Wayne Smith Thor

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"Harrowing." Kirkus Reviews
Thor is a German shepherd belonging to a typical suburban family, wise, trustworthy, and tirelessly devoted to his human "pack." Then Uncle Ted comes to live with Thor's owners. And the terror begins. For Ted is no longer fully human, and only Thor can detect the Bad Thing lurking within Uncle Ted. Only Thor can sense the horror he is helpless to communicate. And only Thor can defeat that horror.

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From Publishers Weekly:

First novelist Smith convincingly spins a werewolf story from the third person perspective of a German shepherd. While the plot is predietable-it's easy to guess who will survive the monster's attacks-Smith does a fine job of characterizing his canine hero. Thor considers himself a member of a hierarchical Pack, which consists of a Mating Pair (Mom and Dad), their three pups and a kitten (yes, the cat is doomed). This pack commands Thor's unfailing loyalty, and he uses his intuition to protect them from danger. But a threat that only Thor can sense arrves in the form of the Pack's Uncle Ted. Ted's clothes smell like a predatory animal, and he acts, in Thor's opinion, in the evasive, guilty manner of a Bad Dog. Naturally, the moon gets fuller, and Ted creepier, by the day. Smith spices the narrative with some sex and violence; he cleverly details the dog's reflex actions, inability to comprehend human language and tendency to get distracted. Readers willing to suspend disbelief will enjoy this exciting tale and its unconventional point of view.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The Bad Thing, in the disguise of Uncle Teddy, has moved in with the pack. Thor, the family German shepherd, doesn't know what Uncle Teddy has become, but he does know there is danger. He also knows that he must protect the pack (Dad, Mom, and three children) even if it means doing the unforgivable--killing within the pack. Smith tells the story from Thor's point of view, taking us right into the dog's mind. Animal lovers, particularly dog lovers, will empathize when Thor can't explain his protective actions. They will understand his "Bad Dog" depression, his fear of the shelter, and the warmth of reconciliation. Smith's knowledge and love of these animals certainly comes through. He has created a dog lover's page turner. Definitely recommended.
- Karen Stewart, Colorado Legislative Council Lib., Denver
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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