5 out of 5 stars
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Merriam-Webster defines a psychopath as a mentally ill person, particularly one with an egotistical and antisocial personality characterized by a lack of regret for one's actions, a lack of empathy for others, and frequently criminal impulses. Psychopathy, which is frequently confused with sociopathy, is characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, decreased empathy and remorse, as well as aggressive, unrestrained, and narcissistic traits. Patrick C. Notchtree's intriguing novel Maxym: I am a Male, and Males are Not Afraid is about a young man named Maxym whose traumatic past had a significant impact on how he dealt with life's events, leading him to believe that he might be a psychopath.
Maxym Ivanovo, a 6-year-old boy, was the sole survivor of an attack on his family in Russia by a Wahabist Muslim terrorist group. Fortunately, he was adopted by a soldier named Leonid after suffering trauma. Maxym used a firearm at the age of six to shoot the people who murdered his family. Before this, he was known as a unique child who grew up with love and attention, but as time passed, he developed a deep hatred toward all Muslims as a result of his family's murder. Thanatos was also a master assassin who killed high-ranking officials and prominent political terrorists while working for Russia. Did Maxym ever get over his dislike of Muslims? What is the connection between Thanatos and Maxym? Get the book to find out.
The fascinating twists and turns in this action-packed book will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Max, the main character, who defies conventional societal views on homosexuality, is my favorite. Despite being gay, Max was an alpha male who was not afraid of a challenge. He was ready to face challenges and excel in academics as well as military training. Despite his hatred for Muslims, he worked hard and underwent rigorous training to become one of the world's most feared killers.
I appreciate Maxym because he was dedicated to his academy and others despite all the obstacles in his path. Leonid is another favorite character because he cared for Maxym after all hope of a healthy life had been lost.
Unfortunately, I can't say I enjoyed everything in this book. The book contains a lot of sexual content. Nonetheless, I would like to commend the author on his creative abilities as well as the editor on a job well done because the book is exceptionally edited and no errors were discovered.
I rate the book five out of five stars because it has taught me how to deal with various challenges in life. I will recommend this book to everyone, especially those going through difficult times and those who have felt neglected and abandoned.
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