This was a truly moving noir account of obsessive lust and love between a psychiatric in-patient and the wife of the facility's director in 1959. The language and mood were poetic, striking, dark, and all-encompassing, and I was swept up in the beauty of the mania, depression and desperation. Rarely does a book move me emotionally with the craftsmanship of Asylum.
Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.
This novel was a disappointment. I found it inadequate in events, when something did happen the literary enticement was lacking. Even in tragic circumstances I was left wondering after 20 minutes if it had really occured. Very understated way of writing.
Keep looking there is a better one out there!
This was a very good book. I will be reading more by this author. He kept it tense, mysterious, and lively. The narrator had such a perfect calm and unshakable voice, he made it seem like you were an important part of the story. It enhanced the book a lot. The story was short and to the point. An easy read.
I tried to listen, but was bored by it.
Having worked in courtrooms for 20 years, I love true & fictional crime. In love with Cross & Davenport. Fictional lawyer stories rule.
Unfortunately, I could not make it through all the dribble in this book. Pass on it, I'd say.
I have been an Audible customer for going on 8 years and I have never written a review before this. Perhaps it was because I just spent months listening to Steven King's Dark Tower series, which makes about anything pale in comparison, but this is the worst novel in my massive library collection. Disappointing, boring, uninteresting and insipid are the first descriptions that come to mind. With a great reader and a compelling scenario this book turns out to be about a primer on adultery, with participants that no one could care for. Good Lord! Is that the best the author could do. I've got to fumigate my iPod.