Definitely the most unfortunate erotic novel I've ever read. To say the least. Not to mention that it's already out-of-print, except through the various book clubs. Good riddance. It didn't give me a good first impression of Star Books either, needless to say.Asche, Jonathan. Mindjacker. Sarasota: Star Books, 2003.Summary
: Lucas, a psychic gifted with the ability to make people who meet his eyes do whatever he wants them to do, is on the run from The Institute. Pretty much everyone either wants him or wants him dead. By the end, he has eluded all of his pursuers, at least for the present, has has reunited with Joel, a telepath and former roommate.Comments
: Like reading the novelization of a cheesy, low-budget pornographic movie. The book is about at least 80% sex scene, and every chapter has one. Which, at 22 chapters plus and epilogue, means TWENTY THREE separate sex scenes in 200 pages! *groans* Fortunately, the world is populated by a surfeit of beautiful men and one unattractive, pathetic woman. *groans again* The writer likes blowjobs, rimming, and anal penetration, in that order, and it's an order that doesn't vary all that much (but at least they always use condoms)--again that feeling of being caught in a bad film production. And, given that some of the scenes are orgies and NONE of them involve much in the way of emotional connection between any of the characters, I wasn't all that impressed. Nor was a keen on the underlying implications of what Lucas is doing--manipulating people's minds, forcing them to have sex with him, and then stealing their money. When it comes right down to it, he's little more than a psychically jacked-up rapist/petty thief. Not exactly the type of hero that I want in my porn, but I speak only for myself, of course. Anyway, sometimes erotica has redeeming literary value, but this one, too tedious to be a turn-on, will just leave you feeling exploited and empty. Notes
: hardcover, exclusive BCE; trade paperback edition out-of-printRating
- Of course it's trash...but it isn't even GOOD trash. Look elsewhere for one-handed reads.