Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Katerina by Erik Hofstatter - a review

This is a strange one to review. Katerina is billed as Erotic Horror but apart from odd moments I didn't particularly find it either erotic or horrific. The general gist of the story is that Karim, a medieval weapons collector living in Prague picks up a prostitute who turns out to have issues that are strange, to say the least and needs to find out more.

The fact that Karim has a huge dislike for prostitutes looms large over their 'relationship' but he cares enough to try and find out what is going on with her. And that is where the story has it's real strength - two believable characters that really drive the story. It's only short but there's enough to keep me intrigued.

The resolution of the story wasn't quite what I was expecting and could have possibly been a bit longer but still, that's just my opinion.

What I really took from this is the feeling that Hofstatter can really tell a good, character driven story and could benefit from trying to place books outside the Erotic Horror zone. He's certainly one to watch


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