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I found this labelled as erotica, which it isn't unless you get off on Hostel and its ilk. Damsels in distress are sexy. Damsels being [SPOILER] aren't, at least for me. If your mileage varies, stay the **** away from me.
What this is is a psychological horror story, told in the first person by the abducted victim.
I found the story harrowing but ultimately unsatisfying, even though I read it in one sitting (it isn't a novel, more of a novella).
I'm knocking off one star for the writing, a half for the story structure which left me wondering why I had read it in the end and another half star for labeling it as erotica. If I found this sort of stuff remotely erotic I'd go into therapy.
The Waning begins in a cage. As, the reader, you have no idea how or why the main character, Beatrix, is in said cage. But, as the story unfolds, you slowly learn how she ended up becoming a prisoner. The psychological breakdown of her time spent alone is fascinating and constantly had me thinking how I may react faced with the same situation.
For me, one of my favorite aspects of the story is how vividly the author describes the scenes. Now, I'm one that personally loves the horror genre, and there were scenes that made even me squirm. To be able to have that much detail and create that kind of a response through words, just speaks volumes to the talent of the author.
Despite the dark subject matter, I would still personally recommend this book. Very well done, Christina Bergling.
The first person point of view is kept religiously which leaves me with various unanswered questions and curiosities about other threads of the storyline. But this enhances the narrative to feel more life-like since people never see the whole picture anyways.
I would like to know where that path lead Beatrix and what happened to those she left behind. I look forward to reading more from Christina Bergling. I appreciate the new perspective she brings to this genre of writing.
This novella is a great, quick read that will force you to question your own fate in a similar situation. What will you do to survive?
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