The Madman's Tale

The Madman's Tale

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When the body of a young trainee is found murdered in the nurses' station in the Western State Mental Hospital, there is no shortage of suspects, yet the killer is never found. Twenty years later ex patient Francis begins to write his chilling account of the murder with some unexpected results.
Publisher: Bantam,
ISBN: 9780593053140
0593053141
Branch Call Number: AF KATZ

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Kolly
Jun 25, 2013

This book is extremely well-written, with sentences that make you do a double-take because of the originality of the language and the point of view.
The plot, however, needs some editing help. I love to dig into a good read, irrespective of length, but in this case, about 75 pages less would make it more suspenseful. The last 150 pages really drag.
Would I read it despite these reservations? Absolutely YES.

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B_Mammen
May 29, 2010

I found this a very slow read. Very revealing insite into the workings of a mental institution.

I will probably try another book by this author, before making a decision on whether or not I like his work.

Did not finish this one.

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