Cult of Loretta
- Jim Ruland, author of Forest of Fortune
“I haven’t read a book this great, this funny, this original, this emo ...more
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I never felt empathy for the protagonist or Loretta while ...more
Maloney writes some damn good characters — broken people who accept that the world is awful and either embrace the path of slow s ...more
CULT OF LORETTA is endearing because it's about a boy like I used to be (up to the part where t ...more
I used to really enjoy "Bizarro horror", the type of stuff I used to absolutely adore but I think I've kinda grown out. Actually, I know I've grown out of it, but everyone was telling me how great Cult of Loretta was fantastic so I decided to give it a try.
Sadly, Cult of Loretta get's a 1.5 from me. Thought the prose was boring, and Nelson's 'revelations' to be kinda fake-deep. The only part I did like was the bits about fatherhood, you can tell Maloney is a father himself, but that's really it....more
The story itself revolves around the narrator’s love of the titular Loretta. She’s a real powderkeg. Th ...more
Not sure where to even begin. I found myself laughing, sad, angsty, and a bunch of other emotions that I can't even begin to explain while I read this book. The Cult of Loretta was a quick read and a page turner at that, and I'm still trying to figure out how Maloney smashed so much into so few pages, 139 to be exact.
The book is narrated by Nelson, a deeply conflicted and drug addled teenager/young adult that has fallen in love with the freckled and troubled Loretta, like every ...more
It's as if Kevin Maloney were speaking directly to me but that can't be the case. I'm drunk right now as I'm finishing this book and I can't help but think on some level that's entirely fitting.