[Book Review] Anarchy and Other Lies by Jesse McKinnell

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By Jesse McKinnell

Jake Anderson is a silverware designer turned vigilante, albeit a reluctant one, living on the fringes of a dying society. Fresh food has become scarce and, what is available, is under ration by the government. Jake finds himself infatuated with Sam. But he soon finds himself becoming less and less committed to the cause.

McKinnell crafts a face-paced, timely and engaging story. The protagonist, Jake, comes across as bland and average. Enter Sam, a pink-haired eccentric with mile-wide, inch deep ideas and Jake gets swept away. The dark humor and sarcasm come across brilliantly. Enjoy the escape of this dystopian world.

I would like to thank the author for a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Jesse McKinnell

Jesse McKinnell is a writer living in southern Maine with his wife and young daughter. Dead Cats and Other Reflections on Parenthood is his first novel – he’s sorry for writing this entire bio in the third person.

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