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Jack Lemon is a heartbroken, mass murdering monster. His only salvation lies in the love of a sweet girl.
Summary: JACK LEMON is a schizophrenic with zero empathy and a twisted sense of humor. The sociopath experiences guilt and accountability for the first time after he accidently kills the only woman he's ever loved. Jack plummets deeper into the abyss of insanity, and copes with his grief in the only logical way: by blaming and killing anyone who catches his fancy.
CLEMENTINE is a sweet teenage girl that’s being held captive by a deranged man (not Jack), who believes that the key to Clementine’s heart is to chain, threaten, and woo her in his cavernous basement. Clementine suffers from Stockholm syndrome, and she finds her imprisonment romantic in a masochistic way. She also finds her captor’s devotion and chilling authority to be sexy. Both Jack and Clementine must separately fight their self-inflicted torment, and embrace that there's no escaping who they really are.
When life gives you lemons, kill somebody.
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Let me start by saying I don’t love the title of this book. It’s actually the only thing I don’t like about it. This was a great book from a new to me author.
Of the Lemon of the North is a very strange book. As in, the characters have some serious issues going on. These people really need some kind of psychological help. Each character had his or her own type of neurosis that really made me wonder about how exactly they ended up the way they are.
For me, this book really had a Batman and Gotham City feel to it. Not to say that Jack Lemon is like Batman, but to me, he did feel like a Batman villain. I could be totally off base in my perception, but that’s how it felt to me. I rather enjoyed it. The author seems to have a unique style of writing that gives his story a different feel without it being hard to read.
One thing I liked about Of the Lemon of the North is how the storylines intersect. At first I didn’t see what one thing had to do with another, but as the story goes on, the author does a good job of connecting the dots at just the right time.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a different kind of horror book that makes you feel a little better about your own mental health. There is a lot of violence and some kind of touchy subjects, but I didn’t find anything too outrageous. Definitely worth the read.