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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about This Symbiotic Fascination , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about This Symbiotic Fascination. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Okay I just can't do this book. The descriptions are so long and drawn-out they are absolutely ridiculous.
Even pages in I am still completely lost as to what exactly is going on. I bailed. So sad because I had heard such good things about this book that I had better hopes for it. Also I feel that the over-the-top gore and sexual word usage was purely meant for shock value and filler. Or at least that is the feel that the book gives off. View 1 comment. Jan 20, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: horror. The Good: Disgusting, disturbing, and utterly twisted, fans of really hardcore horror will love This Symbiotic Fascination.
Everything about this book is extreme and graphic and over the top. You feel like you are in this middle of this book, living this nightmare.
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Totally in your face, engrossing. The Bad:This book is so extreme, it occasionally feels like Jacob is trying too hard to shock readers. The writing and plot progression don't feel natural a lot of the time. And honestly, once a little The Good: Disgusting, disturbing, and utterly twisted, fans of really hardcore horror will love This Symbiotic Fascination. And honestly, once a little time has past, the story itself is forgettable.
All that you take away from this book is the skin crawling feeling you got while reading it. Nov 23, Arne rated it really liked it. Charlee Jacob is known for her use of extreme gore and nightmarish imaginery. After reading the great 'Haunter' and the still good but not that mind-blowing 'Dread In The Beast' I decided to give this novel a try. Did it disappoint? Hell no!
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The extreme violence, the surreal imaginery and great characterization again shine through in this novel as they did in Haunter. Prepare yourself for disturbing sequences with a Nosferatu-like vampire, an extremely disturbed -yet sympathetic- woman, an equa Charlee Jacob is known for her use of extreme gore and nightmarish imaginery. Prepare yourself for disturbing sequences with a Nosferatu-like vampire, an extremely disturbed -yet sympathetic- woman, an equally disturbed and sympathetic but insanely violent shapeshifter, a group of violently disfigured victims, This book reads like a train yet it never lets down on atmosphere.
The only minor problem with the book is that the finale feels a bit underwhelming. Especially near the end. Nevertheless, This Symbiotic Facination is one fine example how 'hardcore horror' and I too read that the author of this book doesn't like the word 'hardcore' Jun 11, Frank rated it really liked it. A graphic, disturbing and poetic meditation on the nature of beauty, longing and loneliness. Thought provoking, melancholy and well worth it. Feb 11, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: kindle-e-books , splatterpunk. I love a good horror novel and This Symbiotic Fascination is one of those novels you have to read for yourself to truly understand.
Jacob has written a complex novel that contains a variety of different elements that make it truly original. There is tons of gore but underneath that is a complex story that will no doubt entertain even the most jaded horror fan. The strength here is Jacob's writing. In a novel like this the heroes don't show up until the end and even then they aren't your typical I love a good horror novel and This Symbiotic Fascination is one of those novels you have to read for yourself to truly understand.
In a novel like this the heroes don't show up until the end and even then they aren't your typical heroes either. These are woman who are broken and brought together because they're Arcan's victim's. They have that one common thread. While the plot of the novel branches off into two stories they come together in the end rather unexpectedly. Make no mistake, this is a dark violent novel don't expect a happy ending.
Jacob has presented us with characters that are all flawed in some way and that is where a lot of Fascination's strength lie. A horror novel should be willing to break new ground once in awhile to keep the genre interesting and Jacob has done that here. Enjoy, Laurie. Thanks, Sophia Rose.
It's so easy to get behind when they keep coming in but it's so much fun to open those book packages! I love that you are more drawn to the book because others call it digusting and disturbing. I do the same thing. I do hope you end up enjoying this one when you get the chance to read it! When I see words like gory, shocking, disturbing, extreme, twisted etc, I have to look at the blurb!
Not much puts me off a horror book except toilet function torture as I call it! Oooh, yeah, I can't do toilet function horror either.
That's too far for me. Post a Comment. October 04, If you would like to join in, click the pic above to find out more. The most consistent words I see when skimming reviews is "disgusting" and "disturbing".
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Well, that sounds delightful to me. The Goodreads Blurbage:. Tawne Delaney is not what men consider beautiful and, at 37, is very lonely. She fantasizes about her dream lover--but the man she meets is a nightmare. Arcan Tyler is a rapist and murderer, possessed by animal spirit forces.
This Symbiotic Fascination | charleejacob
If they are unleashed, he will cease to be human. For now, Arcan is all too human, and finds something new and rare in Tawne. But love among these creatures is not romantic: it is parasitic. English 9. Publication Year see all Publication Year.
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