|Willard (1968) [Novel]|
by Stephen Gilbert
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Ratman's Notebooks (later published as Willard) is the journal of a lonely, timid man whom his old, live-in mother hates, and who works as a clerk in his deceased father's firm, yet whose coworkers look down on him, and whose job is being made redundant. He befriends and trains a pack of rats, using them in ways escalating from petty vandalism, through theft, and finally to murder. But the rats demand his loyalty...
Original title: Ratman's Notebooks
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ Animals Run Rampant, Werewolves
- This book was turned into a screenplay, Willard (1971) and Willard (2003).