Book Review: The Lunatic Memoirs by Thatcher C. Nalley
The Lunatic Memoirs
Author: Thatcher C. Nalley
Published: July 25, 2013
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 3.5 stars
This memoir has been printed in the original raw format as penned by Jack Downing to keep the veracity of his madness intact…
Jack Downing has become one of the most influential business tycoons in America.
Jack Downing also believes that God has chosen him to annihilate the entire existence of human beings.
Convinced that God has chosen him to be “The One”, the successful Jack Downing will set out to kill off all of mankind. As he begins to carry out the plan of extinction, and with only one year left to do so, Jack begins to write on how he became God’s chosen one.
On the outside the publicly respected Jack Downing in charming and charismatic, but unbeknownst to the world around him, the secret Jack is descending into violent madness.
Written in a narrative form, THE LUNATIC MEMOIRS, is a novel that journeys deep into the detached reasoning of a sociopathic mind. Jack Downing illuminates how the mind’s line between that which is sane and insane can be truly very thin.
You want to look into a delusional mind that sometimes makes sense but sometimes doesn’t and yet still manages to blend into society with fewer problems than you imagine?? Ok, then read this book. I wasn’t a huge fan of the format so that added to my frustration. I enjoy things that make sense, and the mind of a psychopath doesn’t always. This is just an odd book that I’m glad I read, but can’t recommend to everyone. I may be the weirdo who loves a haunted asylum, but not all the patients intrigue me, and Jack didn’t really intrigue me. But I mostly enjoy Nalley’s work and I am glad I read it.