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Featured Book Review: Darkbound
Darkbound is an amazing book. Michaelbrent Collings outdid himself with this book. It is not at all what I thought it would be. I took three nights to finish this book because I stayed up way past my bedtime. Darkbound was so suspenseful that I just kept on reading to…
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I first read this book over twenty five years ago, when it was first released, and recalled that I had enjoyed it. I recently spotted it on my daughter’s book shelf and decided to give it another go-around. Unfortunately, I cannot say that it was anything about which to write home to mother. My memory of the book was far better than its reality.
The book is supposedly based upon a true story in which an attractive young woman named Carlotta is beset by something called an incubus, which is a demon that assumes male form and descends upon women, often while they are sleeping, and proceeds to have sexual intercourse with them. Tired of having this spectral rapist have his way with her, Carlotta seeks the help of a handsome psychiatrist who believes that she is mentally ill and that her experiences are simply in her mind and a manifestation of her illness. He, unfortunately, falls in love with her.
Carlotta, finding that the psychiatrist is unable to prevent her nightly orgiastic experiences, consults with members of a paranormal investigative team from the same university with which the psychiatrist is affiliated. While the team that investigates paranormal activity seems to be onto something, the psychiatrist considers their investigation to be an intrusion into his bailiwick, and a clash of the opposing disciplines ensues, while Carlotta and her incubus are hot and heavy.
This is a plot driven, rather than character driven, story that, while interesting on its face, is not particularly well-written. It tends to drag, as it is too long. It is a book in need of some serious editing. Moreover, there is no resolution of the storyline, which keeps the reader in limbo, a result that is rarely satisfactory. It appears that the author tried to re-create the success of his earlier best-seller, “Audrey Rose”, a novel of reincarnation, but was not successful in doing so, producing a book that is marginally entertaining at best.