PDF [Asylum by Matt Drabble] By Matt Drabble
After reading Gated by the same author I became an instant fan I love Matt Drabble s writing and find him to be "reminiscent of Bentley Little and Richard Laymon His narrative is laid back and flows effortlessly "of Bentley Little
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A US Horror Chart #5 best seller Voted #5 on The Horror Novel Review's Top 10 Novels of 2013 a 2014 Readers Favorite Gold Medal winner image Blackwater Heights is a building with a long dark history some of it is well known but is shrouded in myth and legend None so than that of its founding father Horace WhiskerMartin Parcell is an ex journalist with shattered dreams of an author’s career Sidelined through a car cr. Y liked the way the stories were weaved into one tale I like a short story in a magazine but rarely buy a collection because the stories tend to be disjointed from one another These stories were different ish from one to the next but they were linked together by the sub lot Well layed There were two big things I didn t like about this book I had the end La Partera: Story of a Midwife pegged at about chapter three Bummer Worse than that however was the lack of arofessional editor not Just Proofing Actual Editing This proofing actual editing This my biggest et eeve about any self ublished work "and this book was no exception using the "this book was no exception Using the descriptor four times in the same short aragraph is not interesting Klunky transitions are not interesting Weird syntax is not interesting It s all d I was asked to review a story not the whole book But after reading this one storyI will definitely read the whole book soon I read the story Finders Not Keepers It begins with an archeological team finding a tomb to be around 3800 years old Well It all goes downhill from there When Reduced Laughter: Seriocomic Features and Their Functions in the Book of Kings people start dyingbut not from the tomb or the mummy they foundwell could be the mummy You got a crazy story I have never been a real fan of horror But this story is well written and intriguing For horror fansthis book is for you Asylum 13 Tales of Terror by Matt Drabble is 13 tales of terror inside a tale of terror Asylum is a very interesting concept Matt Drabble starts his story by introducing Martin Parcell the new assistant janitor at Blackwater Heights a spooky looking oldrivate mental health clinic Martin was reporting for his first shift a night shift of course on his first job since he was seriously injured in an automobile accident 14 months earlier Just driving up the d Asylum by Matt Drabble is an excellent collection of short dark fiction The wrapper for the stories reminds me a bit of a Night Gallery episode or something from an old school radio theater show I sometimes struggle with short story collections because inevitably I am disappointed with a few of the stories Perhaps closer to 35 If you enjoyed the This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life portmanteau films of compa. Ash’s injuries he finds himself forced through governmental austerity measures having to take a custodiansosition at a rivate mental health hospital A writer with undoubted talent but an author without a storyHe begins his new job deep in depression and drowning under waves of his lost dreams On his first night he meets Jimmy his elderly supervisor who has spent most of his life within the hospital walls Jimmy is. .
Nies such as Amicus in the 70s then this book will be just your cup of tea In fact the framing narrative is similar to the Robert Bloch scripted film also called Asylum The stories are nicely varied mixing supernatural with just Networking for Career Success: 24 Lessons for Getting to Know the Right People plain sociopathic There are tworoblems with the book in my opinion first there are some very jarring word choices that break the suspension of disbelief the book reads like an American trying to do British and it took me a while to realise that the Man on the Moon problem is actually a Briton trying to write the UK for the US reader and it doesn t work and second and far important theroof reading "Is Appalling The Book Is "appalling The book is with words which have Zheng Guogu passed the smell checker but are uite clearly not the right word for the sentence and this gets very irritating Predictable stories but original way to link themAll the tales are the sameretty much and seems like the edition of this book is very cheapProbably is just a teen mysteryhorrorBut I have big hopes in the writer Asylum 13 Tales of Terror is about a man named Martin who is starting his new job as a custodian at a mental health facility He is being trained by an older guy named Jimmy and after Jimmy discovers that Martin is a writer he suggests that Martin write a book about the residents I like that the short stories are art of the main story After each resident s tale it goes back to the resent where Jimmy gives Martin information about them and we get to see Martin s reaction and learn about things I really enjoyed that format and it worked wellMy favorite stories were No Strings Attached and The Devil s Music No Strings Attached is about a oor kid who works at a toy Store It Could Be It could be episode of Tales from the Crypt or a show like it The Devil s Music is about a teenage devil worshipper who lays guitar in a metal band Sure it s a clich but Paul is a fun character and the last line is funnyUnfortunately there were some editing issues and a lot of the stories including the main one were Forbidden Knowledge predictable It was still an enjoyable read but it s not something that I would read again 355 stars. Nearing retirement age and desperate to rest his weary bones Jimmy offers Martin a way out for both of them access to the background histories and stories of the hospital’satients A collection of 13 tales from the darkly disturbed minds of the residents of Blackwater HeightsAs the long night unwinds Martin finds himself deeply troubled as the tales unfold before him and threaten to drag him down into their insani. .