'You close Henry's Demons with a profound sense of gratitude for this family's courage in sharing what they have endured and crafting it into something of use - and of beauty' --Daily Mail
'This joint father-son account of living with schizophrenia will ease the path of affected families while it moves and informs other readers' --Independent
'A frightening, gut-wrenching and fantastical story of a young man's voyage into madness . . . for anyone who appreciates good story-telling and good journalism, and for anyone curious to know what living with demons is really like' --Independent on Sunday
'Henry's Demons never loses sight of the personality, the uniqueness, of the sufferer. It would be impossible not to like Henry, who is candid, touching and often funny . . . Anyone lucky enough to read this book will wish that he continues to get better, and to write' --The Spectator
'Cockburn's account of his son's illness is clear and journalistic. He writes of the unremitting anxiety generated by being told on assignment in Iraq of yet another breakdown, and of the disastrous impacts of successive government policies on mental health provision . . . Henry's Demons is probably the most vivid account you will ever read of what it is to live with a mental illness'
`A myth-shredding, light-shedding account explores a condition that few present-tense 'insiders' have ever written about . . . A truly remarkable book, and a brave one' --David Mitchell, author of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and Cloud Atlas
`Intensely moving . . . There is poetry in this prose: the bipolarity of misery and exaltation that Blake understood' --Christopher Hitchens
'Moving and harrowing' --The Times
'I read this book, page by page, with a heart-thumping sense of recognition . . . and if there is a more lucid contemporary rendition of the experience of fully florid, schizophrenic psychosis than Henry's short, precise chapters in this book, I have not come across it' --Mark Vonnegut, M.D., author of Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So and The Eden Express Observer
'Candid and moving account by father and son of the latter's struggle with schizophrenia'
'The Cockburns have done a tremendous service in making their story available in all its horror, tenderness and beauty' --Guardian
'A mind-bending, heart-rending psychological classic' --E. James Lieberman, George Washington University School of Medicine, Library Journal
'Henry's Demons is delicately constructed . . . the power of brave confession combined with skilful research makes it an outstanding double memoir' --Scotsman
'The book's principal strength is that it includes Henry's own testimony. In the preface, Patrick says he thought it important that his son be invited to "defend the reality of his experiences", or at least describe them from the inside. "Only someone suffering from this strange and terrible illness," he writes, "can describe what it is really like"'