Pretty Maidens All In a Row by J.M. Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review: PRETTY MAIDENS ALL IN A ROW by J. M. Brown
First off, this is not a novel for the faint of heart nor the queasy of stomach. Don't be fooled by the lyrical writing style nor the scenic descriptions, nor even by the happy and content family lives. That's just one end of the continuum. Even in Paradise, there are poisonous snakes, scorpions, and spiders, in this case figuratively.
A question that has puzzled bright minds for centuries involves the transmission of insanity. Is it genetic, and some unknown cell trigger wakes up at some point, inciting preprogramming to incipient madness? Or does insanity come about through the horrors of the childhood environment? Nature or Nurture? Or Nature in concert with Nurture? Reading PRETTY MAIDENS ALL IN A ROW, the reader has the opportunity to ponder that question, as several aspects of insanity are presented, in several individuals, with the implacable, inescapable, horror, of an oncoming tsunami.
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