Certain stories stick with us. There are tales we hear in our minds, time and time again. Maybe it's a favorite movie or book, or maybe it's a story from a friend, but this story has imprinted itself on your brain.
About twenty years ago Canadian author Greg Hollingshead read the mental case study of James Tilley Matthews, written by Matthews' doctor John Haslam, in the Faber Book of Madness. Matthews' story intrigued Hollingshead, so much the author crafted the details of that story into his latest novel, Bedlam.