ABOUT THIS BOOK: The Amazing Mr. Morality features tenacious men and women whose determination to buck middle-class social convention draws them toward unforeseen challenges. A failed television producer insists upon having a woodchuck relocated from his lawn, only to receive desperate letters in which the woodchuck begs to return. An overconfident ne’er-do-well obtains a lucrative lecture invitation intended for a renowned ornithologist and decides to deliver the speech himself. An innocuous dispute over whether to rename a local street opens up racial fault lines that prove deadly.
The collection concludes with the title novella in which two unscrupulous ethicists, writing rival newspaper columns, seek to unseat each other by addressing questions such as: If you’re going to commit a murder, is it worse to kill when the victim is sleeping or awake?
MY THOUGHTS: The Amazing Mr Appel has done it again! He has penned a collection of amusing, thought-provoking short stories featuring quirky, and sometimes naive, characters in both mundane and challenging situations, their actions fuelled by misconception, anger, desire, or the desire for revenge.
I have rationed myself to one story at a time, drawing out the pleasure of reading, savouring each individual tale, swirling it around in my mind like a fine wine on the palate. A wine I will be savouring again and recommending to all.
Thank you to author Jacob M. Appel and publisher Vandalia Press for providing a copy of The Amazing Mr. Morality for my great enjoyment and for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.
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