Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ebook - Tombs of Lust

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.


A passionate and forbidden love story between an Israeli woman and a Bedouin man in the heart of the Sinai Desert, are at the center of this dramatic thriller.
It tells the story a of a young woman in search of her own identity, and the journey that will transform her from "Leah" into "Layla," in which she will discover that beneath the desert's calm surface deep desires, fascinating fairytales and secret myths prevail.

Her tantalizing encounter with the people of the desert will make her trail between joy and danger, desire and tragedy and onto an unpredictable ending.
The book was first published in 1985 and became a best seller. The film inspired by the book was released in 2002 and won best film and best script at the Manchester Independent Film Festival in the US.

Tombs of Lust was well written and easy to read. However I found it very confusing and had trouble following along with the story. I think I would have to read it over again to perhaps fully appreciate it. At times the story was quite shocking and disturbing. Many things simply made no sense to me but perhaps I'll leave it up to cultural differences. By the time the story took a spin into what felt like an odd parody of the Little Mermaid I felt convinced the author had done too many drugs or spent too much time in the desert. There is such a thing as too much odd just for the sake of being different and in this case I didn't care for it. The ending was definitely lacking substance and there were too many immoral themes in this book I did not like. I can say it was entertaining just because I did not know what to expect but I can't say I would necessarily recommend it. 

Tombs of Lust is available on for $2.99 for ebook or free with Kindle Unlimited. It is also available in paperback for $9.99. 

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