Asylum ebook

by Claude Bouchard

And then things happen.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Matthew has become overwhelmed at the ASYLUM with seeing patients & keeping up with mountains of administrative paperwork. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Claude Bouchard (Author). Cassidy (his wife) and Stuart & Jennifer (his children) are not happy because he never has time for them - he works late, he's never home for dinner and he misses dance recitals & hockey games.

Claude Bouchard Books. Two of his novels were included in the pair of blockbuster 9 Killer Thriller anthologies, the second of which made the USA Today Bestsellers list in March 2014. Claude has also penned Something's Cooking, a faux-erotica parody and cookbook under the pseudonyms Réal E. Hotte and Dasha Sugah.

He was president of the Obesity Society in 1991–92.

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Author Claude Bouchard. Books by Claude Bouchard: See You in Saigon. 10 5.

"Brilliant is too common a word to describe Mr. Bouchard's mind (although "twisted" also comes to mind...)" - Maria Snell, Flair by MariaSManaging Director of the Montreal Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Doctor Matthew Russell, has always put his professional responsibilities ahead of all else......That is, until he one day realizes he is losing his wife, Cassidy, and his two children, Stuart and Jennifer...With only his family in mind, Russell takes an adventure-filled, impromptu vacation of indefinite duration, leaving all else behind and stopping at nothing to show how much he cares for his loved ones in an effort to win them back......But, will he succeed, or...Will it prove to be all too late in the end"The author's skill in creating an atmosphere for the reader is superb" - Stuart McCallum, author, Beyond my Control"I smiled, laughed, tensed, and didn't stop reading right up to the ... WOW ... end" - Winslow Eliot, author, Heaven Falls
No DiceI support Canadian authors and Claude Bouchard was new to me. I had looked forward to a good read and I persisted almost to the end of the book and skipped ahead because I just couldn't plow to the finish.

I don't mean to be unkind but a word to the author: no one will ever find your children, fictional or otherwise, as entertaining as you do. Page and after of cloying banter with the narrator was just exhausting.

I kept waiting for Something, Anything to happen. The hints of a dark plot developing were lost to me.Obviously the guy was manic, dragging his family on this endless vacation. Maybe the fault is mine.

I'll give him a try on another of his books just to be fair but this one didn't hook me.

Mr. Bouchard's ASYLUM is an easy read which explores many avenues of the human psychic. If you like an action packed book, then this book is for you! However, it operates on different levels according to the reader. I started pondering the true meaning of what is an asylum. It could be stated that each live in a self imposed asylum. I dare not to go into the plot. I believe the book will convey something different to each. I highly recommend it.
I got this as a Kindle version for free, and I'm glad I didn't pay anything. I'm confused about the 3.5 star rating. The plot started well enough but characters had exaggerated personalities. Later on as the family began traveling, the plot and dialogue became contrived. The traveling took up much of the book and and I really felt that reading the trip summary of every restaurant, meal, amusement park ride, and hotel description was not necessary. I began skimming through most of the trip descriptions, hunting for the actual story. This might have worked better as a short story if 90% of the travel descriptions were edited out. Otherwise it just came across as filler fluff.
I was actually surprised by the ending and this is the first book in years that has kept my attention...of course im not much into reading...this fascinated me on how much detail was put into every chapter...i had no choice but for my imagination to set myself with the main character and bury myself into his life...Thanks for the Good Read!
Bouchard is clearly coasting in this book, and you can imagine someone hunched over a computer punching key after key, page after page, hoping that something will emerge from the effort. It never does. Poor characterization, facile dialog, and bad plot contrivances doom this one. I wish I could have been interested in something about this book--characters, dialog, exciting plot twists--ANYTHING. Instead it just read like a travelogue of the damned. (Or darned, even. It isn't ballsy enough to be damned!)

Supposedly a thriller, the book merely ends up being a catalog of the worst family vacation ever. That is, until we find out in the end...



...that it was all exactly what you expected.

The really sad thing is that I kept thinking, "Ok, I am 20% done with this book, if nothing hooks me by 30%, I will stop reading." Yet, I persevered, sort of challenging myself to hope for something besides what I knew would inevitably come. Still, even the predictability of the ending could be forgiven if there were something between the beginning and end worth latching onto. But the dialog was so wooden and stilted...and just so cringe-inducing at times.
In another review someone gave the spoiler which I will not but it is obvious. It is so obvious that I skipped to the last chapter to read the ending. The first time I have done that. The writing is so bad that at times I would read it outloud to my wife so she could laugh with me.
Luckily this was a free Kindle book,otherwise I'd be serioiusly unhappy. After the first couple of chapters, it ran on like a boring travelogue. The author included endless details on the family trip that were also incredibly boring. I figured out the "mystery" almost right away and ended up fast-forwarding thru to the end to verify that I was right. Save your time and money and avoid this book!
I've been reading Claude Bouchard's work, daily - 140 characters at a time, for months on twitter. His banter with another author (to be reviewed soon) led me to reading excerpts at his website, [...] and his blog. I have all of his books in my possession. I let this one be the first novel to read completely because of a unique quality: the characters are named after some of the people he interacts with on twitter. My name is in there. Who doesn't want to share their name with a character in a published book?

I already knew that Claude was a good writer that I enjoyed. This book did not change my impression but rather enhanced my perception of his skill as a writer. As I read the story, I was most impressed with how well he crafted the story to create the emotional tension I felt. It was not forced or obvious, but it was palpable to me. This made it a 'page-turner' for me. I couldn't put it down. I just had to see what would happen next.

Although I will say this, while not trying to give a 'spoiler': Because I can be cynical, I never fully trust the main character when the story seems to be mostly from his perspective and I started to consider him suspect mid-way through. The events were too pendular. This did not dampen my enjoyment of the story, even though the ending was what I came to expect.
Asylum ebook
Claude Bouchard
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Claude Bouchard (July 13, 2011)
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