The Possessions Of Doctor Forrest #2020

The Possessions Of Doctor Forrest By Richard T. Kelly The Possessions Of Doctor Forrest Three respected Scottish doctors psychiatrist Steve Hartford paediatric surgeon Grey Lochran and cosmetic surgeon Robert Forrest have been close friends since their Edinburgh boyhoods and now live h
  • Title: The Possessions Of Doctor Forrest
  • Author: Richard T. Kelly
  • ISBN: 9780571241545
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Possessions Of Doctor Forrest By Richard T. Kelly Three respected Scottish doctors psychiatrist Steve Hartford, paediatric surgeon Grey Lochran and cosmetic surgeon Robert Forrest have been close friends since their Edinburgh boyhoods, and now live handsomely in suburban London But for each, midlife has brought certain discontents, especially for Forrest, a reformed womaniser who broods over his fading looks and theThree respected Scottish doctors psychiatrist Steve Hartford, paediatric surgeon Grey Lochran and cosmetic surgeon Robert Forrest have been close friends since their Edinburgh boyhoods, and now live handsomely in suburban London But for each, midlife has brought certain discontents, especially for Forrest, a reformed womaniser who broods over his fading looks and the departure of his beautiful younger girlfriend.When Dr Forrest goes missing one summer evening and fails to return, Lochran and Hartford are alarmed by the thought of what might have befallen their friend The police can find no evidence of foul play, but the two doctors resolve to conduct their own investigation.Soon, however, Lochran and Hartford find themselves bedevilled by bizarre, unnerving events, and the attentions of menacing strangers Robert Forrest, they come to realise, has remained closer than they could ever have imagined
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    1. Sin duda, con este libro sal de mi zona de confort, y no me arrepiento Tengo que decir que me toc leerlo para Halloween, y que cuando vi que ten a 989 casi me da un algo Pero, cuando le las primeras l neas, fue uno de esos instantes m gicos en que sabes que te va ha gustar como si hubiera una especie de conexi n invisible, que te atrapa y ya no te deja ir.La historia est narrada a base de diarios, en que los protagonistas explican la extra a desaparici n de su amigo Poco a poco, ves c mo los hil [...]


    2. Richard Kelly, in The Possessions of Doctor Forrest, applies a gothic look and feel to a contemporary setting, in presenting and then unraveling for us a strange disappearance Doctor Robert Forrest clearly has a dark side We learn of this by reference, as several other doctors, who make up the alternating narrators here, recall events in their journals Clearly a hedonist, Forrest seems to have left a trail of destruction in his wanton path He has a somewhat creepy girlfriend and has captured the [...]


    3. Grey Lochran, Steve Hartford and Robert Forrest are a trio of successful doctors who have been friends and rivals since their schooldays, although in recent years Robert a plastic surgeon has developed a dangerous obsession with youth and vanity which has led to him becoming somewhat alienated from his old friends When Robert goes missing, the others are perplexed by his sudden disappearance, and Grey in particular is determined to uncover the truth about what has happened to him The story is to [...]


    4. This review and others like it available on my blog I m not entirely sure it works Oh, plenty of ideas are presented and discussed within the text, but you are frequently hammered with them And the dread, the melodrama, the creeping horror that should be present in a Gothic Novel simply, well, isn t.The writing isn t all that great either often ham handed, confusing The characters all sound the same If you re going to write a novel where you have everal points of view, you should try to make sur [...]



    5. This book was awesome The main issue other people seemed to have had with it was the language, which they viewed as too gothic for the contemporary setting I disagree the language works perfectly for a bunch of very educated, pompous Brit Scottish doctors in a modern gothic novel This is how I would expect intelligent people to speak, with a little gothic flair added More noticeably on Robert than the others, but then Robert is crazy Another issue seemed to be the inability to tell characters ap [...]


    6. Three Scottish doctors Grey Lochran, Robert Forrest and Steven Hartford have been friends since their medical school days As they have grown into middle age they have grown somewhat apart and practice in very varied fields, but still keep in regular contact When Dr Forrest suddenly disappears without a trace, his old colleagues are baffled and the police are unable to turn up a single lead And although Robert is no longer around, his friends continue to feel echoes of his presence in everything [...]


    7. I was at times very fascinated by the book, but still I could not motivate myself to really continue reading it somehow.Now I definetely want to read it again There were a lot of interesting philosophical parts in it I don t think I have fully understood yet The languege was very difficult but good It is written in a very educated way With a fancy sentence structure and difficult words That also makes it difficult to read the book in one go But it was not a made language It really fits the book. [...]


    8. I like gothic a lot but, golly gosh, it does need to be done well to be bearable The first few pages of the The Possessions are quite a turn off because of this and it s a jolt to discover that one isn t stuck in the pre 19th century after all Thusly thereafter note the words there s a lot of rather archaic language that one occasionally needs to check in the dictionary to understand not a bad thing and some terribly convoluted sentence construction viz this that irks rather too much for comfort [...]


    9. I like gothic a lot but, golly gosh, it does need to be done well to be bearable The first few pages of the The Possessions are quite a turn off because of this and it s a jolt to discover that one isn t stuck in the pre 19th century after all Thusly thereafter note the words there s a lot of rather archaic language that one occasionally needs to check in the dictionary to understand not a bad thing and some terribly convoluted sentence construction viz this that irks rather too much for comfort [...]


