Monday, September 13, 2010

Review: Come Closer by Sara Gran

About the book:
From the author of Saturn’s Return to New York comes this dark psychological thriller.
"‘What we think is impos-sible happens all the time.’ So claims the beguiling narrator of Come Closer, and after reading this spare and menacing tale, the reader has to agree. Sara Gran has created a sly, satisfying (fast!) novel of one young woman possessed not only by a demon but also by her own secret desires.
About the Author:
Sara Gran grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives. She is a graduate of Tufts University. Her short fiction has appeared in Atlantic Unbound, the on-line home of The Atlantic Monthly, and in The Land-Grant College Review. She has worked in area bookstores and participates regularly in readings and literary events in New York City.
My Thoughts:
Although Come Closer was a little short, it was a pretty quick and entertaining read. I hoped it would have been a little more scary but it wasn't. I kept waiting for the scary parts to come but it didn't for me. I know it sounds like I didn't like the book but that's not it, I just wanted scary, instead it was just okay. 
The premise of the story was that Amanda, was taken over by a demon who at first she didn't realize was a demon. She instead thought she was imagining a childhood imaginary friend. The demon pretty much took over and did and said all the things Amanda wanted to say and do but didn't. She tried a few times to expel the demon but in the end, she wasn't strong enough and the demon eventually had full hold of her.

DISCLAIMER: I was in no way compensated to review this book. These are my opinions of a book in which I purchased on my own.

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