Fresh Out of Fucks & Supporter of the Oxford Comma. Overview. The Silent Patient engages the reader from the very beginning to the fantastic ending! Read Voraciously
Plot Twisty-ness: A clever, tricky bitch. • The characters were very well craft. For example common parlance often describes people as ‘being bipolar’. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.
And the final plot twist was awesome.
The problem is, Theo’s backstory was not notated as happening in the past. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him…. I read this one recently after seeing so many people rave about it. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The plot, for the most part, is layered and gripping – though it could have been expanded upon in some areas to make the mystery a little more engaging. What makes The Silent Patient such a tacky slog is the consistently lazy, cliche-ridden, dumbed down prose. • Theo gets arrested basically because Alicia accuses him of murder in her diary.
I mean, come on. But how much does a person has to be destroyed to be able to destroy another human such way . It was a hell of a first effort. I cringed when he’d rub salt in his own wounds.
• Theo (feels guilty) tries to fix Alicia. So, if you feel like giving a debut author a chance, this is recommended! Of course, it all comes together in the end in a way that will shock some readers and have other readers tipping their hats to the author – save for the few that hated this book. In the emergency ward, however, Elif reveals that she told Alicia that Theo was in love with her. ⭐⭐ – Kinda shitty. I also disliked the way certain behaviours were dismissed along the lines of ‘she’s borderline; borderlines act like that’. Again I must say, (I have this complaint a lot it seems,) trying to make personal issues more interesting than a fucking murder doesn’t fly with me. So the things that I liked about this book: (1) the premise definitely was a huge draw; (2) how quickly the story progressed; this was definitely a page-turner; and (3) I love that I did not guess the twist. ...so that you don't have to. But I swear to fuck, when he clips his toenails in bed I could really, truly smother him with a pillow until all the life drains from his body. I think that’s what his father was doing to him too, he himself felt unworthy and that’s why he put in Theo’s head how unworthy he was too. A cut above most in the genre and I really had no idea where it was heading until the last few pages. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. • Narrative integration between the two main protagonists. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, and over 1.5 million other books are available for. The story was very well crafted, the characters from the start were interesting, the voice acting elevated the final product to new heights. I absolutely loved this book. Theo does get the chance to work with Alicia and it’s heavy going at first. I’ve been reading quite a lot of psychological thrillers recently and this one didn’t quite grip me in the same way some of the others have. This is going to be a slightly different style of review. ( Log Out / Unable to add item to Wish List. If she was a cold-hearted killer and shot her husband 5 times (in the face), even if it was a crime of passion, why/how did she get caught? NO PUN INTENDED. I loved the twist, wasn’t expecting that, and as I was reading that, I even hoped it in one way to go like shutter island, which in many ways I knew couldn’t have been possible. If you're looking for help with a personal book recommendation, consult our Weekly Recommendation Thread, Suggested Reading page, or ask in r/suggestmeabook. Theo returns to the Grove, he learns that Alicia stabbed another patient named Elif in the eye with a paint brush after Elif wrote the word slut on Alicia’s painting. Order now from our extensive selection of books coming soon with Pre-order Price Guarantee. I was hooked from the moment I read the synopsis and saw that she (Alicia Berenson) shot her husband in the face 5 times and then refused to say a single word about the incident thereafter. It was definitely a little deceptive. – Kathy is too dumb to notice anything. This was a great book, I didn’t see the twist coming! My likes far outweigh my dislikes in this case. Raised in privilege, Alicia Berenson has continued to live in privilege in adulthood. Michael you have written a brilliant book in The Silent Patient. The twist is quite clever, but not to toot my own boob, I did figure out what was coming. I think the two timelines was a brilliant device to surprise us. Plus I was fascinated.
This book is told from duelling POVs between Alicia’s diary entries and Theo’s perspective. One can only hope Alicia makes it through. Spoiler Summery: Gabriel’s wife is Alicia Berenson. ( Log Out / Story Lover. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 February 2019. It was interesting and hauntingly brilliant and I couldn’t put it down. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Speaking of said shocker – I want to talk about that a little bit since that relates to one of the things I didn’t like about this book.
The twist when it comes is rather spectacular. Anyone trying to leave asshole comments can eat a bag of dicks. I didn’t see the ending exactly the same way. Brilliant writing, and I think it could be an excellent movie as well. However, I did find Theo's character kind of...flat, I guess? There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. ♈ As the story progresses, we get a little glimpse in to Theo’s backstory, which definitely adds to the story. One assumes she was more than a bit pissed off by the willingness of her cowardly husband to sacrifice her.
Reader. But nothing prepared me for the huge turn of events at the conclusion. I am thinking here of the fact that the phrase ‘borderlines are seductive’ is used a handful of times, never mind the fact that we are told Alicia ‘is borderline’ and the whole book centres on the fact that Alicia, a mute in patient in a psychiatric facility, may have killed her husband.
The Silent Patient. If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. I read this one recently after seeing so many people rave about it. The Silent Patient (Quick Spoiler Review) Read: 5/25/2019-5/27/2019. I was really shocked by the twist. Secondly, it’s unlikely a doctor would define a patient by her diagnosis. He just seems like the type. Optimistic Realist. And yes, he seems to be his father only, till the end, it’s only when he accepted it in the end that I think he was able to let it go. But the more I thought about it, maybe we did saw through Theo’s psyche.
( Log Out / Michaelides can really only get better from here. More diagnosis, more information, more background. There were times following Theo around as he frets about his hot wife’s shitty affair, that I was a bit bored. Change ), Mystery, Thriller & Horror Books, and True Crime. • I wish the audiobook was slightly longer. Maybe more time on Alicia would have helped this novel feel more well-rounded and not so one-sided on the lame Doctor Faber with his creepy obsessions and daddy issues.
This is a moderated subreddit. I love when the author is able to surprise me with a shocker and Alex Michaelides definitely delivered on that front. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. #reviewsareforreaders #negativereviewsaregoodreviews, ⭐ – Raging dumpster fire.
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