Asylum


      Asylum
In the summer of 1959 Stella Raphael joins her psychiatrist husband, Max, at his new posting a maximum security hospital for the criminally insane Beautiful and headstrong, Stella soon falls under the spell of Edgar Stark, a brilliant and magnetic sculptor who has been confined to the hospital for murdering his wife in a psychotic rage.But Stella s knowledge of Edgar s crime is no hindrance to the volcanic attraction that ensues a passion that will consume Stella s sanity and destroy her and the lives of those around her. Best Download Asylum [ by ] Patrick McGrath [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – tbjewellers.co.uk

Patrick McGrath was born on 7th February, 1950 in London and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital where his father was Medical Superintendent He was educated at Stonyhurst College He is a British novelist whose work has been categorized as gothic fiction He is married to actress Maria Aitken and lives in New York City.

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  • Paperback
  • 254 pages
  • Asylum
  • Patrick McGrath
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 0679781382

10 thoughts on “ Asylum

  1. says:

    It says on the back this book is a meditation on the nature of love So, what is love Love is when someone gently tugs this book out of your hands and says you don t need to read this one, dear All the quotes on the back were paid for It s high class tripe.

  2. says:

    This has been sitting on the bottom of a huge pile of books in my bedroom that topples over every time one of my dogs flops down for a nap I m getting sick of picking them up and will read them from the bottom up It s like a Survivor Challenge as I wiggle out the bottom book without causing the whole lot to topple upon my head I bought it five years ago at a library sale according to the withdrawn library stamp Shameful.Psychiatrist Peter Cleave tells a supposedly sordid tale of a former This has been sitting on the bottom of a huge pile of books in my bedroom that topples over every time one of my dogs flops down for a nap I m getting sick of picking them up and will read them from the bottom up It s like a Survivor Challenge as I wiggle out the bottom book without causing the whole lot to topple upon my head I bought it five years ago at a library sale according to the withdrawn library stamp Shameful.Psychiatrist Peter Cleave tells a supposedly sordid tale of a former patient, love affairs gone terribly...

  3. says:

    I first discovered Patrick McGrath in 1988 with his often overlooked and under appreciated short story collection, Blood and Water and Other Tales, and became a huge fan of his from then on In 1990, I read his best book to date, The Grotesque Both, are amazing pieces of Gothic fiction Back in those days it was very difficult to find quality writers following in the footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe, especially those who were able to make their own unique imprint and capable of breaking new ground I first discovered Patrick McGrath in 1988 with his often overlooked and under appreciated short story collection, Blood and Water and Other Tales, and became a huge fan of his from then on In 1990, I read his best book to date, The Grotesque Both, are amazing pieces of Gothic fiction Back in those days it was very difficult to find quality writers following in the footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe, especially those who were able to make their own unique imprint and capable of breaking new ground I was delving deep into Poe, Lovecraft, M.R James, Henry James, Sheridan Le Fanu, ...

  4. says:

    I don t think I would have ever read this if not for the fact that I saw it on Audible, read by Ian McKellan How could I resist I kinda wish I had, though Sir Ian s reading was great, don t get me wrong, and he was a perfect reader for the narrator of the story, but the story itself was just so uneventful I thought that this was supposed to be a psychological thriller, but there was absolutely nothing thrilling about it The narrator is a psychiatrist relating everything to the reader as I don t think I would have ever read this if not for the fact that I saw it on Audible, rea...

  5. says:

    Sexual obsession, decapitation, enucleation, maternal filicide, psychological unraveling Or what we call Thursday around here.A psychiatrist s unhappy wife falls for an artist, institutionalized in a mental hospital for a gruesome murder It goes without saying this will not end well.The novel is certainly c...

  6. says:

    Where has this book author been hiding all my life Because I m SERIOUSLY impressed It s a rare book that makes you want to flip to the beginning IMMEDIATELY after finishing it for a second go through, but I was tempted with Asylum It was that layered, that satisfying, that good I m only forgoing it to start Goodreads stalking the author forbooks to add to my growing Better World Books order.The book is a work of art, painted in cold, clinical strokes on an increasingly unreliable Where has this book author been hiding all my life Because I m SERIOUSLY impressed It s a rare book that makes you want to flip to the beginning IMMEDIATELY after finishing it for a second go through, but I was tempted with Asylum It was that layered, that satisfying, that good I m only forgoing it to start Goodreads stalking the author forbooks to add to my growing Better World Books order.The book is a work of art, painted in cold, clinical strokes o...

  7. says:

    3.5 stars Fascinating, dysfunctional tale of obsessive love.

  8. says:

    Stella Raphael s story is one of the saddest I know, intones Dr Peter Cleave, the senior psychiatrist in the mental hospital central to Asylum by Patrick McGrath Asylum is a story of obsession.Stella and her husband Max have moved outside London for Max s job Hoping to eventually become superintendent of the facility, Max is quite involved in the asylum s day to day activities, and the couple s home is on the property Max has big plans, including renovating the conservatory and gardens of Stella Raphael s story is one of the saddest I know, intones Dr Peter Cleave, the senior psychiatrist in the mental hospital central to Asylum by Patrick McGrath Asylum is a story of obsession.Stella and her husband Max have moved outside London for Max s job Hoping to eventually become superintendent of the facility, Max is quite involved in the asylum s day to day activities, and the couple s home is on the property Max has big plans, including renovating the conservatory and gardens of the home Some of the better behaved patients are allowed on work teams, and Edgar Stark, a former sculptor, is given the task of carpentry work in the conservatory Charlie, Stella and Max s son, is fascinated with the work and the gardens and the pond, spending many of his days outside When Stella encounters Edgar while outside with Charlie, she is drawn to him Edgar doesn t look insane He is polite and talented The two become friendly, and Stella, lacking passion in her own m...

  9. says:

    I had already read one book by Patrick McGrath, The Grotesque, when I picked this one up This book issubtle andbeautiful in many ways Told from the perspective of the main character s friend and eventual psychiatrist, it follows the arc of a desperate, obsessive love, and reactions to the loss of said love McGrath s prose gives us a perfect window into the setting, mood, and overall feeling of each scene, all the while colored with the emotions of the narrator It s a strange sort I had already read one book by Patrick McGrath, The Grotesque, when I picked this one up This book issubtle andbeautiful in many ways Told from the perspective of the main character s friend and eventual psychiatrist, it follows the arc of a desperate, obsessive love, and reactions to the loss of said love McGrath s prose gives us a perfect wind...

  10. says:

    Asylum is almost old fashioned It has a Gothic ring to it and although it is set in 1959, the setting feels a bit older The plot starts out as a strange love story The wife of the superintendent of a mental asylum falls for a charismatic schizophrenic artist who is clearly dangerous for all involved Yet the tale is narrated by the artist s psychiatrist and while he starts out as a neutral narrator in a style that slightly mimics a clinical case study, we slowly discover that this may also be Asylum is almost old fashioned It has a Gothic ring to it and although it is set in 1959, the setting feels a bit older The plot starts out as a strange love story The wife of the ...

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