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Ugly Girls eWay However it rapidly descends into a dark place as the twoscapees hide on a train reserved for wounded SS men where they RSVP... Baby end up in a mental hospital where they undergo various brutal treatments whilst trying to maintain their disguiseThis is not one for the faint hearted and the descriptions of the mental hospital sound scarily authentic as the twoscapees struggle to maintain their sanity amidst the medications and treatments they are forced to take The second half takes place in 1972 and brings the story to a thrilling and taut denouementI won t spoil the plot but if you persevere you are in for a darned good read The first thing I have to say is that this must have been The Moment extremely well researched the detail is magnificent horrifying and yet strangely fascinating Set in two parts the first following two friends trying tovade capture who The Cypress Tree end up in a mental institution in Germay the second portion of the novel deals with the fallout many years laterI thought this was cleverly done the first half is fairly slow moving allowing the story to unfold at a pace that truly allows you to take in what these two friends are going through descriptively speaking it is very disturbing but absolutely compelling you can t look away The second half is faster moving also difficult to review properly without spoilers but for me it made a tale of two halves if you like and thending was unexpectedVery different from the Department series but still with the author s uniue style this is not a war story as much as it is a story of friendship under The Kings Spy (Thomas Hill, extreme circumstances character driven throughout often violent but alwaysngaging and thought provoking I can see that it will not be for Doctor Illuminatus everyone but I found it to be anxcellent and moving story haunting and The Real Witches Kitchen evocative with some trulydge of the seat momentsOverall a very good read indeedHappy Reading Folks It s got The Preachers Kid evil Nazis and narrowscapes It takes place in a mental hospital staffed with soulless doctors and nurses whose care is administered with O Testamento eual parts cruelty It s got betrayal and a swift and certain death sentence for anyone suspected of deception Add in a pair of World War II British pilots trapped behindnemy lines and faking mental illness to avoid capture So what s not to like Plenty as it turns out For most of the first 200 pages Bryan the novel s narrator is lying in a hospital bed feigning catatonia He listens as German doctors appear to discuss his condition but he s unable to understand a word of their language Whispered conversations in the night are meaningless to him but it s obvious a conspiracy among a few of the patients is developing Bryan doesn t know who is a potential ally or who might be plotting against him Even his co pilot refuses to make Gangbang Slut eye contact with him Bryan lives this way for almost a year An unbearable form of isolation for certain but Ixperienced very little of the main character s frustration or
terror Instead I often felt removed from vents as though they were being described by someone who was Instead I often felt removed from vents as though they were being described by someone who was to testify but who was intentionally withholding the most horrendous particulars For Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows example shock treatments are administered to patients on a seemingly random basis yet the reader is never taken into the treatment room and strapped to the table with the fully conscience narrator as he waits for the jolt that will throw his body into seizure and probablyrase a part of the one thing that makes him who he is his memory My stepson spent a year at Virginia Military Institute Sometimes a sound would awaken him in the night and he d lie there terrified that upperclassmen "Were Coming For Him To Perform A Expulsion Ceremony Known "coming for him to perform a The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) expulsion ceremony known drumming out Bryan however seems barely concerned that the Nazi docs could be coming to perform their atrocities at any time The novel s pace actually improves in part two when Bryan returns to the site of the hospital after 25 years to confront his tormenters and find out what happened to his former friend and co pilot Unfortunately this is also where suspension of disbelief becomes difficult to maintain At 461 pages this was a long read with lots of tell and too little show Thank you to Dutton and Goodreads for providing an ARC of this book for review While I received this from Netgalley a VERY long time ago inxchange for an honest review I Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, ended up listening to this book on Audible4 starsThis is a tale of two booksThe first half of is mind numbingly monotonous and downright boring almost to the point of putting it on the DNF shelf The second part isxceedingly suspenseful complete with violent confrontations a touch of romance and a tale of revenge on a trio of monstrous villains Adler Olsen touches on the universal themes of the horrors of war man s inhumanity to man the corrosiveness of guilt and the cleansing nature of forgiveness This book was written in 1997 and it is asy to see that Adler Olsen hadn t yet developed the writing skills he displays in his Department series Even still this is a worthwhile readThe Alphabet House is first set during World War II Two Englishmen James Teasdale and Bryan Young bail out when their plane is shot down over Germany during a reconnaissance mission In desperation they assume the identities of shell shocked German SS "OFFICERS ASSUMING THEIR ROLES TOO WELL " Assuming their roles too well are confined to a mental hospital behind nemy lines How long will it take for their captors to realize that James and Bryan are imposters What ffect will the pills and shock treatments that the doctors admin. Executed if captured With an nemy patrol in pursuit they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue eastern front In a moment of desperation they throw two patients off the train and take their places hoping they canscape later But their act is too convincing and they The Man Without a Face end up in the Alphabet House a mental hospital located far behindnemy lines where German doctors subject their patients to daily rounds of shock treatments and xperim. .
