‘Furry Night’ Book Review

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



Episode 18 of LeVar Burton Reads

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

Spoiler-ific review

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.

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