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Amanda Meuwissen's "The Collector" [Book review]

Title: The Collector

Author: Amanda Meuwissen

Rating: 4/5

Is this book for me? It’s a light supernatural novella. It has the Devil, some hell creatures and a simple mystery plot. If you’re looking for something light and easy to read this weekend for your enjoyment, then go ahead. If you’re searching for complex plots or philosophical insights, skip it.

The link above is to Amazon, but the book can be read directly on the Big World Network website, where you gain access by paying a $3/month subscription (which also allows you access to a few dozen other books).

The Collector wasn’t really the sort of book I’d usually read – unless I was reading fanfic. It’s light, flows easily and it’s a pleasure to flip through, reading a new episode (chapter) with the ease with which you can take a new piece of chocolate. Not the sort of chocolate you buy from specialized shops which bankrupt you in three days flat, but the sort of normal, common chocolate that you can enjoy on a daily basis. It won’t blow your mind, but it will be fun during the afternoon.

Adam is the Devil’s Collector of souls. That means that the Devil makes a deal… and Adam goes off and takes the soul of the person when their time is due. All’s been good since Antiquity or so, but now somebody is starting to hound him, leaving disturbing messages to him. Things get weirder and weirder, until…

Well, I’m not going to spoil you, am I?

Cute. Fun. Not going to be on my ‘best of the year’ list of books, but I’m glad I read it.

P.S. The audio version, read by Blaise Douros is actually quite nice. I like his voice and reading style – pleasant, clear, fun.

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