Monday, November 29, 2010

The Sacred Book of the Werewolf

The Sacred Book of the Werewolf: a novel by Victor Pelevin 335 pp.

This is not your typical werewolf story. The main character A. Hu-li is, in fact, a 2000 year old Chinese werefox living in present day Russia and working as a 17 year old prostitute. She ends up in a relationship with Alexander, a Russian intelligence officer who just happens to be a werewolf. This book is part love story, part fantasy, part political/social commentary, and part eastern philosophy. Convoluted, interesting, somewhat confusing, intriguing and very hard to explain.

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