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  1. says:

    45 Daniel stars “Bless me Father for I have sinned It has been fourteen days since my last confession I have had I have had impure thoughts about a man in my care”The priest’s voice registers a mixture of distaste and boredom “And what impure thoughts are these my son?” It is a uniue beautifully written book Short but packed MrWhite is a mystery that i would really like to solve It is intense I need Finally my book hangover is starting to fadeThank you Moony for this little gem Hugs


  2. says:

    There were moments that I wanted to cry for the sheer beauty of this storyThen there were moments when everything that had gotten so important to me over the course of a few dozen pages threatened to shatter And my heart pounded in my throat as my eyes feverishly followed the MC a haunted Dr ArcherAnd ungh That very much unwanted workday that forced itself in between my feelings of awe dread and silent hopeSo around 4 PM during that workday you know the time I felt so dull and numb that I decided it would be a good idea to research lobotomies I thought I knew what they entailed I also assumed that they were nothing than a black page in the history of medical science uickly fixed and shoveled underneath the carpetI was wrong God was I wrongI will spare you the details so let me give you some details herep The first lobotomies were performed in 1935 by drilling holes in the skull and doing all sorts of nasty stuff that resulted in many complications After lots and lots of practice on poor sods about 10 years later US neurologists and psychiatrists especially a Dr Freeman found a less obtrusive way to perform a lobotomy by pricking straight through the thin skull of the eye sockets a procedure that took only a nice ‘n easy 10 minutes Dr freeman’s most famous patient and also his most obvious failure was Rosemary Kennedy sister of the one and only John F Kennedy He lobotomized her in 1941 when she was 23 The most probable reason? Rosemary became a bit rebellious and moody in her teenage years It was suggested that a lobotomy could make her manageable The operation sure was a success because the young woman was basically left with the mental capacity of an infant She couldn’t speak intelligibly any or control some bodily functions and she stared into space for hours She spent the rest of her life in an institutionAnyway now you know what’s at stake in When The Music StopsNot that this is a horrifying tale Oh no not at all But there’s certainly an undercurrent of looming doom to enjoy That delicious Goth atmosphere that accompanies our images of Victorian asylums for the dangerously insane lunatics and those guilty of being different? It’s striking really the way the author manages to catch and preserve this ambiance throughout the storyIt’s impressive too how he allows you to crawl into the head of the respectable Dr Archer A man who is not only delightfully British in his behavior but also a product of his God fearing era and thus firmly strapped into a mental straitjacket of Christian dogmas As a reader you are watching from a first row seat how the distinguished doctor attempts to repress repel and confess his ‘condemnable’ dark desires Will he be able to resist a beautifully innocent and intriguing young man then? One who ever so subtly and seemingly completely unknowingly nestles himself underneath his skin? A man who also happens to be one of his lunatic patientsMind you this is a little literary piece involving homo eroticism rather than your typical MM romance Also note that if you have difficulty handling characters who do not exactly behave morally appropriate in your eyes or in an otherwise fluffy and friendly manner this book will not be for you Personally I found being in Dr Archer’s mind a pleasure His inner battle with instincts and intense emotions versus ethically correct behavior was realistically portrayed and than anything intriguing This made the last line of When The Music Stops and the epilogue all the disappointing for me I’ve been joking to friends about how “someone got himself a lobotomy in between the main story and that epilogue” but really it’s not funny If I could unread the epilogue I wouldn’t hesitate to do so I regret this so much; that yet another author who at first allowed his readers to form their own opinion who offered pieces of a puzzle but without that final piece decided it necessary to harshly strip away all the mystery of the story that would’ve ignited your imagination for days to come It’s only a testament to this precious novella that I’m willing to swallow down my disappointment and go with a rare 5 stars after all


  3. says:

