The Orphan: The First Book of the Beast

The Orphan The First Book of the Beast Stallman is a real writer and he has a great story to tellAll of this reminded me of Ray Bradburya real find Peter Straub author of Ghost StoryThe werewolf is a creature of the night a solitary fu

  • Title: The Orphan: The First Book of the Beast
  • Author: Robert Stallman
  • ISBN: 9780583134750
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stallman is a real writer, and he has a great story to tellAll of this reminded me of Ray Bradburya real find Peter Straub, author of Ghost StoryThe werewolf is a creature of the night, a solitary, fur covered thing A wild eyed, five clawed beast with a taste for blood and the soft crunch of bone between the teeth.But as little Robert, the werewolf has been adoptedStallman is a real writer, and he has a great story to tellAll of this reminded me of Ray Bradburya real find Peter Straub, author of Ghost StoryThe werewolf is a creature of the night, a solitary, fur covered thing A wild eyed, five clawed beast with a taste for blood and the soft crunch of bone between the teeth.But as little Robert, the werewolf has been adopted by a kindly old farmer and his wife Neither Robert nor the monster could control the shifting of its form, and always, the emerged beast lurked within, ready to spring for the throatWorth anyone s time miss this would be to miss one of the marvels of modern fantasy Charles L Grant, Nebula Award winning authorFantasy lovers will find their share of thrills herea first rate talent exciting work by an exciting new writer Robert Bloch, author of Psycho

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    1. Robert Stallman has something in common with Stieg Larsson. Like the author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stallman sold three books of what is known as The Book of the Beast trilogy but died before publication of any of them. Unfortunately, Stallman's estate didn't reap the reward the the Larsson estate did, The Orphan being the first, is largely forgotten. It's an interesting take on the shapeshifter theme featuring a boy with unusual gifts living with a mid-west rural family. Nicely writ [...]


    2. I bought this book in a book shop out of a so called "Kruschkiste". With a small amount of money as a apprentice I had to choose careful wich book to by. The "Werwelt" was about 1 to 5 DM then. Why I choose this book. Because of the cover. And because it was cheep. The book is long and I found it very difficult in the first hand to read it. It jumps between two characters all the time. Always binding the two lifeforms to each other. In the end the book reveals the coming of the Werwolf or Wer-Al [...]


    3. I had the pleasure of finding the whole trilogy in my local bookstore. Having never heard of the author I was skeptical about the story. Everyone maintains that this book is about a 'were-wolf' but that just scratches the surface. What Robert, our protagonist, is really experiencing is a Jekyll and Hyde situation, because his duality is at odds with each other. The whole story, while not very complicated, is really easier to understand once you have read all three books. The most memorable part [...]


    4. Honestly, one of the best books I've read in many, many years. It's so good, I feel foolish for not having read it before.[I don't think this counts as a spoiler, given it is more of a correction: this is NOT a book about a werewolf.]I don't often use the words "evocative prose" unless I'm referring to Nabokov, Updike, Joyce, Dylan Thomas or the like, so my use of them here should mean something: Robert Lester Stallman writes prose I'd compare to the masters of it.The story itself is fantastic.T [...]


    5. A lost book, proof positive that the cream does not always rise to the top (and this despite a Nebula nomination). I met this book (or it met me) when I was twelve. I devoured it, as it proceeded to devour me for the next thirty-five years. Having just rediscovered and reread it, I can say the following: it's subversive, poetic, violent, sensual, and chock-full of longing. Its period details feel spot on, and it exists as horror or sci-fi only at the margins, for what stays with me (then and now [...]


    6. I read this when I was about 14 —around the same time I discovered the masterful Gene Wolfe. Without doubt this first "book of the beast" hooked me from the very start and the entire trilogy (comprised of —this book, The Captive and The Beast) is mesmeric.It was only years later, with the onset of the internet, that I learned more about author Robert Stallman. One wonders what genius Stallman might have produced if he were still with us today.Mark R's comments below hit the nail on the head; [...]


    7. The werewolf is a creature of the night, a solitary, fur-covered thing. A wild-eyed, five clawed beast with a taste for blood and the soft crunch of bone between the teeth. But as little Robert, the werewolf has been adopted by a kindly farmer and his wife. Neither Robert nor the monster could control the shifting of its form, and always, the emerged beast lurked within, ready to spring for the throat


    8. This was an enjoyable read. It was pretty much a page turner though there were several stretches where I was asking myself "What is the point of this book? Is there even a plot? Oh, now he's just digging for word count."Maybe I liked it so much because it reminds me of Dissociative Identity Disorder.And then came the end. The PIECE OF SHIT ending.I'm not so sure I want to read the following 2 books.


    9. The Orphan (1980), The Captive (1981) and The Beast (1982). The books are complex, sensitively written fabulations, fitting between the generic borders of sf and Horror, and update the myth of the Werewolf with the sf premise that they are a chrysalis form of Extraterrestrial life; when two mate they will trigger a new phase in their life-cycle.


    10. Good first novel of a trilogy about a young, orphaned shapeshifter who is adopted by a farm family and must learn to live in a human body. The narrator is the "beast" - its consciousness is separate from that of the human boy. Interesting conceit.


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