Not Okay by David Viergutz
I am not a thief or a pervert, and the crimes of my youth are behind me. I go to church on Sundays when I remember and ask God for forgiveness when I don’t. I’m okay. I probably have an anger problem, but who doesn’t? I’ve never hit anyone, or anything. I promise, I’m fine. I live in a little house in a small town and keep to myself. I’m only one payment behind on my credit card, and the doctor says I could lose a few pounds. I’m just like everyone else. But there is something I should mention. I have this one little issue. One tiny problem I can’t seem to fix. One itch I can’t seem to scratch… I want to kill my wife. Hi, my name is Marvin May … and I am not okay.
I received a review copy in exchange for an honest opinion.
This is my first read by the author and I'm not sure what to make of it. We meet Marvin may and he suffers from mental illness, although I believe he's not aware of it. During the story, he has episodes of what's real or illusions. It's a great read and had enough to keep me reading till the end which wrapped up Marvin's story, although disturbingly.
I finished it a few days ago and still think about it. As I said, it was my first read by the author and maybe not the best introduction to his works, but it won't deter me from reading his other works.
About David Viergutz
David Viergutz is a disabled Army Veteran, Law Enforcement Veteran, husband and proud father. He is an author of stories from every flavour of horror.
Take the plunge into David’s imagination as he delivers chill-bringing adventures where the good guy doesn’t always win. David remembers dragging a backpack full of books to class beginning in middle school and leaving his textbooks behind.
David takes his inspiration from the greats and fell in love with complex universes from the desks of Nix, Tolkien, King, Stroud and Lovecraft to name a few. David's imagination, combined with his experience in uniform gives his books an edge when it comes to the spooky and unnerving.
One day, David’s wife sat him down and gave him the confidence to start putting his imagination on paper. From then on out David’s creativity has no longer been stifled by self-doubt and he continues to write with a smile on his face in a dark, candle-lit room.
“Things can always get worse." - David Viergutz