“U.S. Army Werewolf Sniper Manual”? I don’t like the sound of that.

A. Quinton — Aug. 17th 2010

One could assume this book is about one of two things: training werewolf soldiers to be snipers, or training human soldiers to snipe werewolves. Having flipped around a few pages, I regret to inform you that the latter case prevails:

This illustrated field manual, prepared by the Department of the Army, provides information needed to train and equip werewolf snipers and to aid them in their werewolf extermination missions and operations.

Written “by order of the Secretary of the Army”, this book appears to be an odd combination of actual U.S. Army sniper training (or at least basic rifle + mountain survival / hunting tactics) and deadpan humour. I’m probably going to pick this up to satisfy my curiosity. Plus the interior artwork is pretty great:

Hat tip: ArcLight

  • Viergacht

    I enjoy the irony of amazon offering “The Werewolf’s Guide to Life” after looking at this.

  • I happened upon this during a recent trip to the bookstore. (It was in the humor section right next to The Werewolf’s Guide to Life, of course.) Once I picked up on its anti-werewolf stance, though, I lost interest and put it back down again.

  • After reading this book, it no surprise why werewolves are always in such a pissy mood.

  • Nyetwerke

    I had a look at it as well and it seemed to mostly werewolves in social settings, minding their own business (such as walking their dog) and then getting shot at. The way it was written reminded me too much of the “shoot all of them thar critters” mentality.

  • g.a.

    i bought this book as a companion book for “Cooking with Werewolfs, The other White meat.”