Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Two Creepy Book Trailers

I got an email about Glen Duncan's book The Last Werewolf, out July 12th.  Looks and sounds interesting.  From the Knopf youtube page:

Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but you'd never suspect it. Nonstop sex and exercise will do that for you—and a diet with lots of animal protein. Jake is a werewolf, and after the unfortunate and violent death of his one contemporary, he is now the last of his species. Although he is physically healthy, Jake is deeply distraught and lonely.

Jake's depression has carried him to the point where he is actually contemplating suicide—even if it means terminating a legend thousands of years old. It would seem to be easy enough for him to end everything. But for very different reasons there are two dangerous groups pursuing him who will stop at nothing to keep him alive.

Here is a powerful, definitive new version of the werewolf legend—mesmerising and incredibly sexy. In Jake, Glen Duncan has given us a werewolf for the twenty-first century—a man whose deeds can only be described as monstrous but who is in some magical way deeply human. 

One of the most original, audacious, and terrifying novels in years.

I heard about this second book a while back and unfortunately forgot about it.  Thankfully, Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews posted the synopsis and trailer, and it's now firmly at the top of my to be read pile.  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, has one of the best book trailers I've ever seen.  It's in stores now. 

From Irreference's youtube page:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.

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