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The Wages of Sin by Alex Beecroft
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Apr 21, 10

bookshelves: erotica, ghosts, historical, horror, mind-powers, mystery, romance
Read from April 02 to 17, 2010

This was a book that I wanted to like far more than I did. While the story is an interesting one--ghosts, murder, passion and romance, the author's choice to write her story with not only historical subject matter but with a style that harkens back to the time period made the story much less powerful than it would've been otherwise. The prose is rather purple and passive, which has the effect of taking the passion right out of the words and making it more intellectual than emotional. Because the story hinges on the passions of its characters, it lessens the whole impact of the story and while I was interested, I wasn't invested.

As well, the story's end felt rushed, especially in comparison to the slow wind up to the denouement.

Overall, it wasn't a bad read, just not a really good one and the potential for it to be a much better story is frustrating.
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04/05/2010 page 39
16.96% "This isn't a terrible book, but if your love scene is making me laugh, it's probably not a good sign."

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