    10. This is my reading group s choice for October aaaaaah Weirdly interesting or interestingly weirdThis book is about the disappearance of a doctor and his friends quest to find him.At the beginning I was surprised to find this was a contemporary novel Indeed, the tome of it suggests it could be similar in era and tone to a Sherlock Holmes It was only when one of the characters took out a mobile phone that I realised this was supposed to be set in the present day.The novel is very atmospheric with [...]


    11. 4 stars because I had a feeling I was reading Dracula, Frankenstein, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Devil s Elixirs all at the same time.I m really sensitive when it comes to retellings and using stealing characters previously created This wasn t the case in this book but most of the characters have some similarities with characters from the mentioned books above.However, characters in this book are complex and haunting.Story is interesting, at some times creepy, even funny to me It [...]


    12. Not quite as clever as it aspires to be This does wear it s gothic sensibilities quite heavily and the influences of Dracula, Frankenstein and Jekyll and Hyde are splattered all over it Literally Some nice touches and a dark storyline, but no one to actually care about within the dreary list of characters I won t post spoilers, but the end section really dragged on and took the story backwards in some respects by which point I didn t actually care much like I felt about Frankenstein himself and [...]


    13. After his disappearance, Dr Forrest s friends watch as the abyss that lies in his wake inexplicably consumes their every lead and the Grim Reaper s touch edges closer to those they hold dear A foreseeable plot that is typical of gothic literature does not detract from the gripping mystery laid down in this book A subtly sinister tale of partnership between Hubris and the femme fatale pays homage to the masters of the field Dante in particular without being weighed down by them Kelly s skilful di [...]


    14. I actually really liked this, although whether what I got out of it was the author s acutal intention is not clear cut I felt he was making a bit of fun of the pomposity and entitlement in his rich, white, slightly sexist characters And what is hell, exactly, Dr Forrest asks the she demon towards the end She doesn t say in as many words but isn t the fact that he s been forced to walk a mile in less priveleged shoes poor, black, female been a hellish experience for him And the lack of choice of [...]


    15. Our life s great friendships are dropped on us in strange little ways but for providential reasons We are meant to encounter our opposites in life and be changed by them transformed, in some manner La vie humaine est limit e, mais je voudrais vivre ternellement Human life is limited but I would like to live forever Yukio Mishima In driving, one assumes the danger of destroying life, beginning with one s own.


    16. I finished this about a year ago I think the author has the potential to become a very talented writer indeed but perhaps needs to find his feet a little as well as, dare I say, his most suitable genre All the same I found it to be a most enjoyable read apart from the fact that I found myself being able to second guess what was going to happen next throughout That would be my only criticism of the book.


    17. Loved it Very interesting way of writing with a curt nod to C19th but steeped in contemporary obsessions Very original despite being at the same time, clever that a homage If you like books that make you think and classy writing, you won t be disappointed Howling at the moon gothic A proper London novel.


    18. Gave up on this one as it was quite dreary I have enough books to read without ploughing through one to find if there are any good bits I used to make a point in finishing every book I may get back to this one but no now It might have got better but I was 1 5th way through it and nothing much was happening.


    19. Hmmm I found this disjointed and a little predictable The hyperbole written about it just didn t come through for me and I was left rather disappointed I would say that I like my literature a bit straightforward, but I m not sure that s true I guess the truth is that only the very best gothic horror works for me, and this just wasn t it But an OK read and well written.


    20. I am unsure about gothic books written in the present day Throughout Kelly conjures the gothic scene well, and I kept believing I was in the 1880 s But the novel never gets going for me Certainly there are deaths, and what can be called twists, but low on suspense little build up of atmosphere, and overall, disappointing.


    21. This book is quite rich with character development, but even I being a mature 16 year old couldn t really get into it, probably because I m not an adult and can t relate to it I think it s appropriate for a certain age I rated it this high because I want to read it a few years later, just to see if it can get to me at the age of 25 or so, and it really has a potential.


    22. 1.5 2 stars The first part was okay, not amazing but just enough intrigue to keep reading The final part kind of ruined the book for me you already basically know everything that happened, now you just get some details and Forrest s thoughts, but didn t really care for him as a character, so for me the book could have done without this and just left a bit mystery to the story.


    23. A Victorian Gothic novel that takes place in modern day Awesome in theory, but completely misses the mark in practice The characters are all very unrelateable, despite the Author s best attempts Therefor any deaths that take place have no emotional effect on the reader.


    24. A Victorian gothic horror set in modern London this is the sort of thing I d imagine Robert Lois Stevenson or Wilkie Collins would produce if they were writing today A wonderfully creepy book for cold, dark evenings.


    25. It had been a while since I had read a gothic novel, and this one I found a suitably chilling re entry into the genre It s a morality tale in many ways, and the ending, perhaps a slightly predictable, makes sure no one is left untouched.


    26. Very dull and dreary until the last 20% The last part of the book was gripping and exciting, and I couldn t put it down The build up to that part though was a painful plod, and in places had to force myself to continue reading It is a shame really as it could have been a very good book.



    27. This book took some time to get into, was good for a while and then once the possessions were explained, fell flat A bit disappointing but it was written well and was somewhat enjoyable


    28. One of the books that tempt me in the airport without having had any prior exposure to it Wonder what I ll think about it after I ve gotten around to read it.


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