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Gothic Hospital

3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Follows modern day teenager Johnny Doolan as told to his psychiatrist. Johnny's favourite books are gothic novels and Grimms' Fairy Tale he finds that the scenes, illustrations and characters from these books intrude upon his everyday life to such an extent that he is transported to Gothic Hospital - an infirmary for orphans.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Lothian Books (first published 2000)
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Wow, this book was totally unexpected.

Some of the fairy tales are grimmer then Grimm's (no pun intended). The way Gary Crew has incorporated them is actually pretty clever.

Overall, this book surprised me, especially about how dark and macabre it was, but I probably should have seen it coming after The Diviner's Son. Not to mention, the title is Gothic Hospital, and fits this genre reasonably well.

I also liked how the book has 'sessions' instead of chapters, but if you what to find out why, yo
Aug 15, 2015 Myvlnc rated it liked it
Too bad, he thrill wasn't sustained until the end. The ending kind of sucks.
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Dr Gary Crew, author of novels, short stories and picture books for older children and young adults began his writing career in 1985, when he was a high school teacher. His books are challenging and intriguing, often based on non-fiction. As well as writing fiction, Gary is a Associate Professor in Creative Writing, Children's and Adult Literature, at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensla ...more
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