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Reading List: Sharp Teeth

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I just love when advertising executive’s secretly turn out to be tortured novelists, hence this whole new section called “Reading List.” Today we are focusing in on Toby Barlow – the executive creative director for JWT Detroit. He also happens to have written a book, “Sharp Teeth.” There are three astounding things about Barlow’s debut:

1. It’s a 308 page epic poem.

2. It’s about modern day werewolves in Los Angeles.

3. It’s good.

The plot revolves around an ancient race of lycanthropes that has survived to the present day. These werewolves have packs and go to battle in the LA streets. Like any good LA gang, they are intent on adding on new recruits, total domination and the inclusion of a dog catcher. No, I promise it was really good. Surprisingly, so.

Toby also writers for literary, snooty-snotty magazine n+1, as well as The Huffington Post if you end up gagging for more.

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