Monday, April 16, 2012

Jag är en varulvsunge - Gunnel Linde

This is a Swedish youth literature classic from the 1970s, which I never read when I was an active member of the target group. I disliked the cover by talented illustrator Hans Arnold, contrary to my children who love the drawings and loved the story, as well.

It's all in the title; the young narrator is bitten by an eccentric and then persuades himself he has turned into a werewolf, as he is suddenly subject to violent fits of aggressive behaviour.

The book was a lot more agreeable than I  had reckoned, which of course confirms what you all well know : Do not judge a book by its cover, unless you are prepared to miss out on a good read.

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