Book Review: Quick writes this story with literary intelligence!

ImageForgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Quick writes this story with literary intelligence!
In a style reminiscent of J.D. Salinger’s  Catcher In The Rye, troubled Leonard Peacock plans a murder-suicide on the day of his 18th birthday.
Quick writes this story successfully addressing the psychological depression of teenagers with panache and care.
The plot line follows Leonard Peacock meeting a small variety of people he calls friends. Generally he feels misunderstood by most of his same-age peers.
The murder he plans is of a former best friend. The incredible betrayal and criminal act perpetrated against Leonard many years ago is the impetus for his revenge.
Bizarrely, Leonard hunts for hope among adult strangers, looking for one to have true happiness.  Leonard in a soulful perception, dreads growing up to become a mindless face on the subway tormented by the adult boredom of life.
The reader is led on the suspenseful progression with many surprises until the end. This was an eventful read full of intrigue and empathy, will he actually do it? Read to find out …
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