The Tenderness of Wolves

I think I mentioned that I was very impressed by The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney. My Review – The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney  is at Euro Crime, where you can read many other reviews of European crime fiction, enter competitions, find news of the Euro crime book scene, and more.

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6 thoughts on “The Tenderness of Wolves

  1. Yes I agree that this is a very difficult book to do justice to in a short review. Did you find though that there were just too many loose ends that weren’t tied up? When I reviewed this on my blog it generated a lot of questions that I couldn’t easily answer, for example the meaning of the mysterious line at the end “You have used (my name) often enough”.
    Nevertheless I did enjoy this book a lot.

  2. Thanks, Steve.
    Stephen: I agree there were some loose ends that were a bit frustrating, but I did understand the line you mention. My understanding could be wrong, but I do have an interpretation. I’ll email you about it though, so as not to write any spoilers here.

  3. Just put it on my amazon wish list. Been meaning to read this one for ages but your review has given me an extra little nudge. Sounds excellent – and I quite like loose ends…well sometimes.

  4. Love your review; I really, really want to read this book. Sounds like it has links to both “Alias, Grace,” by Margaret Atwood, and some of Alice Munro’s tales set in the 19th-century Canadian wilderness. Atwood was inspired by reading Susannah Moody; Munro, I recently discovered (in her not-so-hot latest book, “The View from Castle Rock”) from her Scots immigrant ancestors.
    Why did the Whitbread change its name to Costa? Hardly sounds like an English prize now!

  5. Whitbread ended their sponsorship, and Costa (as in coffee) picked it up. Costa coffee is ubiquitous in the UK (as many or even more than Starbucks) so I suspect that, to many, it sounds more British, and maybe even more familiar, than Whitbread ;-)
    I haven’t read Munro for many years but loved her earlier books. I am not a fan of Atwood — she hammers the point home far too much for me, or at least in the three or four of hers that I have read.

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