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The Craving

LTD Books, Jan 2003, 170 pp.
ISBN: 1553168879

After dealing with a haunted house and an island that appears and disappears at will, one would think that Jackson Rutledge, part time sports columnist for the Toronto Star and full time mystery writer, and his partner Sabrina, also a writer would have had enough of the supernatural. However, Sabrina is working on a book about shapeshifters and the natural born werewolves want to stop her. One of them eats her editor, intercepts her e-mail, and tries to arrange a mating with Jackson. By the time they figure out what is happening, they decide to travel to the small mill town of Atschen to talk to the one person who might be able to help them.

Professor Gunther Velben has settled in Atschen because he knows there is a large population of werewolves in the area. His mission in life is to destroy as many of them as possible and he believes he can kill all of them at their special ritual when they all gather together. Jackson and Sabrina are drafted into helping them, a risky endeavor that may cost all of them their lives.

There is nothing romantic or likable about the werewolves in THE CRAVING because they are bestial cannibals who love human flesh. T.K. shields has written a very exciting horror story in which the lead couple battle because it is the right thing to do. They do not look at themselves as heroes but as people who want to exterminate a deadly animal that is inimical to humanity. This is an exciting, at times gory book.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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