Moon Over Madness Essential for Love: David’s Story
Moon Over Madness Essential For Love: David’s Story is a well thought out, fantasy-based story about a young man named David who is trying to find himself in this world. Living in Philadelphia as a bookkeeper, David never knew what it was like to have a family. His father was absent and his mother was killed in a terrible accident when David was only a child. Being tossed around from foster home to foster home was no help. In this story, David shares with the reader his wonderful imagination as he creates characters in his head that he daydreams about, including a particularly upbeat and spunky grandma and a beautiful princess named Rose. David is a romantic and very much an introvert. When he meets a local police officer named Daryl, Daryl immediately takes David under his wing. This friendship helps to bring David’s true personality out; Daryl is able to see all the amazing qualities David has, and David shows his true colors.
I enjoyed reading Moon Over Madness Essential For Love: David’s Story very much. The cast of characters is colorful and real, including those that David made up in his mind. It was the small details, from the rose-printed couch that David sat on imagining fairy princesses and milkmaids to the office with the angry, jealous boss who made David feel as if he could never do anything right, that really made this story different from anything else I had ever read. This unconventional story made me laugh at times and gasp at others. There was always something exciting happening to one character or another. I have to admit that at the beginning of the book, I did not like David that much because he did not stand up for himself. He was such a pushover, especially in the office. I think this was also the main reason he had a difficult time dating women. He was so shy and let people step all over him instead of saying what he needed to say. Once Daryl came along and the two started going to the gym, David was able to build up some confidence, and it really made him a more likable person. The bit of mystery and thriller the author neatly inserted into the storyline was also a nice surprise. That part of the story was neatly wrapped up.
Overall, I think readers of light fantasy fiction would really enjoy reading this book. The story flowed well and kept me engaged the whole time. Two thumbs up to Moon Over Madness Essential For Love: David’s Story.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||257 pages|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|