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The Wolf Gift The time is the present The place the rugged coast of northern California A bluff high above the Pacific A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest A

  • Title: The Wolf Gift
  • Author: Anne Rice
  • ISBN: 9780307595119
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Wolf Gift By Anne Rice, The time is the present.The place, the rugged coast of northern California A bluff high above the Pacific A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer an older woman, welcoming him into her magnificent, historic family home that he has been sent to write abThe time is the present.The place, the rugged coast of northern California A bluff high above the Pacific A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer an older woman, welcoming him into her magnificent, historic family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency A chance encounter between two unlikely people an idyllic night shattered by horrific unimaginable violence.The young man inexplicably attacked bitten by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing who what he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and surprising capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as the Man Wolf, by authorities, the media and scientists evidence of DNA threaten to reveal his dual existence As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world questions of why and how he has been given this gift of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness of the profound realization that there are others like him who may be watching guardian creatures who have existed throughout time and may possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge and throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.

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    1. A young reporter narrowly escapes being mauled by a man wolf and soon finds himself changing into a man wolf by the light of the moon He begins taking the law into his own hands and soon has a horde of police and scientists looking for him, as well as others of his kindEver run into an old flame and try to rekindle the spark For years, I was a devout Anne Rice fan, wolfing down the Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches books with reckless abandon After a few years of that, I started seeing [...]

    2. Originally, I gave The Wolf Gift four stars, because I did like its story, and it was fun to read despite a few boring parts and many infodumps , but there s a reason I m giving The Wolf Gift three stars, which I will explain later on in this review.Pros of The Wolf Gift1 First off, I loved the descriptions of the Nideck house They really painted an image in my head of this big, elegant house overlooking the sea 2 Marin County was one of the main settings in The Wolf Gift I loved seeing names an [...]

    3. Before I begin this review I have to mention a few things I have read several reviews both here on and on and I have to say people don t get it They don t get this book, they read drivel like 50 Shades of Grey or Twilight and believe that those books are good examples of supernatural and or erotic literature They are not For every person that is grossed out by icky Morphenkind Human sexual relations or turned off on the whole novel because they main character starts out by cheating on his girlfr [...]

    4. Here s a little history I read Anne Rice when I was a teenager back in 1976 Yep, I was sixteen When I was twenty five, Anne blew my mind with The Vampire Lestat Hail the Brat Prince Damn, I still think Lestat is one of the best characters ever and yes, he has influenced my writing In fact, I raced through the novel again to prime myself for The Wolf Gift To backtrack, I thought the Mayfair Witches series was amazing I still don t understand how HBO hasn t crafted a killer series from those books [...]

    5. So, the Wolf Gift.What can I say It could only have been written by Anne Rice I m actually stumped as to how someone who hasn t read any of Anne Rice s books before would feel about this novel.I get the feeling that the world of Anne Rice s books and the actual world have grown farther and farther apart as the years go by No one dresses the way they do in her books No one speaks the way they do in her books Certainly she had no concept of age The hero, Reuben already has his Masters at 23, for e [...]

    6. Stopped reading for good I don t stop reading a book very often, but I hated the writing, especially the inconsistency of the narrator s tone Hated I didn t expect to dislike it so much.

    7. Wow Just wow I had no idea Anne Rice had fallen so far I used to really like her Scratch that, I loved the Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches I stopped reading her after Blackwood Farm, and when she was in her God phase, I disowned her completely So, when I learned she was back , and with a supernatural themed book to boot, I was so excited Yeah, not so fast.This book was terrible Simply terrible I dragged through reading it for weeks, just because I felt I owed it to her from past love [...]

    8. At the end of this book my first thoughts werew to begin an amazing series of chronicles, and I hope that this is Rice s intention In my eyes not as good as her greats like Cry to Heaven, The Feast of All Saints or the earlier Vampire Chronicles, but definitely back to her original style And I weep with relief Gone is that evil demon who replaced Anne in Christian clothing for so long, replaced once again with the witty, intelligent woman who encompasses her tales around the great arguments of t [...]

