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Jess C Scott
on Oct. 21, 2011 :
Wow, this was a mother-effing cool read. Don't be deterred by the short story word count -- as the new wave science fiction author J. G. Ballard once said, "there are many perfect short stories but no perfect novels."
I couldn't predict the plot of PARADISE from the opening lines of the eBook (or the summary) -- though it was a really great/satisfying ending.
I greatly appreciate the author's creation of stories with low fluff content. I also enjoy the handling of the theme(s) of sexual obsession/violence that are part of the plot. This is not the sort of cheap erotica that's nothing more than "literate porn" designed to arouse the reader and generate a profit for the producer. And I don't know why I took so long to dive into some of Ms. Christian's work, but I'm glad to have done so.
P.S. This is subjective, but I enjoy having 'Stabbing Westward' on in the background while perusing Ms. Christian's work (moments of absolute pleasure, lol!).
(review of free book)