Friday, 24 September 2010

POETRY BOOK REVIEW: Werewolf Haiku - Ryan Mecum

Release Date: 24/09/10


These pages contain the heartbreaking story of a repressed man who slowly loses control of his inner beast after he's bitten by a werewolf. As he wrestles with the monster inside, he chronicles his feelings and urges in a haiku journal. The resulting poems are gross, strange, dark and hilarious. Together, they tell the story of a mailman who is in love with a woman on his route, but has never had the courage to tell her. As the beast comes out, wreaking havoc on his life, the man learns that his werewolf side might actually be able to help him in his quest for love.


Having read the previous titles by this author (Zombie Haiku and Vampire Haiku) I knew pretty much what I was getting. The poetry is apt for the supernatural reader and is something to buy the intellectual Loup Garou about town. It’s quirky, it’s funny and to be honest, I had a blast reading it (although perhaps a Silver Bullet might have be worth having to hand if a number of these Haiku’s seem awfully familiar. LOL) Great stuff.

1 comment:

Pat Hollett said...

Reading that description of the book's contents and your review brought a grin to my face. It sounds like a quirky sort of book and I hadn't heard about those Vampire, Zombie or Werewolf Haiku books until I read your review. I'll check them out! Thanks Gareth