    9. I love werewolf stories, incluidng The Pack by Jason Starr, Bitten by Kelly Armstrong, Carrie Vaughn s Kitty series, even the were creatures in the Sookie Stackhouse books I liked Interview With A Vampire and The Vampire Lestat I ve sampled from some of Anne Rice s other series as well because I keep hoping one of them will grab me the way those first two books did So far no luck I was really disappointed with the way The Wolf Gift was written The information dumps near the beginning brought the [...]

    10. My thoughts I ve been a fan of Anne Rice s writing since I read Interview with the Vampire, which is not to say that I ve liked everything she s written So it was with great curiosity and a bit of hope that I began to read The Wolf Gift I was not disappointed.The Wolf Gift struck me as a gentle story in many ways I know werewolves and gentle don t necessarily go together Yes, there is some violence, but mostly this book is an exploration of what it is to become a werewolf, of good versus evil It [...]

    11. Just started it, but so far it feels as if it were a talented amateur doing her best imitation of Anne Rice s style A week later and I m done.Has my early impression of the book changed, now that I m done Unfortunately, no.It s sad to say, but this novel is but a pale shadow of what Anne Rice used to deliver when creating one of her supernatural tales If you are a Rice fan, or a werewolf fan then by all means, give this novel a spin, you may enjoy it than I did If it s your first taste of Anne [...]

    12. To my knowledge this is only my second one star rating of a book I finishedah, it s that bad Years ago Anne Rice was one of my favorite writers Her prose was so rich, so picturesque Or maybe it s false memory I don t know One of us has changed.The Wolf Gift starts off as a rather typical modern day wolf man story but then quickly becomes Spiderman Yes I kid you not A reporter gets bit by a mutated animal hereby giving him super powers Powers he uses to fit evil and rescue the innocent Really, Ri [...]

    13. The below review will contain spoilers than I usually have in my book reviews, but I really felt it necessary to cite specific events in order to truly make my points Read with caution.The first thing I d like to say before we get into the meat of this review is that I have been a fan of Anne Rice since I first picked up Queen of the Damned in high school I think her writing is elegant, incorporating larger ideas into a well told story Through her works, I met a lot of the close friends that I [...]

    14. 2.5Con cada libro que pasa le pierdo m s la fe a Anne Rice Y lo lamento Sus libros anteriores realmente me gustaban, pero ltimamente est perdiendo el rumbo.Basta de vampiros, le ha tocado el turno a los lobos.Hac a mucho que no le a una novela que empezara directamente describiendo al protagonista Sigo sin saber si lo hizo as para evocar un estilo m s cl sico o a falta de un inicio mejor Dej moslo ah.Reuben es un periodista de 23 a os, rico, atractivo, que maneja un Porsche, que parecer a que es [...]

    15. Sometimes I d enjoy a book simply for its clever and action packed storyline Sometimes I d enjoy a book because of its ingenious and fascinating characters Sometimes I d enjoy a book due to its philosophical offerings and thought provoking details Often it d be a combination of all of these things.Unfortunately, The Wolf Gift was none of the above.It was rather disappointing, because believe it or not, this was my first ever Anne Rice book I knew about her popular Vampire Chronicles series but n [...]

    16. Reuben Golding is a talented new journalist who feels as if he is floundering around with no direction in his family of wealthy, talented people That all changes when he s bitten in a mysterious attack while writing about an old house on the seacoast He shortly discovers that the bite has turned him into a man wolf like a werewolf, but with the ability to change every night Oh, and also he has an insatiable desire to devour those who smell like evil His quest for answers about his new situation [...]

    17. Anne Rice is one of my all time favorite authors I consider her to be the godmomther of paranormal writing I have devoured her past paranormal books and waiting anxiously for her to get back into this gene When I saw she had written a Werewolf book I was jumping with joy It had been a long time since I had enjoyed her work I ve been reading urban fantasy novels with quick pacing and dramatic events almost constantly I jumped into this novel expecting the Pow of the current writers in this gene I [...]

    18. The first few discs of this 14 discs tale was engaging as the main character was drawn into his illness But then, it became like a lot of other man wolf tales with introspections that didn t really lead anywhere and lots of sexual details I expected those things in a Rice story but the main story lost its drive so by disc 9 I shelved this one.The narrator, Ron McLarty, had a good grasp on the voices with the exception of the deep werewolf voices Something was off there at times OVERALL GRADE C t [...]