Confession time this novel has been on my TBR a long time It is the title that has been on my NetGalley shelf the longest The reason I reuested it was solely on the basis of the author as I thoroughly njoyed his Dept series of mysteries This stand alone is a WWII historical mystery and the author s first novelWhy did I wait so long Well the book is very long over 500 pages and I was waiting to get in the mood for a WWII novel With all the sadness and chaos in the world it seems that lately I ve been in the mood for something a little less intenseThe first half of the novel is set during World War II and the second half takes place thirty years laterCaptivity was preferable to deathFriends from childhood British RAF pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young are shot down while attempting to conduct a special photo reconnaissance mission in Germany They parachute out of their plane and run Gone (Gone, eventually hopping aboard a German ambulance train They toss two German patients out of the train car and assume their identities Eventually the train deposits the men far behindnemy lines at a German military hospital for the mentally ill The nurses dub it The Alphabet House due to the way the patients and their diagnosis are referred to as letters of the alphabetJames and Bryan both in their Threads Of The Shroud early twenties were tested to the limits of psychologicalndurance So much so that it strained credulity on than one occasion They are treated with freuent All Seated on the Ground electroshock therapy and daily doses of dangerous anti psychotic drugs that makes them almost catatonicThe days ahead might take years to live throughThe reader glimpses the horrifying andxtremely disturbing way the mentally ill were treated and how the German Nazis treated their sick soldiers Remember the phrase survival of the fittest James and Bryan discover that they are not the only ones on the ward feigning mental illness At least three of the Germans are part of Operation Insanity a devious plot perpetrated by avarice When one malingerer is discovered he is taken to the yard and shotThis was a suspenseful war thriller but personally I think it would have made a better movie than a book Although the author s pacing is spot on and he did Untitled. engender tension in the reader this wasn tnough for me Wiring especially in the first half of the book which was set for the most part in one hospital ward with the protagonists lying in bed feigning madness I didn t really connect with the protagonists partly I think because we didn t really get to know them well before their Alphabet House ordeal began Partly too because theirxperiences were so outside of anything I can imagine Maybe it would appeal to male readers I don t know Anyway I found the book was over long and dragged in spots Against All Odds especially in the first half of the book I found myself skimming which I hate to do and hate to admit to doingThe second part of the book which features Bryan Young now a physician Ixpected to like However that really didn t happen for me It was overly violent and portrayed Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage evil men doingvil things Over and over and over againI wanted to like this book really I did It had a great and interesting beginning a somewhat tedious middle and an almost unrealistic ndingAlthough
I REALLY LOVE THE DEPT SERIESreally love the Dept series I found that this book just wasn t for me Two WWII British pilots are trapped behind
Enemy Lines In Nazi Germany This Is The Story Oflines in Nazi Germany This is the story of desperate attempts of survival but can they survive with their lives and their sanityThe Alphabet House is one of those stories where I really have to ask myself where do authors get these ideas The story was so well developed and intricate very minute detail fell perfectly into placeThe story is written in two parts Part one deals with Bryan and James Against All Odds escape from their pursuers and their stay in The Alphabet House What is The Alphabet House You ll have to read it yourself to find out The second part of the book is set twenty seven years after the war and deals with Bryan and James getting beyond the scars left by The Alphabet House Each part is a fantasticxciting story on its own the two together create an amazing unimaginable adventure This was a book that own the two together create an amazing unimaginable adventure This was a book that hated to put downJames and Bryan were incredibly well developed characters The author brought me well into the depths of Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism each of their minds and he would switch points of view from one to the other And the bad guys well they are some of the sickest monsters that I havever read about What makes them so horrible is that their characteristics are pulled straight from realityWould I recommend The Alphabet House AbsolutelyI received a copy of the book from NetGalley in Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils exchange for an honest review Brian and James are two 20 year old Englishmen that are shot down over Germany in WWII With a dog patrol on their heals they frantically hop on a German train which contains SS officers that are ill They take the place of two of them yes they throw two men off the train to do it but at least one of them was dead and frantically try to doverything they can to fit in and gather information At the Payment Due end of their trip they re taken off the train on stretchers and find themselves in an insane asylum They re forced to take the medications of 1942 andndure daily shock treatments After a bit James realizes that there are three SS officers that are malingering and The nature of friendship war loyalty guilt and love told via a brilliant thrillerI must admit I was Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, expecting a standard World War 2scape story and the book does start that. In the tradition of Alan Furst the #1 international bestselling author delivers his first stand alone novel a psychological thriller set in World War II Nazi Germany and 1970s England British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo reconnaissance mission near Dresden Germany Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war When their plane is shot down James and Bryan know they will be.
