REVIEW: “Country of the Bad Wolfes” by James Carlos Blake

  • Posted on: 23 October 2012
  • By: TedG

Submitted by Adrian Wydeven 

Four of us met to discuss Country of the Bad Wolfes, and Ron Caple submitted his comments in absentia. Only Barry and Ron had finished the book, but we all enjoyed as much as we had read and intend to finish it. 

The book is set in Mexico and traces a family with roots in New England. Through different means, family members find their way into Mexico. The story runs from early 1800s through the early 1900s. The story has nothing to do with wolves. The author, James Carlos Blake, apparently wrote this novel about his ancestors. It is a great story, with lots of adventure, interesting historical details, and interesting and well developed characters. I think the greatest difficulty we had with the book was trying to remember all the characters.

Average ranks (scale of 1-5) were 4.75 for Readability and 4.8 each for Interest and Likely to Read Another by This Author.  

Great read; hope others get to read it as well.