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Affinity by J.N. Williamson
Ashenden or the British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham
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Comments for Affinity

AffinityAffinity: 11/26/07

Every book has it's own history and even if we don't mean to, we come to each and every book with some sort of expectation. In the case of Affinity I came to the book with two sets of misconceptions. The person who gave me the book via BookCrossing said it was a graphic novel, so I immediately thought of English language manga. Later the person explained that they meant "graphic" in the sense of being explicit and the words used were "sick shit." So when the book arrived with the cheesy cover art, I was disappointed that it wasn't a graphic novel and a little worried that it would be poorly written erotica.

Although Affinity is classified under the horror genre, it was neither "sick shit" or poorly written erotica. If anything, it was sort of a sweet paranormal love story without the benefit of a pink and purple cover art depicting shoes, purses or vampires. The book most reminded me of James Patterson's When the Wind Blows but better written.

Affinity is a love story and a mystery. Quent comes to realize his childhood has been a lie. His memories aren't his and he begins to realize he has powers that most people don't have. In steps the only woman to capture his heart, Feather, who seems to have powers like his. Why do they seem to know each other? What happened in their past and who is behind keeping all those memories a secret?

The book though flawed still captured my interest. I found it an entertaining read.

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Comment #1: Tuesday, November, 27, 2007 at 23:53:36

Gattina

I used to read a lot of books (this one I don't know) I almost ate them up one after the other but since my one year of blogging I read so much during the day that I don't have the courage to open a book in the evening, lol!"