Friday, 21 February 2014

Friday memes - The Medea Complex

Alison Can Read Feature & FollowIt's another Friday and I feel like doing some memes! So, first of here's a good old classic: Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

Question of the Week: What was the last book that made you cry?


It's been some time since I have shed actual tears, but welling up happens a lot, as does dry sobbing. Sometimes a book is just so perfect in it's description of a certain emotion or event and you recognize so much of yourself in it that it hurts. And then all you can do is cry.

18685624The last book where tears were rolling was probably All Quiet on the Western Front because it's simply a  stunning book! I just felt so bad for all the characters, yet strangely enough, despite them being soldiers and me being a couch-potato book blogger, I thought I somehow understood them. And it made me emotional!

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 by Freda over at Freda's Voice. For those memes, I'm using The Medea Complex by Rachel Roberts.

1885. Anne Stanbury - Committed to a lunatic asylum, having been deemed insane and therefore unfit to stand trial for the crime of which she is indicted. But is all as it seems?
Edgar Stanbury - the grieving husband and father who is torn between helping his confined wife recover her sanity, and seeking revenge on the woman who ruined his life.
Dr George Savage - the well respected psychiatrist, and chief medical officer of Bethlem Royal Hospital. Ultimately, he holds Anne's future wholly in his hands. 
The Medea Complex tells the story of a misunderstood woman suffering from insanity in an era when mental illnesses' were all too often misdiagnosed and mistreated. A deep and riveting psychological thriller set within an historical context, packed full of twists and turns, The Medea Complex explores the nature of the human psyche: what possesses us, drives us, and how love, passion, and hope for the future can drive us to insanity


So, onto the memes.

BB:
'What I really want to know is how the bastards did it.'
That is a very good question considering the blurb!

F56:
'Is a lie, a lie by omission?If so, I have just lied to a man who contributes thousands of pounds per year to this hospital.'
Never bite the hand that feeds you. Unless the hand is attached to an asshole, in which case you should most definitely bite it!


So, what are you reading? And over which book have you ever cried?

15 comments:

  1. Interesting pick, new title for me but now I am curious!
    New bloglovin follower
    My F&F

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  2. Sounds like a good one! I can already feel my "hackles" rising at the injustices, especially since they seem to happen mostly to women! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY FRIDAY POST

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  3. The Medea Complex sounds like my kind of read. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting Book Club Librarian today.

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  4. Sounds intriguing. It's not the sort of thing I usually read. I'll be eager to hear what you think about it. Happy reading!

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  5. This sounds like a compelling book that I'd enjoy. The opening definitely grabbed me and made me want to know more, and the 56 excerpt made me wonder why someone would risk lying to a person whose support is important to them. Lots of drama in those sentences!
    Here's the link to my Friday post: CAKE.

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  6. Interesting read! I like psychological thrillers. Good choice.

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  7. I've been seeing this book all over the place lately and these blurbs make me want to read it even more. Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily.

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  8. I enjoyed your review! And have I ever cried? I cried reading the Queen's Governess. It was sad and seemed so real! Happy reading!

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  9. Ohh the medea Complex sounds like one I might enjoy. I love all the psychological stuff!!

    Old follower :-)

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  10. The Medea Complex sounds like a wonderful historical! I would love to read the history of how mental illness was treated in the late nineteenth century, plus the mystery element sounds entertaining, too!

    xo,
    RJ

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  11. Ok! who did what?? now I really want to know.
    Thanks for stopping by

    Ruty@Reading...Dreaming

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  12. I saw the movie for All Quiet on the Western Front but hadn't read the book.
    Gripping beginning and intriguing 56! Sounds like a wonderful book!

    Happy weekend!

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  13. Sounds good...thanks for sharing.

    I am including an entire review and giveaway for my book beginning since I haven't read anything new for the past two weeks. :)

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  14. Well, this sounds very interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

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  15. You know, I've always wanted to read All Quiet on the Western Front but I never had the guts to go through it. Maybe one day I'll have the courage to actually try it.

    The Madea Complex sounds very intriguing. I am also liking the cover.

    Thanks for stopping by Vonnie's Reading Corner.

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