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5.0 out of 5 stars
A superbly written book!, 26 Feb 2014
From the very first sentence this book had me enthralled.It is superbly written, thoughtful, funny, evocative and very sad.I had to stop reading it last thing at night because I couldn't put it down and also because I found it too emotionally draining and couldn't go to sleep straight afterwards. It is incredibly accurate in its portrayal of a young man's descent into mental illness and also in its description of the mental health professional network involved with him ( I also work in mental health).However, this book may not be suitable reading for anyone going through a difficult time .....though, on the other hand, I also feel that it is a book which everyone , at some point in their lives, should read as it really helps the lay person understand mental illness from the 'inside'.I loved the book.