- File Size: 1965 KB
- Print Length: 672 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dark Season Books (November 23, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 23, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009OKRB3Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,554 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Here is what i originally wrote: I just finished reading this entire series, all 8 books of ASYLUM. WOW! It was amazing! There are alot of characters involved and all of the stories are very detailed. Some of them are told in flash-backs, while others take place as they occur, but let me say that you will not be bored for one second of your reading time! The story starts with Annie Radford's arrival at Lakehurst Asylum and its off like a rocket from there! If you like stories of the macabre, do yourself a favor and indulge in this series. You will not regret it!
Again, i will say that this is a must read for anyone who appreciates horror, thrillers, and even a good ghost story. Amy Cross has written an amazing series here, and for anyone who hasnt read her work before - give ASYLUM a chance, you will end up a huge fan!!
But under it all was a great and surreal horror story, full of mystery and filth. And when I realized the slimyness of this environment was not limited to the titular asylum, but is an everyday aspect of the greater world, I was sold. It really works, if you can get past the rough edges. I loved it.
Definitely will be reading more by Amy Cross
The premise of this compilation of eight novellas is that Annie Radford is sent to a mental hospital after shooting her young brother in the head because God told her to. At the asylum we meet the evil nurse, a couple of awful doctors, the wretched support staff...and the Nazi war criminal in the attic. There are experiments being conducted on the inmates, which can only end badly. What will happen to Annie? Turns out I didn't much care.
One of the problems I found was that the entire compilation is written in first person present, which was made more confusing due to the plethora of flashbacks and flash forwards. Secondly, there really isn't one redeeming character among all those in the various stories. I wanted to care about someone. The author just made it difficult to do so. Further, the non-existent editing made it hard to enjoy the story, as did the beyond ridiculous action scenes: people performing brain surgery on themselves, including sawing open their own head, is just silly. Perhaps things improve in the sequel. One can hope.
Ok so we have Annie a young woman who has a mental break down starts hearing voices and kills her little brother because God tells her to. We follow her as she brought to Lakehurst and goes through treatment. At this point, we're going with a fairly interesting paranormal plot with some freaky happening and ghost story type atmosphere. This I liked. The second main character is Kirsten, she is the head nurse at the hospital and all around super witch, replace the w with a b. Things begin to go a little crazy here. At this point, I kept reading because I wanted to know what the heck was going on and I had become hooked on Annie's story.
Yet I felt there was a lot of unneeded stuff going on. It was just too much. Although the biggest thing that bugged me was the sex. It didn't forward the plot, wasn't needed and was poorly written. Overall I felt this could have been a good story but Ms. Cross tried to hard.
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I will be also leaving a review on Goodreads @ Amazon.
And letting everyone know about it.
So i gave it a 5 Stars.