Imaginary Friend by Troy McCombs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Nathan is an abused child who as a coping mechanism (in my opinion) releases a Tulpa. While Nathan is weak and avoid confrontation as best as he can, Max the Tulpa destroys Nathan’s enemies by eating their hearts out. This makes him stronger.
I liked the story although I did feel the editing could have been given another polish. Crucial commas were missed which made some sentences seem odd. Some spelling errors were also noted but I’m not sure if this were intentional as part of the dialogue or context of the character.
In essence, this story has potential to be a great book. It brings up crucial issues we need to deal with as parents and as society in general. However, what could stop a person from actually enjoying the book as much as they should is the unattractive cover and overuse of adjectives.
Would I recommend this read? Yes, but if you are not a fan of violence or have been abused before, this MAY be a difficult read.
Offensive content?: Based on language and settings, I would recommend this book adult readers only.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.
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