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New genre? Erotica / Spy suspense
on January 1, 2012
I did read several reviews before I invested my $5.99, and being a bit of a sucker for amnesia plot, I went ahead. But this is Erotica - complete with bondage and battery-operated sex toys, which isn't my cuppa, so I feel it my responsibility to let other unsuspecting readers know. What's weird is that the non-Erotica parts are actually pretty good. Having said that, as other reviewers noted, MANY MANY points are reiterated over and over, as if the readers can't keep a thought in their heads, which is annoying. And yes the plot is far-reaching, but that's okay for me, books are escapes. But I never really grew to like the hero. He starts as a terrible person you wouldn't wish on any heroine, and then he gets a bit of redemption, then he gets all creepy and unredeemable again. Then you think you've reached the end, but no, there's more. So you slog along, then you think, oh, here's where it ends, but wait...there's even yet more. There were probably four logical ending points but the story continues to bring in more and more. Like others I starting skipping pages (the Chinese Grandmother flash backs in particular because after about halfway through I realized they don't add anything to the plot - the three "lessons" and the rest is more sort of reflexive author posturing.) But the plot does take a lot of unseen twists and turns and did keep me reading. Overall, because you sort of get sucker-punched with the bondage etc, I can't recommend it.