    19. I gotta say that this one seemed like a departure for Rice Instead of an out and out werewolf tale, she kinda mingles it with a superhero origin story A rare, modern novel from the author, The Wolf Gift is a much faster read than other books she has previously released.Also, there s a werewolf selfie at one point.

    20. Anne Rice seems to have finally gotten back on her stride She took a break for a while from writing paranormal novels to create a few works tied to a certain portion of the life of Jesus and a pair of novels connected with the guardian angel of an assassin Thankfully, she has returned to the style of book that she has always excelled at She does so with a whole new paranormal creature at least for her.Readers quickly get to know Reuben, a young man living in Southern California who seems to be a [...]

    21. Hard to believe this mindless fluff is from the same author who gave us the genius of Lestat and Memnoch Don t even bother with THE WOLF GIFT.

    22. I couldn t even finish this book, which is rare for me I never got into it and hated the main character I found very little I liked about him The prose is forced, none of the characters are developed, and the entire story was constrained I got the impression Rice felt obligated to write a new book and pounded it out just to get it out of the way The story went from dull to completely ridiculous I ve read almost all of Anne Rice s books, so I had high hopes for this She has completely lost her to [...]

    23. I read an advance reader s copy of this on the plane, courtesy of the publisher and Netgalley It was sort of disappointing, but it did keep me fairly engrossed It starts off beautifully, with a journalist, a poetic and handsome young man named Reuben, meeting an older woman at her gorgeous spooky old mansion in the isolated redwoods of Northern California, inherited from an exotic uncle who mysteriously disappeared Bites, wolfishness, philosophical and religious ponderings, and the interesting [...]

    24. I expected , much , when Anne Rice tackled the werewolf genre It was strangely unrewarding to find that, according to Ms Rice, werewolves are not only able to control their changes, distinguish between right and wrong, but in fact are genetically programed to attack only irredeemably evil human beings What fun is that And it turns out that there s no anguish to being a werewolf actually, it s the next thing to heaven As Ms Rice envisions the curse, I mean, the Gift, who wouldn t want to be one T [...]

    25. What a tremendous disappointment it is to read my first Anne Rice novel The first 200 pages were stilted and lifeless without depth of character It lacked passion It became mildly interesting during the 2nd half of the book, but it was bogged down by philosophical meanderings ad nauseaum that were too poetic to be considered entertaining or enriching If only time had been given to plot and character development and less on the authors ethereal wanderings In the end, it was if I was sitting in t [...]

    26. I expect better from Anne Rice, and give this book fewer stars than I would if it were written by a lesser writer Ms Rice has turned her towering talents in many directions over the course of her career, but I thought in this turn her purpose undermined her storytelling At times the writing is so fluid and the technical aspects so smooth that you have to stand back and admire it In my case, I literally took notes But then the disappointment The story loses momentum, and it becomes apparent that [...]

    27. I fell in love with Anne Rice s Vampire books over 20 years ago We parted ways when she was heavy into her religion thing, so I was curious what this book would bring to the table Reuben is a 23 year old guy who is beautiful, wealthy, intelligent, drives a Porsche and has a fabulous job as a reporter at a newspaper All just a little too much to be able to relate to Reuben s troubles start when he interviews a wealthy woman in a beautiful, remote mansion After sleeping with her of course , he is [...]

    28. I was a little concerned when I first bought this book and then read some of the reviews of it on here People were really ripping into it WellI hate to say itbut they weren t entirely wrong about this book Okay, Before I go on any further, I want to say that I love Anne Rice I think she s a great storyteller and her other books that I read were awesome I mean Interview With the Vampire and her other vampire books were great I had wanted to read a werewolf novel for a long time and when I heard t [...]

    29. A meal worthy of eating The appetizer was simple, a little redundant even, and not at all what I expected from such a famous chef, but once I bit into the main course, I couldn t stop eating until the meal was finished The dessert wasn t as mouth watering as the entree, especially when I began to feel I should have said grace before it, but it hit the spot nonetheless and I was able to walk away with a full belly.

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