Review: A Good Man by Vanessa Morgan

A Good Man

A Good Man (Screenplay)

by Vanessa Morgan

Summary: Loved DEXTER and AMERICAN PSYCHO? Then you'll love A GOOD MAN.
Louis Caron is a good man - vegetarian, he feeds the homeless, takes care of animals and is even concerned with the ecological future of the planet. But his altruism has a sinister edge - he's a vampire - and local detective Taglioni is becoming increasingly suspicious. Louis' attempt to escape the police takes him on a journey into his own private hell where he is not only forced to confront his worst fears, but also to destroy the lives of those he cares about most.


3 star

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

After checking out the cover and the synopsis, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. While I’m not a frequent play reader, I do enjoy a good story in any format.

This play did not disappoint.

It took me a little bit to get used to reading a play when I’m so used to reading descriptive novels, but once my imagination laid the scene out before me, I was hooked. The story is captivating, thought provoking, and it makes you wonder if we really know our friends. And of course, it makes us wonder if Louis is a good man or what a good man really is. This story makes you ponder the nature of good and evil and the nature of man, despite the fact that Louis is a vampire. He’s refreshingly very human. Louis has definite similarities to Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, which is great. I’d love to see this story unfold on screen. The character of Madame Renaud reminds us how some of us are more obvious than others, but that we are all dishonest in some fashion, Louis especially. This story also makes you think about how what you do causes a ripple effect, whether you mean to impact the lives of others or not. Whether negative or positive, your effect on others means you matter.

This was one of those stories that was deeper than the surface, which is one of my favorite aspects of it.

Why did I only rate this 3 stars, then, if I liked the story so much?

I wanted more.

More of Louis’ inner thoughts, more insight into his vampiric tendencies, and more backstory to him, especially with a birthdate of 1695. How did he become a vampire, what was his life like, etc. I would have connected a bit more if I could have had more of that. I wished it was longer. I felt like I wanted to know more about all the characters and it was just so short. While this seems like a bad thing, I realize that if I didn’t enjoy the story, the length of it wouldn’t matter. I just can’t help but complain that I wanted more! I guess I wish for more overall detail with all the scenes and characters. I realize that once this book translates into a movie, though, it will be awesome to watch. Perhaps I’m just too used to reading books that I can’t help but scream for more details!


Overall, I would definitely recommend this to fans of horror. And I don’t think I quite gushed over how awesome this cover is!