Stormi's Review: Leech by Robb Neumann
Author Provided Copy Publisher: Self-Published Released: September 11th 2015 Genre: Horror, Contemporary Fiction Length: 220 pages Format: eBook Add to Goodreads Buy Links
Plagued by insomnia, the narrator walks the city looking for something, for someone to bring him peace. Then he finds Lillian, the puzzling, seductive stranger -- or does she find him? They are instantly drawn to each other in intimate and unexpected ways: each of them finding what they need, at least for awhile. But before they get too comfortable, Lillian alters their unspoken rules: first with an offer, then with a threat.
What starts as a quiet, intimate testing of boundaries, becomes a sprawling journey from a snowbound city, across the Atlantic Ocean, to sun-bleached routes through Greece. All the while retaining the intimacy of a one-room apartment. Our narrator changes his life in unimaginable ways but still needs more. He needs answers, he needs intimacy, he needs to feel human, but Lillian is an unhelpful teacher, keeping both her past and their future closely guarded secrets.
Leech is an unsettling, poetic, relationship tale riding a thin line of the supernatural. How much can you give and how much can you take before it’s too much? Three Boundless Stars
Let me start off by saying this book is really unique. It's not my normal read at all. I have to say that the writing is great, but the storyline is a bit strange. It was like I was reading a book based on a sci-fi show. I'm pretty sure I've seen a show similar. It follows a man and woman who have a very unique relationship. He takes from her and she takes from him and one of them is not altogether human and so everything is not what it seems. The writing it very descriptive and it's like you are actually the character. You seem to feel what they feel, see what they see. Overall, it's a good read.