Wednesday 11 July 2012

Adventures of a Wimpy Werewolf - Tim Collins

Adventures of a Wimpy Werewolf
Hairy But Not Scary
Tim Collins
Michael O Mara Childrens Books

ISBN 9781843178569

This is the second book by Tim Collins I have read. In many ways I enjoyed it even more than the first. The humor is very British, the wit cutting and the delivery near perfect. Collins delivers a hilarious book and a wonderfully cynical look at the mythology of the Vampire vs. Werewolf antagonism. Combine that with a few clan members of each species trying to form a commune-like peace movement to stop the impending battle that will launch a worldwide war is nothing but nonstop fun. This book will have you laughing out loud.

The story revolves around Luke Thorpe, a 15-year-old goody-two shoes, a school monitor, a student who excels, and plans his study prep weeks and months in advance. He has his next few years planned out, blazing a trail of academic excellence towards the goal of a career in politics. But soon strange changes start overtaking him, and not the normal kind that a 15-year-old boy goes through. From his body growing and shrinking beyond his control, he becomes much hairier, and he has a strength, speed and stamina previously unknown to him. At first he believes he has rabies from a dog bite, but soon he discovers the truth and as he struggles to uncover his werewolf roots, he meets a girl, joins a pack, and finds himself chosen to be a main character in a war between vampires and the pack. You will also see a familiar wimpy Vampire.

This book was a very fun read. I highly recommend it. It is strong enough to stand alone but the humor only snowballs as you read the other books in the series in conjunction. So give it a try and rink up the fun! Cheers.

Books by Tim Collins:
Diary of a Wimpy Vampire (UK Title)
Notes From a Totally Lame Vampire (US Title)
Prince of Dorkness
Adventures of a Wimpy Werewolf

Mingin' or Blingin' (2005)
The Little Book of Internet Dating (2005)
The Ginger Survival Guide (2006)
Are you a Geek? (2005)
The Book Club Bible (contributor) (2007)
The Baldies' Survival Guide (2007)
The Little Book of Twitter (2009)
Behind the Lost Symbol (2009)
The Northern Monkey Survival Guide (2009)

Author Profile and Interview with Tim Collins

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