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Werewolf Wednesday! John's Review of BLOOD AND RAIN by Glenn Rolfe

Title: Blood and Rain
Author: Glenn Rolfe
Publisher: Poltergeist Press
Cover Designer: Rooster Republic/Don Noble 
I’ll be honest, I was skeptical about going into Blood and Rain. I had never read a Glenn Rolfe novel and I’m not big on werewolves in any medium. Not that I don’t like them, I just haven’t cared much one way or the other. The Poltergeist Press reissue of this novel is what led me here, as I’m a fan of the publisher. 

I’m now a fan of the author as well.

Blood and Rain is the story of a town plagued by tragedy. The story of Sheriff Fischer as he struggles to cope with the bloodshed of the past while preparing to face the horror again.  The book begins with the pedal to the metal, bloodshed permeating through the prologue, setting the stage for the subsequent pages. After the initial carnage, Rolfe lets his foot off the gas, using the time between the Werewolf cycles to get you acquainted with the characters. Before long, you genuinely care for Joe Fischer and his daughter Sonya. You feel bad for the past massacre that ruined the lives of the people in this small town. As the next full moon approaches, Rolfe amps up the tension and puts his foot back on the gas, before you know it, blood, guts and body parts are flying all over the place. Make no mistake, the creatures here are no lovestruck monsters. Rolfe’s Lycanthropes are blood-thirsty monsters who live to kill, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Blood and Rain is an excellent piece of horror fiction. Like I mentioned before, I’m not big on Werewolves, but Blood and Rain is the standard I’ll be using to judge them in future reads.


John is a native of Cranston, Rhode Island. He served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, deploying twice to Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s a lover of all things horror, pizza and cheeseburgers.  When he’s not reading or watching boxing he spends his time with his amazing wife and two beautiful sons.


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