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The Complete Review of The Wrath of Missy
It’s everyone’s favourite past time; reading through something so horrifically terrible it makes you feel better about your own intelligence. All jokes aside, I went into the reading of ‘Wrath of Missy’ by the author Jon David with extremely low expectations. His first novel is a self-published monument to human depravity and how far one man will sink to consciously bash a group of people he doesn’t like. Nothing came of ‘Diary of a Lonely Demon’ but countless disappointments for the author who had pushed his below mediocre character in the hopes of striking an unfound interest.
The first novel easily destroyed whatever fan base this series could of had by simply being one of the worst written books of the twentieth century. I often say that you can write bullshit but as long as it sounds nice people will buy it. The publishing industry does it’s best to pander to the most desperate and gullible audiences, reaping benefit after benefit on the loneliness and nativity of people too unaware to know that what they’re being fed is toxic. That’s not to say these books are ill written or don’t read well; some of these books are best sellers and you couldn’t fault the author on their style alone.
Writing tends to be a meticulous and unforgiving hobby; you fear that the way you write will never stand up to the way others write and you dread that what you do write will be empty and meaningless. Good stories tend to combine the two though writers have been known to drop the plot and still get away with writing something that sells. Mostly because not all people reading are doing so to think but to escape. Books are known for being gratuitous representations of realistic fantasies that often encourage escapism and it’s no wonder when most books are about worlds extremely different to our own.
This. Just this. This review is fucking golden.