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Just what I needed

Quick shout out today to Glen Duncan, author of (among other books) The Last Werewolf, and Talulla Rising, for this great line in TR that had me shaking with silent laughter on the bus ride to work this morning:

Learn anatomy, Jake told me. It helps. Why do you think doctors can live with being such assholes?

If you only knew how a propos that is to my life right now. I’m loving Walker, too, although I just met him. So funny. Maybe I shouldn’t be laughing at him, but he’s killing me. There’s no limit to my inappropriateness, either, it seems. Talulla would understand, though.


Writer of vampire stories and science fiction. First novel, "Revenants Abroad", available now at Amazon. If you like a vampire you can go out drinking with and still respect yourself in the morning, I think you'd like Andrej.

13 thoughts on “Just what I needed

  1. It’s nice when we connect to something when we read a story or a novel from a favorite author. Hopefully, your silent laughter, with possible body language, infected the others on the bus in having a good day! You’ve written about this book before, and you seem to really enjoy it. I may have to give it a try when I can get a copy of it. Hope your spirits remain in good humour over the weekend. πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks, Jeff. I love his writing, I think he’s brilliant. If you decide to read it, start with the first one or you won’t have any idea what’s going on. The Last Werewolf was so good, and Talulla Rising is turning out to be equally good. I believe there’s a third book yet to come, at least I hope they’re still planning a third.


  2. Haha! Great line. And I love to see peeps laughing when they’re reading something.

    A while back, there was a young lady walking down my street with a book in front of her face, cracking up. It was lovely to see that…someone totally engrossed in their book, laughing, not caring what anyone else might think. πŸ™‚


  3. This book has some excellent lines, really funny, which you might not expect in a book about werewolves, but Duncan writes some hysterical characters. It’s the weirdest juxaposition of gore and horror with the most intimate thoughts and fears and desires, and humor. I read his books and want to rip up everything I’ve ever written (well, metaphorically, since most of it’s never been printed out).


  4. Will check out this author and by the way, I love when I first click on and that well built angel greets me in a flash…before I forget, was thinking of you when I watched a film on the writer Margaret Mitchell on I’m on a PBS kick. I loathe the reenactments but the history of her writing and publishing Gone With The Wind made me think of you, another novelist. It’s fascinating is all I can say so perhaps you’ll have a look-see. You can watch it on the computer if you go to the site and hit video. It’s the Grand Masters series.


    1. Fair warning: It does get fairly graphic in places. The film on Margaret Mitchell sounds really good, I’ll definitely look for it. Those insipid reenactment sequences annoy me, too. Just tell me. Have interviews with historians or scholars, show pictures or paintings from the era. I don’t need the silly dramatizations. If it was a bio-pic about her, that would be one thing. But in a documentary it’s just irritating.


      1. This is very irritating but her lore certainly isn’t. The story of her getting published is really amazing. GWTW almost lived in a drawer. She was also quite stunning to look at and a real rebel for her time. Like the Dame.


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