Read Mormama Online Free - MORMAMA is a riveting supernatural, southern gothic tale from Kit Reed. Readers of Joyce Carol Oates and James M. Cain will enjoy this unnerving tale.
Dell Duval has been living on the street since his accident. He can't remember who he was or where he came from. All he has is a tattered note in his pocket with an address for the Ellis house, a sprawling, ancient residence in Jacksonville. He takes up residence under the house in the basement unknown to the residents upstairs. He just needs time to figure out why he's been sent here.
In the house, Lane and her son Theo have returned to the family home—their last resort after Lane's husband cleans out her bank account and leaves. The old house is ruled by an equally ancient trio of tyrannical aunts, who want to preserve everything. Nothing should leave the house, including Lane.
Something about the house isn't right. Things happen to the men and boys living there. There are forces at work one of which visits Theo each night—Mormama, one mama too many.
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July 10, 2017
Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.
A man with no memories. A creepy house. Family secrets. Haunting spirits. All of it set in a crumbling section of the southern city of Jacksonville, Florida. And if this sounds like Southern Gothic to you, then you are absolutely right, because Kit Reed has perf...
June 15, 2017
DNF at 50%
This book is written from the perspective of many different voices. Something which I usually enjoy. It's also written in a disjointed way as it's characters random thoughts that aren't even always complete sentences. Generally I don't mind this type of writing, in some cases I love it...
June 06, 2017
So basically I don't think this book is getting many good reviews but I really enjoyed it and am glad I picked it up. There are numerous characters in "Mormama" and the story often flashes back so the reader can learn more about the historic Ellis house and its inhabitants, past and present. Year...
June 01, 2017
I rated this between a 2.5 and 3 stars out of 5.
Mormama, by Kit Reed, is a Southern Gothic haunting set in Jacksonville, Florida. This tale starts out with Dale, (who knows what his real name is, as he has just chosen one when he can’t remember his own), a down on his luck drifter that has been i...
June 22, 2017
Dell has no memory of who he is or where he comes from. But he thinks the note bearing the address of an aged mansion in Jacksonville could be a clue. The house is home to three old women - sisters named Ivy, Iris, and Rose - and, more recently, their niece Lane and her son Theo. Oh, and Mormama....
December 11, 2016
A Southern Gothic tale thoroughly convincing. It's a Fantasy that kicks off with intensity and fires off one cannon after the other. It's haunting, captivating, harrowing and predatory.
October 10, 2017
Between the time I finished this amazing, twisted, tour-de-force haunted house story, I learned that Kit Reed had died. She was one of the luminaries of the field. I never picked up anything she’d written without being challenged, entertained, and a bit awed. To this day, I recommend her book on...
August 13, 2017
I went back and forth on this one. Mormamma is a strange gothern gothic that is kinda sorta a haunted house story. Told through multiple points of view, the closest thing to a main character is essentially Dell Duval a homeless man who decides to squat in the Ellis house a huge mansion with a an...
October 13, 2017
I'm fine with shifting POVs and frames of reference, I'm fine with a horror story that's mostly subtle/without overt violence, I'm fine with leaving things unsaid. Actually, the promise of those things are what drew me to this one, but it turns out there just isn't much there there. Which doesn't...
August 26, 2017
So often we want to yell at the characters in a ghost or horror novel, "WHY ARE YOU IGNORING ALL THE WARNING SIGNS?" Now I wish someone, spectral or real, had yelled that at me before I downloaded this damn book. The title should have alerted me. It means nothing unless you read this novel, and e...