Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Euthanasia" by Mack Mullencey Book Review

Today, I will be reviewing the book I featured yesterday.

When Alex left the clinic that day, she thought she could move on from the rape that left her pregnant and the agonizing decision to have an abortion. That is, until the child she thought she left behind contacts her. Terrorized by mysterious phone calls and guilt, Alex feels her sanity slipping away as she becomes convinced that she must find the man who brutalized her to make a family for her dead daughter.
Anti-abortion crusader Tobin Bartell wouldn’t have it any other way. As The Leader of The Movement, when he’s not organizing protests or giving speeches, he’s orchestrating a campaign of harassment against women like Alex…and plotting to kill the local abortion doctor.
And Tobin has no shortage of candidates for the job: Paige wants money, Courtney wants love, Derek wants to belong. Tobin just wants it done…and it doesn’t matter to him who does it.
Life. Death. Murder. It’s all the same to them.

EuthanasiaEuthanasia by Mack Mulluncey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First of all, I want to caution anyone who attempts to read this book.  This is an adult book filled with profanity and sexual descriptions.  Nothing is held back, and it is not to be read by the faint of heart.  This book will probably offend anyone who reads this (at least in some way), so don't look at this book as a "light read."  It will upset you, and you may find yourself not wanting to even finish it.  Note--you have been warned!

After that first paragraph, you would probably expect me to give this a low rating, but nothing could be further from the truth.  I am giving this a five-star rating, and I can assure you that this is one of the most difficult, upsetting book I have ever read.  I was challenged, angered, and often disgusted as I read this book.  The topic is something that is one of those "hot" topics that is very close to my heart.  Let it be known that I am pro-life, and I would never consider an abortion for any reason, and I would never counsel anyone to get one.  On the other hand, I would never want to be considered as a militant pro-lifer who shouts obscenities outside abortion clinics at those who are choosing to get an abortion.  I believe that everyone has to make their own choices in this area, but I will always vote pro-life, and I am not ashamed to say it.

One thing this book did was it got me inside the heads of women who were getting abortions or considering this procedure.  I had never considered the other side before, and I at least feel I understand why women who get raped may wish to abort the child within them.  While I couldn't do it, I would never condemn anyone who made this decision. Being inside a woman's brain as she gets and abortion was a crazy place to be, and I have to admit it was quite intriguing.

To even conceive that something as horrendous as this book could happen is a truly scary thought. I discussed a lot of what I was reading with my mom.  I said that probably nothing like this could happen, but she pointed out that we truly have no idea that something like the Movement is not happening.  Tobin, the leader of the movement, is one of the most frightening characters I have ever read about in a book.  This book was written in a truly realistic style, and although not everything ended as I might have liked it to--there are still a lot of loose ends that are not tied up--I believe it ended the way it needed to.

I am basically a sheltered woman, and I rarely know what is going on in the "underworld."  I still find myself seeking refuge in my Christian bubble.  This book caused me to not only step outside this bubble but to burst it!  If you are looking for a book that will upset you like very few ever will, you may wish to check out this book.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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