I would have to say that even after reading this book, I am of the opinion that it is in a genre of its own. Usually I can put a book into a category of some sort once I am finished, but that was not the case with this one. Neither a mystery or science fiction…and not plain old fiction either. I was pretty impressed by the subject and pace of this book for the most part. There were a couple of chapters that seemed to drag just a little, but then something exciting or creepy would happen that grabbed my attention once again.
If you read the synopsis of this book, you will see that it mentions, albeit briefly, a parasite or some sort of disease. That is what this book is mostly centered around, but had I not read the synopsis beforehand, I wouldn’t have necessarily guessed at that right away. In my opinion, it seemed as if the characters in this book either all belonged in a mental institution (because of seeming hallucinations instead of reality), or that they were in a living nightmare. I wouldn’t want to lead the lives I was reading about, but they made for a thrilling story.
Profanity/Language: 16 mild obscenities; 6 religious profanities; 5 derogatory names; 5 scatological words; 8 F-Word derivatives.
Violence/Gore: Animals are described to be abused; dead animals are described in detail; a girl is murdered, and blood is mentioned briefly; a character is mentioned to die from an aneurysm; a character deliberately injures himself, blood is described briefly; a woman admits to killing her mother; a character shoots another with a gun and kills him, blood is mentioned briefly; creepy, abominable animals are mentioned.
Sex/Nudity: Minors kiss; sex is referred to twice; a girl is mentioned to have lost her virginity; a girl’s body is briefly described by a male in a sexual way.
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Alcohol / Drug Use:
Adults drink; minors drink; minors mentioned to deal drugs; prescription drug abuse.