I don't usually read books in the horror genre, but I picked this up after it was mentioned in the NY Times Book Review. This slim volume can be finished in one sitting, and makes for an entertaining couple of hours.
Amanda works for an architectural firm, and is contentedly (if not blissfully) married to her husband Edward. Her career and marriage unravel as she begins having dark thoughts and acting out hurtful behaviors that she becomes unable to control. Come Closer is unique because it is written in the first person, so it is not clear to the reader whether she is becoming mentally unstable or if she is truly possessed by a demon.
This book is not gory or make you sleep with the light on scary, but it is very creepy ad readable.
Disturbing novel about possession and/or insanity. It's written in the first person, with the demon stepping in from time to time. It could be read as a horror novel or as a novel about how it feels to become insane. I'm not sure what the author intended, but it seems to be possession as a metaphor for insanity. In any case, sparely written and convincing.
I read this book in an hour and a half...captivating...disturbing....reminded me of The yellow Wallpaper...a woman's descent into madness
Demonic possession or decent into madness - that is the question! Come closer is a mind boggling psychological thriller that kept me satisfied from beginning to end. While the book was a quick read, the story was both captivating and creepy. Amanda's once picture perfect marriage and life become uncontrollable chaos. From scratching in the walls to dreams of a demonic entity, Amanda must get control of her life and mind before it's too late.
Great read. Finished it in 2 hours. Very creepy.
Amanda is happily married, likes her job, and enjoys her life. But if everything is so perfect, then why the sudden violent temper and obscene thoughts? Why the unsettling urge to harm the people she loves? What are those strange tapping sounds in teh walls? And just who is that woman following her? Certainely there must be a perfectly reasonable explanation for what's happenning to Amanda.
This is a quick read about a woman who starts experiencing bizarre things, like sounds that come and go, blackouts, and dreams about a woman with black hair and pointed teeth. These things lead to a subtle change in her which cause her marriage and life to slowly come apart. Psycholigically creepy and made me wonder what I would have done in the same situation.
This book is a simple, quick read. I enjoyed reading it, but did not enjoy the writer's writing style - very quick and choppy. The book left me wanting more.
D.U.M.B. The only thing good about it was it was short. I'm glad I only wasted a couple of hours on it. Not at all frightening (except in how bad it was).
A good, fast read. I loaned it to my daughter and she enjoyed it as well. If you're into this genre, I think you'll enjoy it.
Very disappointed in this book - there was no suspense or thought to be put into it, as the author plainly stated everything that was happening and why. It's a fast read, but in my opinion, not worth the time.
Interesting little supernatural tale that leaves you wondering.
My expectations were pretty high for this book, and I don't really feel like it delivered. I feel like I barely got to know any of the characters; Amanda the protagonist has very little personality, and she tends to only give cursory descriptions of the other people in her life. Several times there seems to be the suggestion that the story is intended to be metaphorical, but I wasn't exactly sure what it was meant to represent. The struggles of being a woman/wife...? Whatev. Ultimately, the story played out a lot like a horror movie: predictable, but entertaining.