem to drag on, this book was more of a hassle to read than anything else. He struggles with coming to terms with what he is which adds a lot of depth to his character. Aymar takes the boy and the mother under his wing, to be raised in the country, away from the corrupting influence of werewold big city.

All those calloused, dirty hands that wanted to touch her with intimate caresses. I think I would’ve enjoyed an abridged version very much.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. All the bloodshed and cruelty has spoiled Paris for me, it would seem. The book does come up with some intriguing ways of explaining the nature and origin of werewolves — theories involving multiple souls in a single body, and single souls in multiple bodies.


This page novel was published in by leftist American novelist Guy Endore born Samuel Goldstein. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. There’s a little bit of Werweolf.

When a wolf starts terrorising their village, his uncle Aymar starts to believe that there is more to Bertrand’s violent mood swings than meets the eye. However, it is a fine tale of compulsion, both physical and sexual, and it questions human nature itself. They probably expected something closer in style to modern paranormal romances. Apr 17, Terry rated it liked it Shelves: This book has a slow start and occasional disjointed jumping in the middle of the narrative, but once it gets going it is a riveting story set against an intriguing historical backdrop.

Indeed, the horror aspect is really only background for the grand-sweep horror story Endore wishes to relate. Their kind increases like flies. The deft conversational move from the exploits of drunk Eliane to the philosophy behind bestial possession is reminiscent again of one seminal moment in all horror films: I would have gladly read the author’s sardonic prose offered in the framing story for itself, but enter a werewolf story we must, however tenuously the excuse to do so. One great thing about this book is that it flew by.

They were sold to a butcher who catered to the wealthy. Caillet is later raised by Aymar Galliez, the nephew of the woman who had hired the peasant girl as a maid, and his notes on Caillet, purportedly found many years later by the author, form the kernel of this tale. Bertrand is meant to draw the reader’s sympathy for his tragic plight but he is a little two dimensional to really draw you in. You will be taken captive by the very first sentences of this unnerving legend of man-monster Bertrand.


The Werewolf of Paris : A Novel

I decided to challenge myself further by choosing one banned in my home country and wasn’t I surprised when I found this book on the list. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature. Aymar follows, intent on stopping or destroying him before too many people are killed. And to think he accomplishes so much in or so pages! And that explains how there are men in this world who are only monsters in disguise, playing for a moment at being men, the kings of creation.

An episodic tale, the story wanders through 19th Century France and into hotspots like the Franco-Prussian war.

It makes me wonder what else has managed to slip by me without noticing. Can the beast within Bertrand Caillet be controlled?

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Fortunately for you I restrained myself a bit, but here is one I especially found interesting, told in a certain character’s language: I haven’t read enough to be able to declare Endore is the first writer to use the myth, but he is definitely one that made it popular. He is the enemy within. Most of the elements we have come to associate with the werewolf myth are present here: The man then only dreams of his wolf-life. There are risque and disturbing elements–rape, incest, etc, yet the story is shot through with dark humor.