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Subject: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 5:05 PM ET
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I read this today and knew immediately what supposed "madness" Ian had--Asperger Syndrome.   Has anyone else read this and if so, what did you think of it? 

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 5:29 PM ET
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i am halfway through it and unless TO BEGUILE A BEAST which was the bk i just read before this, it's living up to the hype. i think its excellent so far. HOT but romantic

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 5:30 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/3/2009 5:35 PM ET
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Just added this book to my WL, you've definitely got me interested!

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 5:39 PM ET
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As the mother of an Aspie, I too am intrigued.  My cousin is an Aspie, and married an Aspie, and I have to say they are quite devoted to each other!

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 6:01 PM ET
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As the mom of a son with Autism/Aspergers I'm not sure what I think.  I wouldn't say "madness" is a nice reflection on the condition though.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 7:36 PM ET
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 I wouldn't say "madness" is a nice reflection on the condition though.

 

 

That, of course, goes without saying.  However, once upon a time, ANY/ALL behavior that deviated from the accepted "norm" was deemed to be *madness.*

 

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 9:25 PM ET
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Read it and recognized it (nephew has it and I've done a whole lot of reading) ... I loved the book.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 10:30 PM ET
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Another mom of a kid with HFA here, and I'm very curious about it.  I also have an Aspie friend who reads romance and will be interested in her take on it. 

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 10:39 PM ET
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I just got it from a WL offer about a week ago, and I'm getting ready to start it now.  I'll let ya know what I think:P

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 12:40 AM ET
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just finished MADNESS. for the most part, thought it was excellent. the H/H were well-matched which is one of my parameters for a good romance. however, I was a bit less enchanted in the last third when the mystery took over. If I wanted to read mystery, I would read Agatha Christie.

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 4:56 AM ET
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Excellent read, and I thought she did a good job with the syndrome,, and how his heroine understood him so well.  Sherri the "madness" is due to the time period, that's how people thought of it at the time, just like epileptics were thought of not all that long ago.  His father puts him in an asylum claiming him mad and he suffers through all sorts of testing and treatments, until his father dies years later and his brother gets him out that very day.  I dont' think you would find anything offensive as to that reading this one, it's not lightly referred to, it's all about Ian and how he deals with his gift and life, and he does live on his own terms, very independent and strong-willed.

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 11:09 AM ET
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I've heard lots of good things about it, I have it but haven't read it yet lol!

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 1:08 PM ET
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I started it last night and it has that feel of something that's going to be extremely good.  The hero is very intense which always makes for lots of great tension building, IMO.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 10:28 AM ET
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Well. I finished it last night and I agree with Jess.  The mystery pretty much dominated the last quarter of the book, and as far as mysteries go, it's not all that great:P  Still a very good book, which I can definitely recommend, and very hot, but the last few chapters are a bit of a letdown.  The heroine does the typical nitwit putting herself in danger to solve the mystery thing, which is beyond annoying to me.   I can sort of see it in this case though, because the hero is so vulnerable, and given who he thinks actually committed the murders, it makes sense that his biggest interest would just be in keeping the heroine well away from trouble, and he'd be more passive about finding the truth.  I gave it an A- for the less than perfect ending, but it's still right on the edge of keeper territory.  I think it sets the stage for the upcoming sequels exceedingly well and I'm looking forward to reading them.



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Date Posted: 5/5/2009 12:46 PM ET
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This why I hate coming to post like this because then I end up either adding more books to my wishlist or I have to go run to the library to see if they have the book..*sighs*

I really hope my  local library has this book because now I really want to read it

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 9:31 PM ET
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I want to read this one too, all of Jennifer Ashley's books that I have read have been great!