- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2183 KB
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (10 Jan. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003ZDO438
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #214,322 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It basically starts in a home for troubled kids. It's the srt of place that wants to help and 'fix' the kids. On the face of it, not some awful institution.
Freeman is a very troubled kid and arrives at Wendover with a past the involves abuse by his scientist father, but also with a gift for reading minds. He finds that some of the other kids can also read minds after going into the mysterious Room Thirteen for treatments with the doctor. Then people start to see ghosts of the former mental patients from the time before Wendover was a childrens' home.
The whole story unfolds brilliantly and the pieces all fall into place. Friendships start up with kids that have never seen the point or had the opportunity to forge alliances with other kids. Throw in some secret government cover up and you're onto a winner!
A former psychiatric hospital is now being used as a home for troubled children where experiments are performed on their minds, but the experiments are also affecting the ghosts of former patients.
Nicholson's fans may already have this novel from its original paperback release some time back, but this would seem a great way for new readers to discover his work.
Once you've tried this one I suspect you will be hooked.
Wendover Home is located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. The Wendover Home, itself, has a long and dark history. During the Second World War it had been a state mental hospital where inhumane experiments were conducted on mentally unstable patients. Many people died within cells located in the Home's basement. Though the Home is now used as a group home for children, the basement cells remain. Some items have also been added within the basement. There are glowing generators, metal cylinders, Liquid Nitrogen, advanced superconductors, and so much more. All of it is hooked directly to Room Thirteen above.
Dr. Richard Kracowski treats the children in Wendover Home. Room Thirteen is where Dr. Kracowski gets to play God. The doctor calls the electroshock treatments "Synaptic Synergy Therapy". He kills his patients to help their brains align harmonically. When the children come back to life they find themselves altered. For a temporary time the kids have telepathy, clairvoyance, and/or precognition abilities. After each treatment, the abilities last longer.
Freeman finds an unlikely ally in another child named Vicky Barnwell.Read more ›
Started reading it as a pre bed read last nightand was not satisfied with that... So after very little sleep I can say this was a great book. ticks all the boxes for me great story, great characters and the mental institutional setting make for a great horror tale.
A former psychiatric hospital is now being used as a home for troubled children where Dr Kracowski goes way beyond what is ethical and is developing an exxperimental "Treatment" based on research of Dr Stephen Mills, to try and heal their minds, but the experiments are also affecting the ghosts of former patients.
Mills, (convicted for murdering his wife)father of Freeman Mills 12years old who suffered at his hands used in his experiments involving a variation of electric shock therapy.
Another great spooky Nicholson book, and one that I believe would be suitable for all ages. Just be ready for some seriously scary dreams.
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the first two thirds of the book. Interesting in a book for grown-ups to be largely written through the eyes of a child, the institutionalised and deeply troubled Freeman Mills. A little heavy on fervent Christians, perhaps, and not all the characters had a lot of depth, but a good, dark and spooky plot.
I did feel the ending got a little bit too surreal, though, at least for my tastes. It also seemed to get a bit hurried compared to the pace of the rest of the book. Perhaps that is more about my own preferences, and certainly my overall feeling about the book is a good one. Good enough for me to read more by the author and maybe rekindle (no pun intended) my taste for the genre.
I'm giving it four stars because it's better than three, and I cant give three and a half. Certainly worth a try.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This could have been much better. I lost interest half way through after making myself read on. To be honest, I was bored with it. Have yet to try two others on my Kindle.Published 1 month ago by Catwoman
This was an ok read, probably enjoyed it more due to reading it on the beach.....
woth a look if you like the writings of Nicholson.
I enjoyed the first half but when spirits suddenly started to appear, I lost interest. Creating that suspension of disbelief is a fragile process and this didn't quite work for... Read morePublished on 12 Sept. 2013 by Irene
Really enjoyed this book it was easy to read entertaining throughout out make you wonder what really went on in these types of placesPublished on 7 May 2013 by Dabbo