Post by cauldronbrewer on Feb 10, 2013 16:39:00 GMT
Basil Copper - The House of the Wolf (Arkham House, 1983)
Stephen E. Fabian
I enjoyed this old-school werewolf novel more than The Great White Space. They're both ridiculous, but The House of the Wolf features a lot more action and a lot less waiting around than Copper's Lovecraftian opus about inter-dimensional portals and clotted-cream pastries. Folklore scholars with expertise on topics such as lycanthropy, vampirism, and witchcraft meet in a Hungarian castle to present academic papers. Unfortunately for them and the family of their host, Count Homolky, there is a wolf--or maniac, or werewolf, or all three--in the fold. Lectures are given, teas are served, bodies pile up, and wolves are hunted!