Review: The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls – Emilie Autumn.

asylum*Backdated review*
So, I took a while to get around to reading this. Ever since getting my Kindle I’ve been pretty much addicted, so going back to normal books was weird. But, there’s no way anyone could read this as an e-book. The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls is probably the best book I’ve read in terms of illustration; it pretty much oozes Emilie’s personality, reflective of the given time in the story.

The book is fantastic for detailing various mental health issues from both a personal and frank perspective, paralleling it to the more fictitious Victorian story, showing that mental health care hasn’t changed much in a couple of hundred years.

It actually reminded me of Suckerpunch in that it layers the story. Although, I didn’t really like Suckerpunch, so it’s weird that I really like this and found similarities in certain ideas.

Since I need to hurry this up, I will just wrap it up really quickly. I’ve been looking forward to reading this ever since I spoke to Emilie last year, more so since I listened to this. It deals with a lot of issues and details her own story through a parallel narrative in a really upfront and interesting way. Love Emilie Autumn -she’s such an interesting person!

Well this didn’t do this book justice at all now, did it?


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