Talulla Rising

Talulla Rising When I change I change fast The moon drags the whatever it is up from the earth and it goes through me with crazy wriggling impatience I m twisted torn churned throttled then rushed through a blind

  • Title: Talulla Rising
  • Author: Glen Duncan
  • ISBN: 9780307595096
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When I change I change fast The moon drags the whatever it is up from the earth and it goes through me with crazy wriggling impatience I m twisted, torn, churned, throttled then rushed through a blind chicane into ludicrous power A heel settles A last canine hurries through A shoulder blade pops The woman is a werewolf The woman is Talulla Demetriou ShWhen I change I change fast The moon drags the whatever it is up from the earth and it goes through me with crazy wriggling impatience I m twisted, torn, churned, throttled then rushed through a blind chicane into ludicrous power A heel settles A last canine hurries through A shoulder blade pops The woman is a werewolf The woman is Talulla Demetriou She s grieving for her werewolf lover, Jake, whose violent death has left her alone with her own sublime monstrousness On the run, pursued by the hunters of WOCOP World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena , she must find a place to give birth to Jake s child in secret The birth, under a full moon at a remote Alaska lodge, leaves Talulla ravaged, but with her infant son in her arms she believes the worst is over until the windows crash in, and she discovers that the worst has only just begun What follows throws Talulla into a race against time to save both herself and her child as she faces down the new, psychotic leader of WOCOP, a cabal of blood drinking religious fanatics, and rumor has it the oldest living vampire Harnessing the same audacious imagination and dark humor, the same depths of horror and sympathy, the same full tilt narrative energy with which he crafted his acclaimed novel The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan now gives us a heroine like no other, the definitive twenty first century female of the species.

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    1. ”Life's generally artless but it does get these occasional hard-ons for plot. It connects things, nefariously, behind your back, and before you know it you're in the final act of a lousy movie.”Talulla is eight months pregnant, on the run from an organization called World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena (WOCOP), and trying to stay under the radar of a nest of vampires. Yes, vampires, which would be weird enough, but what makes things even weirder is:Talulla is something spe [...]

    2. Talulla Demetriou, you have been a Very Bad GirlI felt like I was literally on a roller coaster while reading this book. I have to admit that did I have my doubts before reading. Hearing from Jakes POV in the first book was fun and interesting, so I felt iffy with this one because Duncan decided to switch up to Talulla's POV. But I ended up liking Talulla's voice even more than Jake's. I felt that Talulla brought something to this book, something that first book kind of lacked, and that is emoti [...]

    3. Part of the appeal of paranormal fiction lies in watching an author navigate the protocols. How much of a world does he plan to build? How will he balance his human/inhuman dynamics? Will there be depth and complication enough to curry fascination? Can he sell heroism in a transformed realm? Rarest to encounter, and priceless when found: Beneath all the imaginative sleight-of-hand, will he be making a point here? Does he have something (beyond a wild tale) that he's determined to impart?Talulla [...]

    4. Wow that was good! I really enjoyed the first book in this series The Last Werewolf but this was even better. Talulla is a magnificent creature - a werewolf of course but we mostly see her as a human and one who is dealing with major issues. I loved the idea of baby werewolves, babies who turn into wolf puppies when the moon is full. And they have the same dietary needs as the adult werewolves. Sometimes this book gets a bit gruesome but then these are werewolves we are talking about. Lots of va [...]

    5. When I was listening to THE LAST WEREWOLF, I wasn't sure I would continue on with the series. I liked the bloodiness of it, and I enjoyed the world building, but was less than thrilled with the tons of graphic sex going on. (view spoiler)[ EAT. FUCK. KILL. That's the werewolf mantra. (hide spoiler)] However, there was such a hook at the end of the narrative AND the library had the audio of this one in stock, and here we are!Right now, I feel the same way as I did when I finished the first book i [...]

    6. Talulla Rising starts off with a bang and keeps going almost all the way though to its crazy end. Edgy, action-packed, thoughtful, and definitely gristly, it’s an entertaining read. I enjoyed it. The book starts out with the grieving Talulla, eight months pregnant and on the run, hiding up in Alaska hoping to have her child. She’s assisted by the androgynous Cloquet (who made me think of Renfield) and a pack of wolves that snuggles up close to keep Talulla to warm after she’s had her babie [...]

    7. In the authors first werewolf novel 'The Last Werewolf' I liked the way he put you in P.O.V mode of the character and the memoir way we learned of the werewolf. I liked The whole interview with a vampire styled way it read like. There was more a faster pace change and was written differently with a stronger male character. Here in this novel, which can be read without reading the first, the werewolf is a female protagonist Talulla who's expectant. Most of the story captures your interest in the [...]

