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Rehab Blues: A Novel
Rehab Blues: A Novel
by Adrian Laing
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling, 18 Feb 2014
This review is from: Rehab Blues: A Novel (Paperback)
Bought this in an Oxfam shop. Begrudged the £3 I spent. Couldn't even get through it. Don't waste your time or your money.


Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good
Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good
by James Davies
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Critical Psychiatry 101, 27 July 2013
If you're new to critiques of psychiatry, then this book would perhaps make a good starting point. However for me, having read Ben Goldacre's Bad Pharma, Joanna Moncrieff's The Myth of the Chemical Cure and Ethan Watters' Crazy Like Us, I felt as though this book was re-treading old ground and had little new to offer in the way of argument.


Relative Stranger: A Life After Death: A Sister's Life After Death
Relative Stranger: A Life After Death: A Sister's Life After Death
by Mary Loudon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.92

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tedious, 16 Oct 2012
Smug middle class woman discovers that her sister with a diagnosis of schizopherenia was actually a person. If you are already aware that people with serious mental health issues are people or have any understanding of mental health issues beyond a simplistic medical model, then do not read this book - it will only infuriate you.


Essential Baby: Over 20 Hand Knits to Take Your Baby from First Days to First Steps
Essential Baby: Over 20 Hand Knits to Take Your Baby from First Days to First Steps
by Debbie Bliss
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.92

4.0 out of 5 stars Stylish designs that are great fun to knit, 1 Oct 2012
Lovely designs that are stylishly retro rather than antiquated as so many baby patterns seem to be. So far all I've knitted are the cable socks. I didn't encounter any of the problems that other reviewers have mentioned. I found the pattern clear and really easy to follow (unlike other sock patterns which have had me tearing my hair out)and the end results were great. The yarns suggested are pricey so I think it's more of a book for making something to give as a gift rather than for everyday rough and tumble baby clothes.


Island Songs
Island Songs
by Alex Wheatle
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Good story ruined by sloppy mistakes, 26 Sep 2012
This review is from: Island Songs (Paperback)
Beautiful, evocative descriptions of the Jamaican landscape and likeable characters. However my enjoyment of the novel was spoiled by historical inaccuracies, i.e. References to 'crimpolene' dresses in 1944 when the fibre wasn't invented until the mid 50's, 3 eggs a week during rationing and I have my doubts about polystyrene cups in 1958. Also grammatical errors and confusion as to whether a character is called Isaac or Jacob in one paragraph. Needed a good proof read before it was published.


A Knowable World
A Knowable World
by Sarah Wardle
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Creates craft and art out of chaos and madness, 18 Sep 2012
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Beautifully crafted poems devoid of self pity. Should be required reading for any mental health professional wishing to gain insight into the subjective experience of madness and incarceration. Profoundly moving.


You're Not Crazy - It's Your Mother!
You're Not Crazy - It's Your Mother!
by Danu Morrigan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

19 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Psychology Lite, 22 Aug 2012
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Lacking in depth or any theoretical underpinning. I felt the author was grinding her own personal axe and using anecdotal evidence(mainly from her own website) to back up her ideas. Simplistic pop psychology. Take the author's advice and go into therapy instead of reading this. A therapist will have qualifications and be under supervision so that their own issues don't cloud their judgement.
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