Making Wolf

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Making Wolf

Making Wolf A gritty thriller set in modern day Nigeria Weston Kogi a police officer in a supermarket in London returns to his home in West Africa for his aunt s funeral After catching up with his family his e

  • Title: Making Wolf
  • Author: Tade Thompson
  • ISBN: 9781495607486
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A gritty thriller set in modern day Nigeria Weston Kogi, a police officer in a supermarket in London, returns to his home in West Africa for his aunt s funeral After catching up with his family, his ex girlfriend Nana, and an old schoolmate over good food and plenty of beer, it seems like a bit of harmless hyperbole to tell people he works as a homicide detective But wA gritty thriller set in modern day Nigeria Weston Kogi, a police officer in a supermarket in London, returns to his home in West Africa for his aunt s funeral After catching up with his family, his ex girlfriend Nana, and an old schoolmate over good food and plenty of beer, it seems like a bit of harmless hyperbole to tell people he works as a homicide detective But when he his kidnapped by separate rebel factions to investigate the murder of a local hero, Papa Busi, Weston soon finds out that solving the crime may tip the country into civil war A noir novel set in the blazing sunlight of the tropics, Making Wolf is an outrageous, frightening, violent, and sometimes surreal homecoming experience of a lifetime.

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    1. Aliette on said:

      Weston Kogi comes back to Alcacia, the Yoruba-dominated nation he left during the civil war that tore it apart. He means only to attend the funeral of his aunt, and to leave soon afterwards--flash around his money, boast about his job in the Metropolitan Police in London, and generally have a good time. But his ex-school buddy bully Church, now a member of the People's Liberation Army, has other ideas: Weston is the perfect person to investigate the murder of a local hero who was trying to media [...]

    2. fromcouchtomoon on said:

      Bleak, sick, gritty, action-packed-- an award-winning neo-noir detective thriller taking place in a vague Yoruba-dominated nation that, despite the schlocky CGI cover, feels highly realistic and adult. Along with familiar themes of violence, depravity, and shock, also addresses themes of colonialism, corruption, Western involvement, and immigrant guilt (and, if you want to get literary, some underhanded symbolism of cultural dominance, castration, insecurity, and impotence, all cleverly played). [...]

    3. Rob on said:

      With all its graphic descriptions of violence and other forms of human misery, Making Wolf is not a particularly easy book to read. It made me uncomfortable in several places, which is probably what the author aimed for. You need to be able to stomach quite a lot to handle this book. That being said, it is a lot more than just violence. Thompson has his reasons to tell the story the way he does. He wants the book to be more than a simple fast-paced thriller and succeeds gloriously. It's a book t [...]

    4. Thomas on said:

      Tade Thompson took me by surprise with The Murders of Molly Southborne. It was a vivid story, told well, with a vivid main character and a fantastic premise. It was such an impressive story that I immediately tracked down the other books he had written and put them at the top of my to-read list. Making Wolf is the first of those, and Thompson's debut novel.The story is set in the fictional country of Alcacia in West Africa, where Weston Kogi returns for his aunt's funeral. He left when he was [...]

    5. Dachet Grival on said:

      This is my inaugural submission to GoodReads out of my profound respect for this work. I cannot recall any book in recent history that I have enjoyed more than Making Wolf. As I have described to others, it is Sin City meets One Hundred Years of Solitude, set in an absurdist old-school detective story. To provide a little background of myself, during my younger years, I was a collector of the classic mystery writers. I had, until recently, over a hundred books from the greats of the Golden Age o [...]

    6. Charles on said:

      Stuff I Read - Making Wolf by Tade Thompson ReviewI'm not sure a book has ever gotten under my skin like this book. At turns lyrically beautiful and devastatingly brutal, this novel follows Weston Kogi, a man who grew up and is now returning to the fictional nation of Alcacia, a nation that resulted because of an altered history surrounding the Nigerian Civil War. Weston is a man a bit of touch with himself, a bit directionless. In London he lives a nondescript life as a security guard, but when [...]

    7. Jon on said:

      Dark and disturbing at times but I enjoyed it. I didn't think that the murder mystery was all that strong but the setting and the story that was going on around the mystery was very intense and provoking. The only real problem I had was that the scene jumped a couple of times. For example at one point the main character was on the beach and the very next sentence he was in an apartment. No page break or anything to indicate that the scene / location had changed. That happened a couple of times b [...]

    8. Cindy on said:

      4.5 stars!dark, violent, brilliant and thought-provoking readompson brings the world alive through the protagonist's eyesmersive and twisty and visceral, unlike any thriller you'veread in a long time. highly recommend!

    9. Sarah on said:

      Very interesting to read a book set in modern day Nigeria. I need to seek out more books that are non-US/UK authors.

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