Review: Starry Night: Van Gogh at the Asylum

Starry Night Van Gogh at the Asylum

Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Author: Martin Bailey
Released: August 27th 2018
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 4 Kitties

I received a copy of Starry Night through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Starry Night is the perfect book for those out there that have always been fascinating with both the painting it’s named after, as well as the artist himself; Van Gogh. It’s an illustrated novel covering the period of Van Gogh’s life that was spent at Saint-Remy, the asylum.

This novel included timelines, maps, and even went so far as to explain the events surrounding the paintings shown. This gave an amazing amount of context – not just to the paintings, but to the mindset of Van Gogh during those times.

I’ve been fascinated with Van Gogh for as long as I can remember, and yet Starry Night succeeded in putting the pieces together for me in ways other books never did. I don’t think I ever fully realized just how many of my favorite Van Gogh paintings were done while he was at Saint-Remy, nor was I ever aware of how close we came to losing some of them.

This was a wonderfully insightful book, and I strongly urge any fans of Van Gogh to take the time to read it. It is one thing to know (and list) the facts, but to have them laid out with context really enhanced the presentation of the book.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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