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Posted November 22, 2013
Wow ! Just, wow ! Barbie Wilde played the Female Cenobite in Hellbound: Hellraiser II - and if you thought she was great in that, you'll love her as an author.
What can be said about The Venus Complex that hasn't already been said?
It has been compared to American Psycho - maybe, but I found Bret Easton Ellis' writing to be long, drawn-out and wishing the book would end so I wouldn't have to choke down another endless stream of babbling consciousness that added nothing to the story. This isn't true of Wilde's writing. I found myself eagerly devouring each page and at no time found myself bored. Also, Michael (the main character) is much more methodical and human than Patrick (the main character in American Psycho).
It has been compared to Dexter - well, I am unfortunately unfamiliar with that show so I cannot confirm, nor deny, the comparison.
What I can say is it is more than worth the read. Showing Michael's mental breakdown in diary form is fantastic - it stops being a narrative and actually becomes a story. That's rare in today's age. And it is done brilliantly.
This is one of the best novels I have read in a long time - I hope she decides to put pen to paper and write another.
Posted April 15, 2013
One of the deepest books i have ever read. It explored places in the confined mind of a psycopath that i have never seen before. It realy makes you wonder just what will happen next in this twisted series of journal entries. The Venus Complex is noe my favorite book, Barbie realy out did herself with this masterpiece, ten out of ten stars!