Mount Readmore Book Review, 2018 33/200
Furry Night By Joan Aiken
Audiobook Edition, Episode 18 of LaVar Burton Reads
Finished on 3/3/2018
An elderly lycanthropist retires to his estate in the English countryside, but his rest is disturbed by a rowdy village tradition. “Furry Night” is copyright © 1976 by Joan Aiken. Available in THE PEOPLE IN THE CASTLE by Joan Aiken, published by Small Beer Press.
Genres: Fantasy, Short Story, LaVar Burton Reads
Werewolves play rugby
This short story was narrated by LaVar Burton as a part of his short-story reading podcast LaVar Burton Reads.
Here’s a short review for a short story.
An curmudgeonly werewolf retires to his country estate, and wants to be left alone. Unfortunately there is an annual local tradition of running across his estate with a ‘furry ball,’ in some odd game. Werewolf-man doesn’t like this, so he expressly forbids it.
Did I like it? It was okay. LaVar Burton made it more interesting. For me this book’s Britishness and ridiculous premise reminded me of The Wind in the Willows. It was a short listen, so it has that going for it.