The Book of Were-Wolves Paperback – Aug 1 2002
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About the Author
Roy A. Sites is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of South Florida. He received the King-O'Neal Medal in 1984, the University's highest award for academic excellence, for his work in the Honor's Program in Psychology. He subsequently earned his Master of Liberal Arts degree through the Department of Humanities and taught at the University of South Florida for 5 years. Mr. Sites has a long standing interest in ancient, classical and medieval literature. His personal library of over 1000 volumes spans the years 3,000 B.C. to the present, with a heavy emphasis on ancient Greek & Roman literature, Medieval European and Arabic works, Early Church writings and contemporary Christian theology. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
I give it three stars because it is informative, it is a historic recounting of the myth, going back centuries to what was then contemporary (1880's), but be advised that it is very unsettling and absolutely NOT intended for children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I would've given it 5 stars, but the typos were distracting at times. If you're into werewolves, the myth of others, you'll enjoy this book. I really like the fact that I got it for free.
The first section contains the myths of werewoles and the author went to extreme effort to collect many myths of werewolves and other were-creatures. The second section contains historical trial records on criminals that claimed they were werewolves or were committing other horrors that myth associated with werewolves. I couldn't finish this book because the crimes commited were too obscene for me to stomach.
Overall though it was a very interesting book. If you are intersted in psycology, myths, or criminal history then you should get this book, especially for free from kindle.
The first 60% of the book details the various tales of werewolves and their characteristics and the later 40% details the authors idea that werewolves are are simply men driven into a sort of primal rage and hallucinating.
Great read, highly recommended.
That being said, this book was nothing at all what I expected it to be. The origins are painstakingly researched, and even after having read so much, there were still some very new ideas, interesting events described within. Really, a fascinating read that delves deep into the origins and speculations regarding werewolf lore that can be appreciated by traditional horror fans and lovers of supernatural type romances alike.