werewolves, laudanum and high fashion

Today I finished Lonely Werewolf Girl (by Martin Millar) for the second time. It has become one of my favorite books.

I don’t often re-read books. In fact, it’s extremely rare. It’s not that I don’t want to re-read books. I re-watch movies all the time. In fact, I typically enjoy a movie the most on the second or third viewing. Were I to make a list of books that I think would be fun to re-read, it would be long. But the fact of the matter is that the list of books I want to read for the first time is also long, and as much as I like cozying up to a familiar story, I enjoy exploring a new one even more.

So I don’t often go back to books. But I came back to this one.

It would be hard for me to tell you why in a blog post. All three of the words in the title of this post are not only relevant to Millar’s book, they are key to the plot. How could I possibly explain their connectedness in such a short amount of space without confusing you or sounding like an idiot? Answer: I can’t.

Maybe you have no interest in Werewolves. Maybe you’ve never heard of Martin Millar. Maybe you aren’t even sure you know what laudanum is. Even if all of that is true, if you like a good, engaging story, you should read this book. Hell, I’m half tempted to pick it right back up and dive into it for a third time. Eventually, I will.

For now, though, I have a date with a girl with a dragon tattoo.

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