Sunday, January 13, 2013
Life After Phantom: Opera Erotica by Samantha (review)
Synopsis: The character originally created by Gaston Leroux in the Phantom of the Opera comes to life like never before. Discover the real man behind the mask, whose tormented and shattered mind nearly drives him to the point of suicide after the most dreadful night of his life.
Discover the terrifying, shocking and unbelievable secrets of the beautiful Catherine, whose past and present are as tragic as Erik’s, but for different reasons. Their meeting is fated, but what does the future hold for them?
My thoughts: Ugh! I got this book as a gift years ago because I'm a huge fan of Phantom of the Opera, both book and musical. I do enjoy reading books based on the Phantom but I am careful which ones to read because many are poorly written fanfiction. This one was one of those.
I immediately realized that this person does not know how to write once I started reading the first page. It felt like a kid were writing these sentences. The only good parts were the erotic scenes, which felt that this only where Samantha spent most of her time perfecting her writing. Even these had many grammatical errors and the dialog was a little silly.
I did not mind much the character of Catherine, but Erik was completely changed. I was able to simpathize with Catherine and I did not mind that she replaced Christine. Erik on the other hand was NOT Erik. He didn't even sound like a man. His thoughts sounded more that of a woman's.
I almost put the book down at first because of the poor writing but the story caught my interest after a few chapters in. Unfortunately, the story became more absurd almost halfway through and I found myself rolling my eyes and skipping parts.
Let's just say I'm glad that I did not pay for this book (it's $25) and I'm glad that I was able to get this off my TBR pile. I give it: