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Mad Moral


Mad Moral by Kevin Anthony

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Twenty year old Ford Fischer is a serial slasher desperately trying to resist the lure of the blade. After taking a life, Ford’s regret consumes him, leading him to self-mutilate his hand in hopes of preventing further mayhem. All the while a series of family issues threaten to sidetrack his quest for mental stability.

His drug abusing mother disappears after an argument between her and Ford; leaving him sole caretaker of his transgender parent, whose life is slowly deteriorating from a mysterious illness. The parental strain leads him to weigh the strength of his bond with the two divorcees.

Just as Ford feels nothing more could go wrong, he finds himself in the middle of a slashing spree – the victims being slashers themselves. He’s forced to play the role of detective to avoid becoming suspect, or worse, a victim. As slasher after slasher is eliminated, Ford seeks out the blade-friendly stalker with the morally conflicted mindset “slash or be slashed.”

MAD MORAL is the world of Ford Fischer, where in murderous stuffed animals, demonic possessions, gigantic creepy crawlers, knife wielding slashers and much more madness are common place. Fischer, coupled with a romantically conflicted exorcist and a dreamer who redefines night terrors, leads us through a twisted world that can be best defined as one of a kind.

Where to begin with this review, there is a lot going on in this story and it all is various levels of mad. Ford Fischer is a slasher that realizes what he is and wants to stop. But it’s hard to find support when his home life is a disaster with a mother that has a drug problem and a father that is his second mother. But when other slashers are found dead he decides that he is going to have to figure out who is doing it before he ends up the next victim or accused of the crimes.

Sidnee is an exorcist. She can sense and communicate with demons possessing people. She takes it upon herself to stay away from people unless she is exorcising them. Then there is Milo, when he sleeps what ever he experiences in his dreams such as being injured transfers to his real life body. He has some odd science fiction adventures after being fired from the police department.

Ford, Sidnee, Milo, and a teddy bear all have adventures that are interlinking. The story is told through the different people so it is odd bouncing around, especially all the situations that Milo finds himself in. The one thing that got to me was I could understand Ford, Sidnee, and Rubble. Milo went with the story but it felt forced, almost like an after though.

This is an interesting story. Not bad just different. I will say that I’m interested in Mad Menace. I would like to see what happens next.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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