June 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Reads) (, , )

descentDescent by Ron Dee


Here we’re into the next book in my Abyss reading project, and Lordy, what a mess it is. We have the rock star trope, the usual excess that comes with rock and roll and horror, and then a psychosexual ghost story that rambles about without much point. Amidst all that is a woman who has recently lost a baby and is now unable to have one, and is so hung up on how much she can’t possibly be a woman now that it could only written by a man. It’s ridiculous, overwrought, sensationalized, and pointless. Is this what the whole genre was like during its heyday? If so, what the hell was I thinking that I read these books?

Dee’s first book in the line, Dusk, was pretty bad, but Descent is somehow even worse. Aren’t writers supposed to get better with experience? This book is an insult to the good books also published in the Abyss line. The best thing I can say about it is that it’s not nearly as bad as Obsessed by Rick R. Reed, but we’re still scraping the bottom of the barrel either way. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone.

Started: May 8, 2018
Finished: May 12, 2018

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