The Decadents by M.C. Schmidt

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Well, this book was a crazy and fun time! I enjoyed the dark setting with the outlandish situations, and I didn’t really want to walk away from it!

So, in this story, we’ve got Phil Ochs. His family is all over the place. His son is terrorizing him through a poetry attack, his wife is addicted to the As Seen On TV toys (but seriously who isn’t?), and now, a competitive enemy is snagging his employees from his fast food chains! What could be next? Well, Phil shares a name with a very liberal, very famous singer…

So, I really just thought this story was so outlandish, and it was great! I loved stepping into the pages of this. I was ENTERTAINED the entire time! This is the perfect story for readers that don’t take themselves too seriously and enjoy a satire storyline!

Where to Find This Book:

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Phil Ochs has his troubles. His adult son is a failed artist who’s targeting him in a terroristic poetry campaign, his wife has developed an addiction to As Seen On TV gadgets, and a professional rival is poaching managers from his seventeen Fry Buddy fast food franchises.

Worst of all, Phil is a southern conservative who shares a name with a famous liberal folksinger. It’s this lifelong association, he believes, that’s denied him the respect he’s always craved. Who could take him seriously, after all, when his name evokes thoughts of that radical hippie tree-hugger?

When he loses a coveted business award to a producer of testicular implants for neutered pets, Phil is finally through being disrespected. He devises a scheme that’s certain to bring him notoriety. Whether that means becoming a figure of admiration or of national hatred will all depend on how well he conceals the more depraved elements of his plan.

The Decadents is a darkly satirical novel featuring a cast of unique and unforgettable characters.

Just the Facts:

The Decadents by M.C. Schmidt
Genre: Dark Satire
Publisher: Library Tales Publishing
Pub Date: May 1, 2022


I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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