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Compelling stuff, 23 Feb 2009
I've just finished reading Sectioned. It's a really compelling read - full of sharp observations about people, places and atmosphere; with touches of humour; a great deal of humanity; and a growing sense of menace as the book progresses. O'Donoghue writes beautifully - clearly, dispassionately and with a natural ear for dialogue. It's also a fascinating look at a world that most of us will never experience - the now long-gone world of large mental institutions - against a backdrop of the Falklands War, 80s industrial unrest and life on the seedier side of London. Un-put-downable!