Book Review | The Drop by Jacy Morris

Genre: Post-apocalyptic mystery

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Publication date: May 31, 2020

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My Thoughts

The Drop is a difficult and uncomfortable read. Each page brings some fresh horror and I was scared and fascinated at the same time. I thought the idea of music causing people to turn emotionally unresponsive is unique. How that happens is revealed only at the very end, so I won’t talk about it here.

The story is told through various viewpoints–online chats, interviews, video clips, and Katherine Maddox’s journal entries. It may be a bit difficult to grasp what’s happening in the beginning, but if you persevere, a whole new world of betrayal, sadism, hacking, and perversity opens up.

There are many parallels to the current pandemic situation and references to issues around religious extremism, racism, and politics. We’re given a glimpse of a world that has dissolved into anarchy and I found the hopelessness of it all very scary.

What stood out in the book was that despite all the death and destruction, the author has taken the time to describe in the most beautiful, sensitive terms the relationship between a daughter and her ailing father. I found myself heartbroken for the daughter who has to bid a painful goodbye to her father.

A tense, gripping story that puts the reader right in the middle of the action where a hard-nosed reporter risks her life to find out what caused The Drop!

(Thank you to Blackthorn Book Tours for my review copy!)


How many hearts can a song touch? How many ears can it reach? How many people can it kill? When popular boy band Whoa-Town releases their latest album, no one thinks anything of it. They certainly don’t think that the world will be changed forever. After an apocalyptic disease sweeps the world, it becomes clear that the music of this seemingly innocuous boy band had something to do with it, but how? Katherine Maddox, her life irrevocably changed by a disease dubbed The Drop, sets out to find out how and why, to prevent something like The Drop from ever happening again.

About Jacy Morris

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Jacy Morris is a Native American author born in 1979 in Virginia. He is a registered member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. At the age of ten he was transplanted to Portland, Oregon, where he developed a love for punk rock and horror movies, both of which tend to find their way into his writing. Under the pseudonym The Vocabulariast, he was the writer/owner/CEO of the website from 2007-2014. He graduated from Portland State University with a Masters in Education. He has been an English and social studies teacher in Portland, Oregon since 2005.

His first film, All Hell Breaks Loose has a cult following. His second film, entitled The Cemetery People is now in post-production.

He has written several books, including the “This Rotten World” series, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Killing the Cult, and “The Enemies of Our Ancestors” series. The Abbey was his first book under his real name. In between drinking beer and watching horror movies and hockey, he is currently working on the following books: An Unorthodox Cure, and the fourth chapter of This Rotten World.


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2 thoughts on “Book Review | The Drop by Jacy Morris

  1. Thank you! Yes, I found the book difficult to read because it had similarities with the covid-19 pandemic. But the harsh overall tone of the book was softened by the tender father-daughter relationship. It brought me to tears.

  2. Good review, Satabdi. 🙂 The premise seems intriguing. Glad to know despite a grim plot, the author sensitively sketched the relationship between a father and daugther.

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