“MORRIS MORRIS: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Jack Kregas

Morris Morris
Available on Amazon

I LOVE this book! I love it for several reasons. For one thing, it’s very well written. Short stories, novelettes, and novellas can be challenging. Jack Kregas succeeds in developing his characters and painting colorful settings with five stars.

Morris Morris” is facing something many elders face in today’s world. No longer able to live alone, financially strapped, they are forced to abandon their independence and move into assisted living communities or nursing homes. Kregas describes those living situations with skill. Morris faces his last days following rules, eating less than exquisite food on a schedule set by the community, and encouraged to join groups or make friends with elders with whom he has nothing in common. This lifestyle is contrary to the exciting life he led when he was younger. “All would agree that whatever he did, he did it with style and class.” Definitely a ladies man and a big spender. But, as many people don’t, he gave no thought to saving for a rainy day.

Morris is not the only resident of “Respectable Living Resorts” who chafes under the restrictive rules of the community. Enter Sheila. She’s flirty, has money, and recognizes a kindred soul in Morris. Sex may bring them together, but it’s their sense of adventure and business savvy that keep them coming back for more.

Kregas does a great job of representing the corporations who control chains of assisted living communities and nursing homes; big businesses more interested in making money than caring for residents. This book could almost be a social commentary on growing old.


About Jack Kregas

Jack Kregas was born in New England in the northeast of the United States. After a stint in the US Army, he was discharged in Europe and the next forty years were spent skiing and living life to the max as well as creating several successful businesses.

Winters in the Alps and summers windsurfing on Maui, Jack departed Switzerland for Maui full time with his Australian wife and small daughter. After five years he moved the family to Australia and became an Australian citizen.

Jack now lives in Brisbane and plays golf and tournament poker. After having published his first book in 2015, an autobiography of his adventurous life, It’s All About Me and a few others he has written another seven books.



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