I was absolutely fascinated by some of the stories in this book. Most of the time when you think of Lunatic Asylums in the Victorian Age you think of corrupt doctors and horrible living conditions, however this book gives the reader a glimpse into what it really was like. I enjoyed the stories in the beginning about certain patients. I liked reading about their crimes and how they got to Broadmoor and what eventually happened to them. I also enjoyed reading about the babies born in Broadmoor. I do have to say that there was way too much written about escape attempts and successful escapes. The part about escapes just seemed to drag on and on. Personally I would have only really wanted to hear about the successful escapes. Overall I thought this was a great glimpse inside of Broadmoor. I would recommend this to others.