Alma Katsu (born ) is an American writer of adult fiction. Her best-known work is The Taker, a literary novel with historical and fantasy elements that was. The Hunger. Alma Katsu. ‘Deeply, deeply disturbing’ STEPHEN KING After having travelled west for weeks, the party of pioneers comes to a crossroads. Alma Katsu love to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, The Taker is an immortal love story on an epic scale.

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He comes across more like a befuddled Samaritan than someone who would capture and keep her interest.

Alma Katsu

One of My Favorite Quotes: The writing was good, as other reviewers have said, but not amazing. There were moments when I liked the story if not the characters, usually when we were in the frozen wastes of Maine.

The Taker by Alma Katsu 1 4 May 17, The Taker is a heartbreaking read with unredeemable characters because of their faults and wants. Perhaps I am being a tad unfair, as he does have certain feelings for her and she plays no innocent part either.

Adair believes he is unlovable, a man who has lived s if not s of years, but with each incarnation, he becomes more despondent and bored. Other books in the series.

And the ending, kahsu, finished by all rights, left an ominous cloud that had me fearing and wanting the next book in the same breath. How can I be in love with a love interest when I can’t even find a redeeming quality in them? To ask other readers questions about The Takerplease sign up. Let’s end the story in two pages” and left me really unsatisfied. He makes no apologies and embraces all that he is.


And more importantly, the alchemy that provided her a life without end. From the moment Kstsu McIlvrae enters his life, he somehow knows that things will never be the same again. A series of unfortunate events, thanks to Adair leaves Lanny near death. It ju First I was to say just a little bit about the book cover. The present-tense narration frustrated me so much right from the beginning that perhaps that affected my opinion kztsu the book.

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I’ve heard this might get turned into a movie and I hope the screenwriters can come up with a better, more focused ending. It was during the escape that she tells her story to Luke: However, I never knew what was coming next for Lanny and the latsu twist had me gasping with shock. I have no idea why some like reading …more Very indecent. Dangerous things Luke and Lanore remain unaware of. I highly recommend this book to fans of Anne Rice. Lanny then continues to tell her tale of unrequited love and how she became to be an immortal.

There needs to be someone to root for. So, just to be clear – this part of the book is about sex. We essentially have two main characters, though I hesitate to call them kats per se. We—or maybe it was just I—bandaged our needs with what we declared was love. The characters were flat and apparently incapable of making sound or selfless decisions.


Having to watch Jonathan go from one woman to another and never turn to her is devastating. The characters—honestly, they weren’t that likable.

I take a look at the ratings and find it has received its fair kahsu of brickbats as well as bouquets; perhaps I’m just on the wrong side of forty for this kind of writing.

Also, the matter-of-factness with her delivery does drive the point home that, back in the s or beforewomen really were treated like immortla slaves half the time. I seemed to be able to forgive him anything. It stirred my emotions and provoked deep thought.

And the words … Alma Katsu strings together words with efficiency and beauty.

I also had personal issues with the present tense POV that, when focusing on two people, was sort katsy jarring – especially when juxtaposed with the flashbacks, but I guess that was the reason for it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.