Book Review: The Pack

The Pack
Author: Jason Starr
Pages: 352  pgs
Reading Level: Adult
Published: June 7th 2011
Review Source: Berkley - Penguin Group
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

Summary: (from goodreads) The Pack is different. The publisher described this debut novel as "a compelling, contemporary novel about job loss, real estate, anxiety, parenting—and werewolves." At its vortex is Simon Burns, a young man thrust by joblessness into a role that he clearly dreads: stay-at-home dad. As family tensions rise, Simon is drawn deeper and deeper into a circle of other playground dads. The companionship that first provides him with much needed comfort takes a dangerous leap into the unknown. Before long, the discomforted dad realizes that he himself is changing in most disturbing ways. Editor's recommendation.

Life was not going well for Simon Burns, marriage undergoing therapy, suddenly fired from his job and has no choice but to become a full time stay at home dad to his 3 year old son. After a rough beginning things start falling into a routine with his son, until he encounters a group of dads that seemed to be in his same position. After a get together with his new friends, he wakes up in the middle of the woods in New Jersey, with no clothes, can't remember how he got there and has the strangest feelings. From here on things start to get weird, his ex-boss is found mauled by an animal, and he can't shake off the nightmares that he had something to do with it. Now, his life as he knew it is no longer, creating the need to find why and what changed it, developing all kind of events.

A very creative novel about not your typical werewolf, sexy and full of unexpected turns with an open anticlimactic ending which leaves you to use your imagination as to what the answers will be.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this review Trudy! I thought this sounded like something I'd like and perhaps my husband. I'm going to have to look into it more now that I've seen a review. :)


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