SUMMARY AlfabethusetIster to their patients have on the British soldiers minds Can they Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, escape from this hellhole The situation spirals out of control when three fellow inmates viciously turn on James and BryanThe second half is also set in Germany almost 30 years later during the 1972 Munich Olympics In the second half the story really comes alive as the friends deal with the fallout of their imprisonmentThis book was obviouslyxtremely well researched the detail is magnificent horrifying and yet strangely fascinating The pacing and layout were cleverly done the first half is slow moving and plodding allowing the story to unfold at a pace that allows the reader to almost The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, experience what these two friends are going through It s very disturbing but absolutely compelling you simply can t look away The second half is much faster paced and I m not going to say anything for fear of giving away the surprisingvents It did ramp up significantly to the completely unexpected Turbulence endingThis is not a war story as much as it is a story of friendship underxtreme circumstances character driven throughout often violent but always Tropical Bioproductivity engaging and thought provoking I found it to be anxcellent moving story haunting and Elizabeth Ann Seton evocative with some greatdge of the seat momentsOverall a very good read OK So I wanted to like this book I really really did It had Die Postmoderne Konstellation everything I like asylum WWIIra historical fiction a good plot However This book just drug ON and ON and ON It was so slow moving and I found myself really not looking forward to reading it Folk Tales From the Soviet Union every time I had time to read It just didn t do it for me Very creative plot and had amazing potential for a thrillerjust didn t have the thrill aspect I wish I could have said I loved this book but sadly it was not all I was hoping for it to be tear Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Sometimes plots and ideas don t just work for some readers This is one of those books for me The Alphabet House would make anxcellent movie but as a book it doesn t uite fly The story starts with two English fliers in World War II They get shot down and Ulysses and the Trojan War eventually after a series ofvents that do and don t work find themselves in the Alphabet House a hospital for Nazi officers The two Brits Bryant and James never really seem to come alive as individuals They almost become interchangeable and it is difficult to pin down their individual characters if any There are some supporting characters but they are by and large interchangeable The villains are the traditional Nazi villains The pacing at points seems off and the character of Lauren just doesn t work on many levels It s not a bad book and in many ways it is a good adventure story It would make a good screenplay because a film version would hide the lack of characterization I decided to read this book because I m a fan of Jussi Adler Olsen s Department mysteries and thought this standalone written prior to the Dep t books might be a good read As the story opens it s 1944 and World War II is raging English flyboys Bryan Young and James Teasdale are sent on a mission to do aerial reconnaissance over Germany where they get shot down After some hide and seek with German soldiers Bryan and James make their way onto a German medical transport train throw off the bodies of a couple of Nazi officers and assume their identities They soon find themselves in a mental hospital called Alphabet House for shell shocked SS officials there Bryan and James must Tall, Dark Rich endurendless The Collector's Encyclopedia of Antique Marbles electroshock and drug therapy Though their mental illness allows them to remain silent Bryan and James are still in a very precarious situation if they rexposed as Taught to Obey either Brits or malingerers they ll be killed immediately Thus they live in a constant state of anxiety and fearAs it turns Alphabet House seems to be chock full of Nazis faking mental illness One group of malingerers consists of officers who are in the habit of whispering at night bragging about murders they ve committed and their secret horde of riches These men arextremely suspicious of their fellow patients fearing someone might discover their deception and Learning to Dance in the Rain expose them Thus they watchveryone closely not hesitating to harass or Rebel (The Change, even murder someone they suspect is faking Bryan and James come under intense scrutiny by these men and Jamesspecially suffers greatly at their hands This part of the book is very long and very disturbingEventually Bryan scapes from Alphabet House which is bombed soon afterwards by the advancing Allies Skip ahead to 1972 and Bryan is a wealthy successful physician who owns a pharmaceutical company and is happily married Bryan has never given up trying to find James however and when circumstances align he returns to Germany and travels to the town where Alphabet House was located
THERE HE COMES ACROSS SOME PEOPLEhe comes across some people knew in the mental ward and things take a very dramatic turn This section of the book is also very long and disturbing In the prologue of the book Jussi Adler Olsen talks about his interest in mental illness and speculates whether faking a mental disability can lead to the real thing He xplains that his interests in both World War II and mental illness led him to write this book Jussi Adler Olsen being interviewed It s hard for
ME TO RATE THIS STORY BECAUSE THOUGH IT Sto rate this story because though it s written and compelling the subject matter is distressing and many of the characters are sadistic and disgusting Thus I settled on 3 stars this just wasn t the book for me I ll probably stick to Jussi Adler Olsen s mysteries from now onYou can follow my reviews at. Ental drugs The pilots’ only hope of survival is to fake insanity until the war nds but their friendship and courage are put to the ultimate test when James and Bryan realize they aren’t the only ones in the Alphabet House feigning madness Millions of fans around the world and in this country know Adler Olsen for his award winning Department series His first stand alone The Alphabet House is the perfect introduction for those who have yet to discover his riveting wor.