REVIEW: THE MAN WHO WALKED AWAY by Maud Casey

This is my first foray into a novel by Maud Casey (The Shape of Things To Come, Geneology) and it was mind-bending. The book follows two narratives.  Albert’s inner thoughts populate one of them.  He is an ambler, a friendly walker who finds himself in the medium merchant towns of middle Europe. When Albert walked,…

REVIEW: ASYLUM by John Harwood

  Weary, windswept, and wet, a young woman arrives outside Tregannon House, an estate-turned-asylum in somewhere near Cornwall in England.  She awakens with little memory of how she got there, or why. She is convinced, however, of her identity as Georgina Ferrars.  The only problem is the kind staff at the asylum assure her she…

REVIEW: THE QUICKENING MAZE by Adam Foulds

I always look forward to starting new books — ones to review or otherwise.  When I knew this one was on its way, I watched the mail everyday.  It is by a British author.  It’s about an asylum … and poets … and madness … and takes place in Victorian England. What more could I…

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