Why are werewolves such great monsters?Andrew Klavan Werewolf Cop Edgar Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Andrew Klavan explains it in a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger about his new novel, Werewolf Cop.

We also discuss the cultural and political mess of Europe, how Klavan became a conservative (or a “patriot,” as he likes to say), and why vampires are boring. Moreover, movie buffs will want to take notes when Klavan names the only two werewolf movies worth seeing. One thing’s for sure: This is a werewolf podcast worth hearing.

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  1. user_409996 Inactive

    I like the shift to the Werewolf.

    There was a Batman vs Dracula comic that kinda sorta started down that road.

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  2. Ricochet Member

    Sounds a little like the novel, “The Wolfman” by Nicolas Pekearo. The werewolf in the book has a friend who is a small town cop. It’s good, but sadly the author did not long after the book was published.

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  3. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
    Eugene Kriegsmann

    I just finished the book the other night. It would have been a lot better if it hadn’t been so comic bookish. There are some good scenes in it. Klavan definitely gets across the horror of being a werewolf when your moral compass is still intact.

    Interestingly, I absolutely agree with his choice of the two best werewolf films ever made. Lon Chaney’s performance in the original Wolfman was so much better than the recent remake, and that was totally due to Chaney’s marvelous persona.

    American Werewolf in London was just simply fantastic. I cannot find a single part of that film that wasn’t perfect. I wish I could say the same for Klavan’s book. I like Andrew Klavan, his political commentary, etc. However, the book was just not written at an adult enough level to be really good.

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  4. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil Fawlty

    There wolf cop!

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  5. Ansonia Member

    The podcast wasn’t long enough.
    Andrew Klavan, I couldn’t stop reading The Identity Man until I had finished it. I love that book. I have, and will start reading, Werewolf Cop.

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  6. Beowulf's accountant Member
    Beowulf's accountant

    I should get my copy from Amazon tomorrow. Can’t wait to tear into it.

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  7. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue

    I call us just patriots.”- unsurprisingly well-said, Mr. Klavan.

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