Monday, March 18, The Globe and Mail ran my review of Jodi Picoult’s latest novel Lone Wolf. In spite of my reservations about the book, like others before it Lone Wolf is selling well. I suspect it strikes a chord with Picoult’s readers because the franchise delivers what they have come to love and expect. Read the review.
Also, mythically and metaphorically the wolf haunts the human psyche like few other animals for all kinds of complicated reasons. In Lone Wolf that’s coupled with the on-trend inclination to anthropomorphise animals.
I suspect, too, the notion of a man living wild with wolves is likely fresh for the American public. Canadians, however, might recall Never Cry Wolf, Farley Mowat’s “genuine experience” of living with wolves in the wild and read with some misgivings.