Chat about werewolves
Updated: June 19, 2012 6:12PM
A beast on the bluffs of Northern California attacks Reuben Golding, a young reporter for the San Francisco Observer, and the event changes his life, for good and bad, forever. This is the plot of The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice, the featured book for the next meeting of The Pioneer Page Turners on line book club.
Rice is best known for her vampire series, beginning with Interview with the Vampire, but she’s also written novels on witches, ghosts and mummies, so it only seems appropriate for her to try her hand at writing werewolves.
Rice seems to be drawn to the supernatural, especially those characters who are prisoners of moral complexity. It could be what leads her to write tales where the creature is a monster by chance, not by choice. As she did with her vampires, she wanted to explore the seductive side of the werewolf legend, and has turned lycanthropy into a gift rather than a curse.
The live, on line chat for The Wolf Gift will take place at 7 p.m. July 10. For more information or to join the chat, visit http://blogs.pioneerlocal.com/bookclub/.