    8. Glen Duncan’s back with the follow up to the brilliant 2011 novel The Last Werewolf. I’ve been looking forward to see how the story continues as I personally felt the last novel left off with a bit of a cliff-hanger. Talulla Rising continues the story, now from the point of view of Talulla Demetriou; an exciting strong female protagonist, whom I loved simply because she is both kick-ass and full of inner torment. The novel kicks off with a brief look back at Talulla’s life before being tur [...]

    9. Talulla Rising is book two in Glen Ducan's The Last Werewolf trilogy. The first book, The Last Werewolf, came out in 2011 to much fanfare. I didn't think it lived up to the hype, but I still think it's a book that horror fans might like to check out. It's certainly nowhere near the literary heights of horror classics like Dracula or Frankenstein, but it does bring a grown-up werewolf to the contemporary literary scene.Let me start with what I liked about Talulla Rising:I like the world Duncan ha [...]

    10. Tallula Demetriou - the Greek-Irish American werewolf and the sole survivor of the lycanthropes from the incredible first novel, The Last Werewolf - is left alone and bereft following the death of her lover, Jake. Like Jake was, Tallula is now finds herself in ever present danger due to WOCOP (World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena) and some deity-like vampires. Amidst all this, Tallula is about to give birth. Can Tallula and her bloodline survive the monstrous world, while ironi [...]

    11. Dosta bolja od keca. Dopada mi se hemija izmedju svih likova, jedino je Talula skolna prenemaganju što mi baš i nije po volji. I tepanja poput "anđele", "dušice" i slično mi uopšte ne idu uz krvoločnog vukodlaka, čak i da onaj ljudski deo nije sastavljen iz razmeženog bogataškog delikventnog stvorenjaA i Voker je ispao prava bebicaMedlin je zakon :D

    12. Iako sam došla do zaključka da mi vukodlaci izgleda ne leže, moram da priznam da je "Talulin čopor" uzbudljiviji i zanimljiviji od svog prethodnika "Poslednjeg vukodlaka". Poslednjih 50 stranica su ODLIČNE, tako da sad jedva čekam treći deo.

    13. Loved this! as much as the one before it, The Last Werewolf. Talulla Rising doesn't pick up immediately where The Last Werewolf left off. Talulla is almost 8 months pregnant and is starting to have trouble with the pregnancy as well as full moon coming. In the throws of labor she is found by the vampires seeking her blood for the Helios project.Told in Talulla's point of view, the story sweeps you in and flows like water. Talulla is a strong female character that knows how to take charge and be [...]

    14. This took me forever to finish and I am a fast reader - I just kept putting it down and days would go by before I picked it up again. is the 2nd in a trilogy and overall the first (The Last Werewolf) was a better read. In this one Tululla, a werewolf, has two kid/werewolves and one is stolen by a secret society trying to strengthen an ubervamp anyway Talulla and her gang plot, get caught, plot, get caught, plot, get caughtc. And through-out their efforts to retrieve the stolen baby/wolf, we the [...]

    15. In this sequel to The Last Werewolf, we follow Tallula Demetriou as she, pregnant and close to giving birth, to her deceased lover's (the aforementioned last werewolf, Jake Marlowe, or so he thought in the previous book, until he ran into recently Turned Lulu and they fell in love) child. That is, until she gives birth to twins. On the run from Hunters (part of WOCOP, a global organization bent on destroying vampires and werewolves), and vampires determined to capture her and her child, for thei [...]

    16. Mislio sam da ću poslednjih stotinak strana ostaviti za sutra ali đavo mi nije dao mira i morao sam završiti knjigu večeras.Koliko god je Glen Dankan bio odličan narator u prvom delu, pišući u prvom licu ispovest poslednjeg vukodlaka, mužjaka, toliko je njegova transformacija u vukodlaka, ženku bila još bolja. U "Talulinom čoporu", Dankan nam je opet pružio jednu sirovu, prljavu, neuvijenu ali ovoga puta mnogo emotivniju priču u kojoj opet nije štedeo nikoga. Svako poglavlje/strani [...]

    17. I give this book ALL OF THE STARS. It was great, and even better than the first which I already loved. I won't talk about it too much since it's the middle of the trilogy and practically everything that I could talk about involves spoilers, but this is everything a sequel should be. The action was non-stop, the characters well drawn out (we get a different narrator here and it works brilliantly), and the story showed progress towards a definitive ending. This is really shaping up to be one of my [...]

    18. Book Info: Genre: Dark Urban FantasyReading Level: AdultRecommended for: fans of werewolf stories, those who like Duncan's style, those who find werewolves tragic and might like to see a different type.Trigger Warnings: Lots of “Mommy” triggers. If you have children, be prepared to cringe a lot. Rape (male, female). Murder.My Thoughts: This book is a sequel to The Last Werewolf (that review linked here where formatting allowed). Even the synopsis for this book has spoilers for the last, so i [...]

