Margot Mifflin
May 28, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Dr. Haggard's Disease

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Patrick McGrath
genre
Horror, Fiction

We gave it an A-

A neogothic novelist with a deliciously morbid sensibility, Patrick McGrath often writes about diseased minds. His latest specimen, Dr. Haggard, is a physician and morphine addict who suspects the spirit of his dead lover has entered the body of her son. Haggard does a slow dive into dreamy-eyed delusion. The buildup to his climactic fantasy is maddeningly protracted, but Dr. Haggard’s Disease keeps you riveted to the end.

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