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  •  Nope. But I'll Tell You What (6+ / 0-)

    I could only read Enduring Love in snatches as the subject is psychotic homosexual stalking and the tension kept ratcheting up.  Reality based horror that quietly builds from a relatively insignificant incident in logical little steps that seem inconsequential on the surface but together create an avalanche of destructive consequence is far more thrilling to me than any vampire, or guns blazing type terrorizing novel is.  

    And I can't take it in one fell swoop.

    What's the blurb on The Innocent?  From what I know of Enduring Love, I'll bet the title is foreboding no good.

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    by Limelite on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:27:12 PM PST

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    •  You would be right (5+ / 0-)

      Overview

      Leonard Marnham is assigned to a British-American surveillance team in Cold War Berlin. His intelligence work—tunneling under a Russian communications center to tap the phone lines to Moscow—offers him a welcome opportunity to begin shedding his own unwanted innocence, even if he is only a bit player in a grim international comedy of errors.

      Leonard's relationship with Maria Eckdorf, an enigmatic and beautiful West Berliner, likewise promises to loosen the bonds of his ordinary life. But the promise turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening—a night when Leonard Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed.

      I agree with this thought in several books:

      And I can't take it in one fell swoop.
      and this is true for me, too:
      but together create an avalanche of destructive consequence is far more thrilling to me than any vampire, or guns blazing type terrorizing novel is.

      Not sure if I will try it or not.  

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      by cfk on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:38:36 PM PST

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