The Amazing Mr. Morality: Stories by Jacob Appel

This is a delightful collection of ten eloquently written short stories by Jacob Appel. Each story in the collection deals with a moral or ethical issue… which is right up my alley, as well all know! Incredibly well written and captivating from the start, Appel has a way with words that is almost poetic. The narrators in each story vary in age and gender, as well as the ethical quandary that they face.

My favorite short story from the collection is The Children’s Lottery, which essentially was some Black Mirror inspired nightmare fuel that made me think for about three hours. And now I am thinking about it again!

I really enjoyed this collection of short stories. It is a quick read and despite having the thread of morality it is in no way a cumbersome philosophical discourse on ethics… it is just a collection of stories to which the average reader can relate to.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher, Vandalia Press, for the electronic ARC in exchange for an honest review. The Amazing Mr. Morality is available now on Amazon. You can find information about my rating criteria here.


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