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The Chosen

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  161 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Strange footsteps, faceless figures, and erotic dreams lead restaurant manager Vera Abbot to believe that the inn where she is vacationing is a breeding ground for unspeakable atrocities. Original.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Pinnacle
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John
The story got good near the end, but mostly just plodded along. This was a slow read, for me.
Bandit
Nov 12, 2010 Bandit rated it liked it
This is a very classic 90's Lee. Later in his career he went on to more plot driven stories and classic horror pastiches, but in the 90s and 2000s it was mostly hicks (or what is the politically correct term here...rural IQ and otherwise challenged individuals) and demons and rape and all sorts of gratuitous sex and perversity. This book is more demons than hicks and a five star exclusive resort with all sorts of interesting things on the menu. Very quick totally mindless reasonably entertaining ...more
Dreadlocksmile
Oct 05, 2011 Dreadlocksmile rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First published back in November of 1993, US horror author Edward Lee’s erotic horror novel 'The Chosen' was the fifth novel for the author to see publication. More recently the book has been re-released by MHB Press in September of 2010 in three different limited edition hardback formats:

Collector's Edition (300 signed and numbered copies) - The book is bound in Colorado Book Cloth with a sewn book block, head/tail bands and a bound-in ribbon book mark. The pages themselves are 90 gsm matt coa
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Patricia Ward
Aug 13, 2014 Patricia Ward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

great read, couldn't put it down. reads like a sexy porno about the devil and his deciples.also gormet cannablism served.
Matt Neputin
Jun 11, 2017 Matt Neputin rated it really liked it
It was enjoyable. It made me wonder how the main villain connected with Edward Lee's version of hell and I would have appreciated if there was more about that in there. But it was a very enjoyable novel nevertheless.
lina
May 01, 2015 lina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
WARNING: Don't read if ur a prude and complain about aphrodisiac rape dreams...I think you should walk away

But I won't give any details about the book but to say if you ever read edward lee you would understand y gave the warning...

But I love reading edward lee's stories because he is a very good story teller...I've read 5 of his book and got say he writes very well...yea he has some mistakes but what author doesn't....I'm not the illiterate police because I just think it's wrong for people to p
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Ken
Feb 01, 2014 Ken rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was pretty much what I have come to expect from Edward Lee. Sex, violence and demons.

The story presented a lot of great ideas. But, I felt a little disappointed with the happy ending that Lee chose. There were too many other ways that this could have gone that would have been more fun.

In Lee novels, I more often find myself rooting for the bad guys than for the heroes of the story. Maybe that's because the bad guys provide the kicks that draw me to Lee novels in the first place.

3 STARS
Steven
Feb 10, 2014 Steven rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, 2014-read
After she finds her boyfriend cheating on her, a restaurant manager decides she needs a change of locale so she accepts a lucrative job offer, but finds there are some unexpected problems at the hotel that houses her new restaurant. Horror abounds in this gory tale. Mr. Lee continues to draw upon Hell as a source of evil in his tales. The characters, the writing, and story were good, although there were weaknesses. The ending was only fair. Overall, I enjoyed it.
H3yd00
Jan 14, 2008 H3yd00 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2006
Well, it is trademark Ed Lee. Written early in his career, but very much like his recent books. Lots of over the top sex, a demonic slant, and a great B-movie feel. It was cheesy in parts, but in a good way, and I really enjoyed it.
Nathan Flamank
May 31, 2014 Nathan Flamank rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent piece of Demon related horror fiction with enough gore, sex, gore, sex to keep the reader highly entertained. Won't win any awards for originality but while it lasts it ticks all the right boxes.
Heather C
Oct 30, 2013 Heather C marked it as did-not-finish
Eh...gave up on this one. I can't keep up with all the characters
Dave Pope
Jan 19, 2014 Dave Pope rated it liked it
On a scale of terrible to brilliant this book was just over the middle point. Nothing bad but nothing special either. Typical Edward Lee fare that was entertaining.
Jon
Aug 16, 2007 Jon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I think this is the first Edward Lee book I ever came across and I've been a big fan of his since. If you like Laymon or Ketchum and haven't found Lee yet you are missing a wild ride.
Charles
Jun 26, 2009 Charles rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
A solid effort.
Emily
Sep 14, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
This book had me hooked after a few chapters for sheer creepiness alone. Not a book for kids. Trust me. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a good and creepy/disturbing at times read.
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Edward Lee was born (er, jettisoned) into the world on May 25, 1957, and was raised in Bowie, Md. He has sold 15 novels and continues to pursue the ludicrous profession of freelance writing. From 1976-79, he served in the U.S. Army Security Agency and then was transferred to the 1st Armored Division in Erlangen,
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