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The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson

The Book


With whispers of Cormac McCarthy and stream of consciousness similar to William Faulkner, The Wolves of Winter is primed to become an instant classic and prepped to be added to all advanced English courses' required reading lists. 

Though it runs in the same vein as celebrated classics, it is still entirely unique and fresh with a dusting of science fiction. Johnson keeps you hooked and invested. With small bursts of action and an honest look at humanity when the world has crumbled and there are few of us left.

Set in the frozen Yukon, the added layer of snow and ice are the perfect symbolism for the inhabitants' quiet, secluded, dangerous lifestyle. It has been an incredibly long time since I have read something that required insightful thought and understanding while also enjoying it immensely. It is not for the faint of heart, and certainly not a light read. In fact, it leans towards being as dark as the dead of Yukon winters. Yet those with a love of the world of The Road and the character development of The Walking Dead will not be disappointed.

Thank you to NetGalley, Tyrell Johnson, and Scribner for this free ARC in exchange for an honest review.






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  1. "stream of consciousness similar to William Faulkner" this got my interest.

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    1. YES! I got about a quarter of the way through and kept thinking "where have I seen this style before?!" Then it hit me!

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  2. Sounds interesting!
    Though, I've never read Faulkner so.... I don't really know what that means to compare the two. LOL

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    1. He's a classic--but he's a pain to really understand on your own unless you've read some before him before while having help. He wrote As I Lay Dying for an example. While the stream of consciousness is similar, this one is much easier to follow.

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  3. Oh yes, definitely interested :) great review!

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  4. Wow- this definitely sounds intriguing. I haven't read anything that could hold its own with classics for awhile.

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  5. Hmm interesting. I am going to check this book out :) Fantastic review as always!

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  6. This book and your review has got me interested to rush to NG right away.

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