From our most celebrated writer of the psychological thriller comes this nerve-wracking yet eerily beautiful work of erotic obsession and madness.In the summer of 1959 Stella Raphael joins her psychiatrist husband, Max, at his new posting--a maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane. ... show more
From our most celebrated writer of the psychological thriller comes this nerve-wracking yet eerily beautiful work of erotic obsession and madness.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.
Publish date: March 3rd 1998
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
**I just unearthed this 5 year old review which didn't make the GR transition properly. 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...
I don't really have the energy to go too far in depth on this book, but I will say this: Sir Ian McKellen is the reason that I picked this up. Oh sure, Asylum has been on my reading list for ages. It's a book that seems to be either loved, or loathed, by consumers of Gothic fiction. I'm fairly certa...
At times this was tiresome, but on the whole an interesting, layered story.
Follia. Non sono io che sto dando di matto ma è il titolo del libro che ho appena finito di leggere! Mi è stato consigliato ma le opinioni erano divise a metà. Qualcuno diceva che era bellissimo, un altro lo classificava come “carino” ma anche come uno di quei libri che viene amato perché tutti lo a...
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 invol...