Monday, May 16, 2011

Sirens, by Eric Van Lustbader

(pb; 1981)

From the back cover:

"Daina Whitney is on the verge of winning an Oscar for her role in a controversial terror film. Suddenly, she finds her private life invaded by a nightmare that matches the script.

"From the shadowy corners of Manhattan to the glitter of Beverly Hills, Sirens unfolds a world of sex, passion and drugs -- a world where violence is the very essence of life, and power is the ultimate aphrodisiac."


Sirens is a noir-propulsive pot-boiler of a novel, with its hyper-intense descriptions, emotionally-agitative, perpetually sexual tone and its manipulative, often relatable characters.

Sleazy, violent, masterfully convoluted read from an excellent writer - worth checking out.

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