288 pages, Kindle Edition
Published November 7, 2023
Originally published in 1987, Rapture is the story of a man who returns to his hometown for his father's funeral and ends up obsessed with his childhood friend from twenty years ago. The book was "brought back to life" last year by Grady Hendrix as part of the Paperbacks from Hell series. I picked this book up on a whim because I love 80's horror and Hendrix does an excellent job at finding hidden treasures for readers to enjoy. And while I didn't love the book, it was still an entertaining read to an extent.
Following Jeff's story of obsession with Georgianne was interesting. The almost forty-year-old businessman seems to have no romantic feelings for his ex-best friend, until he finds out she is married, which tells a lot about him as a person. The whole book I pictured him as Patrick Bateman, as the two seem to share a lot of characteristics. Once that image made itself present in my head, it was hard to think of anything else.
While the book held my attention for the first two-thirds of it, I did find myself skimming toward the end. There was just too much information that could have been cut and I was starting to feel bored with it. It doesn't happen often, but I was ready to be done with the book and Jeff's aloof ways.