    19. This book is not half as good as the first one in Glen Duncan’s werewolf trilogy, The Last Werewolf. I had a number of problems with Talulla Rising:1)Most of the time, the story evinced pretty shoddy writing and the choices the author made about what to include in the story were puzzling:--The book seemed fixated on sex. This is not a criticism put forth due to prudery; its treatment just seemed so artless. It seemed as if every fourth thought in Lu’s head was about sex—nothing enlightenin [...]

    20. Talulla is in an Alaska cottage to have her baby. She is in hiding from WOCOP organisation and vampires who want to use her kind as a scientific experiment and assessment. But her life, and the life of her baby, is soon threatened when her hiding place is discovered and she needs to use every ounce of her being to fight to protect her family.Talulla Rising is the 2nd book in the Last Werewolf series by Glen Duncan and I felt this book was very different. In the Last Werewolf you meet Jake who de [...]

    21. After reading The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan and having a hard time getting into the story at first, I was a little hesitant to pick this one up. BOY AM I GLAD I DID!!!I have always loved werewolf stories, but of late, they seem to only be in romance novel disguised at horror or silly teenage heart-throb tales with shiny vampires Though there is plenty of romance, this is not a PG-13 tale of teenage longing. It is a visceral, violent adult story with true horror, lust, sex and gore. Following [...]

    22. This book had such promise: a world where vampires hunt (or is that breed) werewolfs (or werwulfs) and other oddities. The problem is the writing. I know this is a sequel, and perhaps that's the problem (I haven't read the first book). On the other hand, it could also be the writing style.Here's what I mean: far too much is alluded to in one place, with bits and pieces of explanation leaking out in a sort-of "nyah nyah I know what's going on and you don't" manner. Take Talulla's nightmares as an [...]

    23. Wonderful Read. Engrossing, driving force, very difficult to put down. Arguably as good as the first installment.

    24. Man, I really wanted to love Duncan's Talulla Rising as much as I loved The Last Werewolf, but I can't say that I did.Was it because I wasn't really in the mood for pages and pages of a pregnant werewolf's guilty conscience? Perhaps. There was a crispness to The Last Werewolf that I didn't find here in Duncan's sequel a fierce juxtaposition of language that I found exciting. But Talulla just wasn't as engrossing a character as Jake was. She's hung up on him (he died at the end of the first book) [...]

    25. Note: There are necessarily spoilers for Book One in this series, The Last Werewolf, but none for this book, the sequel.Talulla is a female werewolf who survived the murder of her werewolf lover Jake, killed by WOCOP, an anti-supernatural organization. WOCOP is still in the picture, but under new leadership and more outrageous than ever. The operatives of WOCOP seemed almost rational in Book One; in Book Two, the members are too deranged to be believable. Talulla was left with a surprise by Jake [...]

    26. I'm really going to miss this 'series', if it can be called that. This is only the second (and presumably last) book, but it feels like it could go on. Perhaps Duncan will return to it.Although not as stellar as the first, 'Talulla Rising' does offer something really unique and interesting- a sympathetic female protagonist that really shouldn't be. Talulla is a werewolf, and she kills without remorse (mostly). Her victims are not necessarily always innocent, but they aren't deserving of the fate [...]

    27. Flashback to more than a year ago, when I found out that Glen Duncan's next book was a werewolf tale: I balked at the news that one of my favorite living writers was poised to take on a genre that thoroughly disinterested me. It's not that my faith in Duncan isn't unwavering -- because it is, completely and infinitely -- but rather because I'm still not keen on this whole paranormal-beasties fad that's producing oceans of unreadable dross. And when I found out that the expected novel was the fir [...]

    28. TALULLA DEMETRIOU, YOU HAVE BEEN A VERY BAD GIRLWhen I change I change fast. The moon drags the whatever-it-is up from the earth and it goes through me with crazy wriggling impatience . . . I’m twisted, torn, churned, throttled—then rushed through a blind chicane into ludicrous power . . . A heel settles. A last canine hurries through. A shoulder blade pops. The woman is a werewolf.The woman is Talulla Demetriou. She’s grieving for her werewolf lover, Jake, whose violent death has left her [...]

    29. I know better than to criticize a book for what I wanted it to be, rather than for what the author was trying to accomplish. Still, I was disappointed by this sequel. THE LAST WEREWOLF was brilliant -- genre busting category fiction that was incredibly smart, witty, sophisticated and with a philosophical bent that gave the book unusual depth for a category novel. But I didn't feel the author brought that same sensibility, one that refused to be contained by the restrictions of genre fiction, to [...]

    30. The first book really DOES feel like just a very long prologue for this one, where the real story begins. Who tf is Jake? Talulla is the protagonist we deserve. All good things that were already present in the first book (prose, gore, dark humor, werewolf mythos) only get better here, but I'm honestly surprised by how GOOD glen duncan is at writing a believable woman. Don't get me wrong, but I think most ladies will agree with me here: some (a LOT of) male writers really don't know how to write [...]

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