Friday, January 18, 2008
7. "The Comfort of Strangers" - Ian McEwan
A hefty review could exceed the word count of this novella, so I'll keep it short.
Colin and Mary are in a committed relationship, sometimes too close. While vacationing in an unnamed European city, they meet a strange local couple. Strange equals bad/evil.
Written in 1981, this could be the precursor to internet myths and hoaxes. "Don't vacation in XX or XX will happen to you."
From the first pages, I didn't feel invested in the characters, but it was short enough to finish without feeling cheated. It's thrust into the category of "meh."
1.75 out of 5.0 Sex on the Sacandagas.