    You know when you finish a book and you just stare at the kindle and keep clicking the doo dad hoping for something just one sentence one word even just please? Then there is no but you are still staring at the freaking page Just breathing and staring and thinking about everything you read swallowing back the lump in your throat all the while knowing that it was one of the most beautiful stories you have ever readWell that just happened to meJohn T Fuller has created an outstanding novella here Set in the early 20th CenturyDr Daniel Archer is our narrator; he is a physician at Link Hill mental institution who battles with his pious conscience and professional ethic when he develops a dubious affection for one of his young patients When Archer looks at his patient ” Archer feels his heart clench an exuisite ache of such magnitude it scares him as witness to this rapture such as one touched by the Lord” As Archer goes about his job at the mental institute battling his growing feelings and searching for justification in his methods just to be near the silent Mr White he also unconsciously describes the day to day treatment of the patients This in itself is an appalling look at an era of terrible treatments and abuses against the mentally handicapped When Mr White begins to respond to the Doctors treatment through music and attention we discover his talent for mimicry; to draw dance and play any instrument This spurs Archer Could Mr White feel the same way? Does he want the same thing? “ Looking up into White’s face the doctor feels like his heart might burst; he is recognised special beloved” Fuller creates an effortless Victorian Gothic mood for this book The writing is faultless and enthralling This novella encapsulates everything you could want in a story and then some Whatever moral issues I uestioned about what the Doctor was doing I knew it was right The kindness and compassion he shows and the fierce protection over Mr White is a testament to the man he really is It's not always a very pleasant read but it's compelling and beautiful and sickening and erotic and exciting and dramatic in just the right mix to make it unforgettable It manages to portray a really surprisingly tender love story without ever dulling down the terror of what doctors used to do to their fellow human beings in those asylums Richard Rider's review John T Fuller is a genius story teller A must buy author for me Thanks for the recommendation Richard;


  4. says:

    Madness is fascinating the idea of a mind turning on itself or giving up losing all sense of purpose and identity and desire Humans are appallingly fragile I believe very little separates us the sanefrom them the broken The first thing I love about this story is this ^ theme and how Dr Archer coaxes his mute fragile mental patient dubbed Mr White view spoilerout of his perceived madness hide spoiler


  5. says:

    DNFSorry I just have problems reading books written in PRESENT tense They always seem so detached to me and this one especially Maybe it works great with the story and everything but I really don't care I don't like reading present tense POV and that's thatThanks for the recs guys I'm sure I would have liked it if it was normally written D


  6. says:

    35 Play it again Sam Stars Book Synopsis When a handsome young mute man is admitted to Link Hill Insane Asylum SOLD Yeah I didn't need to read any further The author had me at mute asylum you should though because there's a lot to the story and this chick's lazy Toodle oo mwah


  7. says:

    45 stars with a rare round up Damn y'all this was amazing Beautiful evocative storytelling Where did this author go?? I don't have it in me today for much of a review but if you can stand some moral ambiguity in your stories I highly recommend this one Maybe after I re read it which is definitely going to happen I'll write


  8. says:

    All we need is loveGoshIt was pretty INTENSEAnd in a perverse way BRILLIANTUtterly TWISTEDAnd sooooo GOOD WRITTEN It grabbed me from the first page and didn't let me go until the last word Daniel It is not a typical candy romance Link Hill is an Insane Asylum Doctor Archer and his errant patient Mr White don't fit in a predefined love couple schemeview spoiler I was afraid it wouldn't have a HEA The title The cover Can you imagine to be happy after reading a book with THIS title and THIS cover? BUT I SWEAR I WAS Daniel hide spoiler


  9. says:

    35 stars


  10. says:

