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posted by Maggie7 on July 18, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Makes you catch your breath
It is a different kind of supernatural than vampires and werewolves and all that stuff- so that is refreshing.
The feeling you have when reading the "confession letters" makes it different from other books, because it is someone telling a story within a story. It is touching and those letters scattered throughout the book make you want to read the next letter. The story of Marie keeps you wanting to know what happened to her and Damien.
posted by SelenaVL on November 25, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 10, 2007
Interesting but not fulfilling
While the background story proved interesting I don't believe McCarthy managed to balance the erotic and the romantic here. The story had interesting elements but didn't mesh to create a rounded and balanced plot that drew me in or convinced me was likely. Much of the sexuality in the novel is there to be there it doesn't do much to set a mood. In fact, the reason for the sex parties was poorly established as was the heroes original behavior. There was little connection between who he was and who he became later. They were two different characters altogether and the dramatic transformation of one into another is ill explained or rather, the explanation does not suffice given the dramatic contrasts in character. lso a problem is the lack of chemistry between the two characters. They weren't a great pairing. Their relationship just seemed unlikely and lacked depth.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.