Monday, November 1, 2010

Siren by John Everson

iconiconI read this book on a total whim.  A few days ago, I opened up an email from Barnes & Noble, and this book (available only as an ebook) was one of those listed.  Only $2.99, so I figured what the heck, it sounded interesting.

I had very mixed feelings about the book at first.  The premise was great, but the first half or so of the book read like a man's sexual fantasy: Every other (short) chapter featured another sex scene with the naked siren on the beach, but it all read more or less the same.  And all of the sex scenes (except with Evan) ended with said siren tearing out the man's throat with her teeth.  S&M, anyone?

About halfway through, though, the novel became less sex, more story, and redeemed itself somewhat in that way.  I was glad I stuck through to the end and found out what happened.  I have to admit, though, I would be more likely to recommend the book to a guy than to a woman.

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