    THIS BOOK GRABBY HANDS John is a really good friend of mine I'm so pleased he's decided to publish this novella because it jumps up and down on all my buttons so hard that I'm not even ashamed even though I sort of feel like I should be I recommend this to EVERYONE who's into erotic historial mm fiction even if you think you find the subject matter a bit repulsive and inappropriate That's kind of the point I think?When the Music Stops is a story set in a Victorian lunatic asylum following the actions of Dr Archer who becomes infatuated with a patient I know loads of people might think OH WAIT STOP RIGHT THERE don't think that Wuthering Heights is full of repellent characters and actions as well but the reason that works is that they're never portrayed as sweet fluffy nice people we're not supposed to sympathise with them in the same way as we do with decent people in nice romantic comedies The whole reason stories like that work is because the characters are so fascinatingly horrible and it's sort of the same here to a lesser extent We see what Archer is up to and we know how staggeringly inappropriate it is for doctors to behave that way towards patients but Archer knows it as well and that makes the story I can't remember the last time I read a character who's this full of juicy Victorian repression and self loathing IT IS DELICIOUS It's all so English and stiff I love things like this It's like erotic Merchant Ivory with straitjackets instead of corsets GOD HELP ME I'M GONEIt's honestly not just a straightforward story turning the institutional rape of a man who can't consent into something sweet and romantic which I really would have a massive problem with We start to see fairly early on that Mr White the patient might be in control of himself than he seems to be and it's a really interesting layer to the story and their relationship This is what makes Archer so easy to sympathise with we can see exactly why he forms this attachment with White and how he struggles against it then struggles to come to terms with how it's not going awayIt's a sort of horror as well which I somehow wasn't expecting the first time I read it stupid really considering how obsessed I am with British history I know what went on in Victorian asylums The story is so clever in holding up these two things that we can all pretty much agree are horrific doctors getting off with patients and the treatments and conditions of asylums of the time and making us re evaluate our opinions It's not always a very pleasant read but it's compelling and beautiful and sickening and erotic and exciting and dramatic in just the right mix to make it unforgettable It manages to portray a really surprisingly tender love story without ever dulling down the terror of what doctors used to do to their fellow human beings in those asylumsAnd the scene with the chocolate and the finger sucking in Chapter 5 made me need a wipe down Just sayingInappropriate erotic historical romance with a happy ending? GIVE ME MORE OF THIS GLORY If you're even slightly intrigued by any part of this review please please give the story a go It's fantastic


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free read ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ð John T. Fuller

When the Music Stops

When a handsome young mute man is admitted to Link Hill Insane Asylum Dr Daniel Archer's world is turned upside down Whilst Dr Archer battle You know when you finish a book and you just stare at the kindle and keep clicking the doo dad hoping for something just one sentence one word even just please? Then there is no but you are still staring at the freaking page Just breathing and staring and thinking about everything you read swallowing back the lump in your throat all the while knowing that it was one of the most beautiful stories you have ever readWell that just happened to meJohn T Fuller has created an outstanding novella here Set in the early 20th CenturyDr Daniel Archer is our narrator; he is a physician at Link Hill mental institution who battles with his pious conscience and professional ethic when he develops a dubious affection for one of his young patients When Archer looks at his patient ” Archer feels his heart clench an exuisite ache of such magnitude it scares him as witness to this rapture such as one touched by the Lord” As Archer goes about his job at the mental institute battling his growing feelings and searching for justification in his methods just to be near the silent Mr White he also unconsciously describes the day to day treatment of the patients This in itself is an appalling look at an era of terrible treatments and abuses against the mentally handicapped When Mr White begins to respond to the Doctors treatment through music and attention we discover his talent for mimicry; to draw dance and play any instrument This spurs Archer Could Mr White feel the same way? Does he want the same thing? “ Looking up into White’s face the doctor feels like his heart might burst; he is recognised special beloved” Fuller creates an effortless Victorian Gothic mood for this book The writing is faultless and enthralling This novella encapsulates everything you could want in a story and then some Whatever moral issues I uestioned about what the Doctor was doing I knew it was right The kindness and compassion he shows and the fierce protection over Mr White is a testament to the man he really is It's not always a very pleasant read but it's compelling and beautiful and sickening and erotic and exciting and dramatic in just the right mix to make it unforgettable It manages to portray a really surprisingly tender love story without ever dulling down the terror of what doctors used to do to their fellow human beings in those asylums Richard Rider's review John T Fuller is a genius story teller A must buy author for me Thanks for the recommendation Richard;

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Is the mysterious Mr White is he really as unknowing as he first appears to be and can love possibly triumph even against such stacked odds 35 stars

free read ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ð John T. Fuller

S his inner demons his superiors begin to suspect that the doctor's interest in his patient may be a little than merely professional But who DNFSorry I just have problems reading books written in PRESENT tense They always seem so detached to me and this one especially Maybe it works great with the story and everything but I really don't care I don't like reading present tense POV and that's thatThanks for the recs guys I'm sure I would have liked it if it was normally written D

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About the Author: John T. Fuller

John T Fuller works with computers by day writes by night and enjoys walking When the PDF or real ale and 's rock musichttpwwwlulucomspotlightJohnThttpswwwsmashwordscomprofilevi.