This is over-ambitious and inconsequential. An annoying woman consciously makes ongoing bad decisions. But you don’t care about these horrible, horrendous people. This was just bad and has no inventive deliriousness. This was ghastly.
This novella is a disgustingly misogynistic tale of a couple who stumble across a pagan cult. This was dated and full of sexism and sexual violence and homophobia. It wasn’t unsettling; the only unsettling thing is that this crap got published. May it fade from memory.