My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Jon Methvin is a new-to-me author, and I wasn’t sure what to expect when I cracked open Therapy Mammals.
Therapy Mammals is a satire on modern times, poking fun at everything and everyone. The writing and the story are brash, snarky, blunt, and ridiculous. The comparison to Patrick Bateman from American Psycho is made, and I can’t imagine a more perfect bedmate for the main character and narrator, Tom “Pisser” Pistilini. Drugs, murder, sex tapes, shootings, hipsters, invasive chipmunks…you name it, you’ll no doubt find a tongue-in-cheek analysis of it and how it applies to society.
I enjoyed this story, page for page, and while I didn’t laugh out loud, there were many moments I couldn’t help but feel an ironic smile stretch my face. Only those who take themselves too seriously won’t find value in Therapy Mammals.
Many thanks to the author for sending a paperback copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.