Review: The Asylum of Dr. Caligari

Asylum of Dr. Caligari, The - James Morrow

So apparently this book was based on an old school movie, and I must say I could really get that whole vibe. I'll be the first to admit that I'm no old school movie expert. The oldest movie I've seen is probably Casablanca or Gone with the Wind, and while I loved both, they are timeless classics. I've never heard of the mad Dr. Caligari and his asylum... though I must say that I'm intrigued and wouldn't be opposed to a viewing if it was still available somewhere.

I'm not even quite sure how I really feel about this book to be honest. On the one hand, it was a quick and fun read. On the other, it made absolutely no sense and I felt no real connection to the story and the characters. I expect that's due to the length of the book as well as the way it's written. Most of the time I was reading this with a slight frown on my face. But I also quite enjoyed it, so at the end of the day I would settle for a 3 1/2 star here...