Quote Of The Day 21/02/2020

FRIDAY, 21/02/2020:

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‘Why are you there even in my silences? Why does my loneliness keep talking about you?’

– Avijeet Das

Book Review: The Silent Patient.

A review of: The Silent Patient – By Alex Michaelides.

Source: https://www.hachette.com.au/alex-michaelides/the-silent-patient

TITLE:

The Silent Patient

AUTHOR:

Alex Michaelides

GENRE:

Thriller/ Mystery

PUBLISHED:

2019

PAGES:

336

GET IT HERE:

Kmart.com

Overview:

Alicia Berenson won’t say a word – not since she shot dead her husband, Gabriel.

Once a famous painter, now turned notorious, Alicia now resides at ‘The Grove’ – a psychiatric ward. Refusing to speak for over 6 years, when she shot her husband point blank 5 times in the face, Alicia suddenly becomes aware of a new Doctor in the ward.

Psychotherapist Theo, has recently switched jobs – intrigued by Alicia’s case, and desperate to unravel the mystery behind the silent patient at ‘The Grove’.

My Thoughts:

‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides is gripping, from start to finish. Alicia Berenson is an extremely interesting character, providing thought-provoking moments, even in the absence of her voice.

This novel has many twists and turns, partly written from Theo’s point of view, and partly from Alicia’s, in the form of her personal diary entries. There are so many questions, all culminating into a final up-ending.

Without giving away too much, all that can be said is that as the reader, it was easy to become drawn in, invested and intensely mystified – and subsequently de-mystified – all in the space of a few hundred pages.

My only criticism is that ‘The Silent Patient’ ends as quickly as it started, and although that is partly intentional, it left me wanting more – more information, more backstory and more pages.

My Rating: 4/5

Quote Of The Day 21/11/2018

WEDNESDAY, 21/11/2018:

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‘The good and the wise lead quiet lives.’

– Euripides

 

Quote Of The Day 20/11/2018

TUESDAY, 20/11/2018:

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‘Silence is sometimes the best answer.’

– Dalai Lama