Thursday, November 22, 2012

I Love You, Oh, You Pay My Rent (Book Review: Rent, Rick R Reed)

I thought for sure that Rent, written by Rick R Reed, would be one of those tales as old as time. You know, like those stories from Douglas Sirk movies, where a good girl gets trapped in situation, sells her body, and then gets a retrieved reformation. This book is similar, but not quite the same as that story. It tells the story of Wren, who tries his hand at being a rent boy, and then...well, there's a murder mystery plot that occurs after. The story flows well, but I can't help but think it's a little disjointed. There's a middle part that seems like is written from another book - a diary hat resembles a portrait of a cocaine addict. While well written, it comes out of left field and disappeared just as quickly. I wish the murder-mystery part was interesting, but it, too was kind of predictable. There wasn't even enough trash in here to make it a guilty pleasure. It was okay for mindless reading, but nothing more. 


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