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February 06, 2010



this is my first jco reading.i'm half way through and want to put it down, because it's dragging, but for some reason, i cannot. i need to know what kidder is up to.

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this article seems very interesting and entertaining! good post! I really enjoyed reading!!


I do love the way she can creep me out. I'm not sure what that says about me as a person or a reader, but she sure is good at it! Beasts is my favorite of hers so far, and this sounds a bit "Beastly" too.


I'd say there are two scenes most shudder-inducing, the rest is Kidder insinuating himself into Katya's mind, and her trying to resist as much as she can. But there are a couple disturbing scenes. The ending, though. That's what I've read most about, that it's either going to blow you away or make you disappointed. I was a little disappointed but then again not overly surprised. Once you start it, though, it's tough to stop.


I just brought this home from the library and was undecided whether I would read it or not. I've only read a few of her short stories and one novel, so I won't have much to compare it with (which is maybe better). I've read few less than glowing reviews, but it seems like the book should be read on its own merits anyway. Now, the question is whether I won't that sort of shuddering story right now or not.

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