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The Selkie

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  48 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 3rd 1983 by Signet (first published April 1st 1982)
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Pat Patterson
Jan 14, 2014 Pat Patterson rated it it was amazing
I read this thing a million years ago. What a wild ride! I loved it. Now I have to track it down and go at it again.

And this is a case in point to the people who think that audio and ebooks will replace all: this is in NO format other than paper.
Jan 06, 2011 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Mary Willis has come from the United States to a rugged coastal village in Scotland to join her husband, Don, and work on a book. Her husband is an engineer working on a project for a power company. His expertise on water flows is what has gotten him this job.

This expertise has lead him to believe there is something wrong with the water flow numbers the company is getting, but he isn’t able to determine what is wrong just from the maps he has been given by the people working on the project. Expl
Sep 10, 2015 Quirkyreader rated it really liked it
This was a rather compelling story That I had a hard time putting down. Granted it was a 1980's horror novel with a bit of cheese it stuck with me. The plot had unique turns and the ending was kind of unexpected. Saying anymore will spoil it which I don't want to do.
Linda Hopkins
May 25, 2010 Linda Hopkins rated it it was amazing
I read this about once a year. There is just nothing like it for imagination and a compelling storyline.
Nov 06, 2011 penelopewanders rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, paranormal
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Aug 17, 2007 Vivien added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE
Shelves: suxor
Erm. I don't know why I picked this up at the Goodwill. Okay, here's the blurb on the front:

A legend come to life, he drew her into his night world of erotic love and exquisite terror.

So, yeah. I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for erotica, though I mostly read it in a very specific context. But this book wasn't erotic. It was gross. And it wasn't frightening, either... it was pretty much just gross. The pacing and characterization were okay, although the final sequence was poorly described and high
I was a bit worried about this book when I started it. Right away, I knew who the "bad" guys were. My fear was it was because the story wasn't written well. As it turns out, this was a little Hitchcock-esque. It was intentional to let the reader in on the secrets, then stress about how it would all work out. It wasn't a fantastic read, but it gave me some inspiration that I plan on holding in my memory banks for a while. The story was good. Most of this nature seem to focus on the love/lust aspe ...more
Trixie Fontaine
Aug 16, 2009 Trixie Fontaine rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires-etc
Can't remember how I wandered across this book, but I was very happy with the cut-out/peephole cover showing an open window with curtains blowing, looking out on a full moon. When you open it, a nude blue-ish colored muscular blond "man" is embracing a nude woman and they're up to their waists in seawater. Totally 80's!

Scotland. Vampire-like mermen must plant their seeds in human women. Okey dokey -- fun to read.

Could've been better, but wasn't half bad.
Jul 13, 2008 Heather rated it did not like it
Selkies are not vampires and vice versa...
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