Friday, 11 October 2013

REVIEW: Feast, Stray, Love - #1 Feast by Kevin Anthony.

Title: Feast, Stray, Love - #1 Feast.
Author: Kevin Anthony.
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy.
Release Date: September 26, 2013.

Purchase links: Amazon ; Smashwords

Damien Cooper’s mind is a bit fucked up. Yes, that’s his actual diagnosis. His condition causes him to lose a liking for the food he loves most, TFC Chicken, and many other changes neither he nor his chain-smoking doctor can explain.

Adding to the strangeness, Damien’s boyfriend adopts a cannibalistic feasting habit and his mother strays away from reality as she becomes obsessed with a popular self-help book. A broken Damien must learn to love his fucked up mind and become one with his self.


Review:

Feast, Stray, Love (Feast) was in a word, weird. I guess reading the synopsis that was to be expected, but still, it’s a very strange book. But that’s not to say strange isn’t a good thing because I did kind of like this book.

Feast, Stray, Love is really short. It took me about fifty minutes to read it and so I was expecting something fast-paced and entertaining and on this level, Kevin Anthony’s writing didn’t disappoint.

Almost straight away, the main character, Damien, finds out from his creep of a doctor Kantz that he has a brain tumour. Kantz was a crazy character and he had me laughing the whole way through Feast. The story then develops quickly from here, where it gets stranger and stranger. Not very believable, but amusing anyway.

The book didn’t build up the other characters such as Damien’s boyfriend, Ben, too much but it didn’t really need to. It was engrossing enough seeing all the bizarre events unfold, without the need to see much of the past.

Aside from the story itself, there were a few grammatical errors throughout the book. I’m not normally bothered by the odd mistake and didn’t think they were very distracting but I believe a book of this short length shouldn’t really have an issue with grammar.

However, Feast, Stray, Love is ridiculously funny. It should be taken with a pinch of salt and definitely isn’t the right choice if you’re after a hard-hitting, serious read. But if you’re looking for a quick piece of silly entertainment then book one of the Feast, Stray, Love series is a good choice.

Rating:

*The author sent me an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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