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Nice story well-drawn, not particularly illuminating
on 24 August 2012
The story is well-told and the drawings are apt, if you like the cartoonish style, which I do. It's an individual's account of an individual's experience of depression, and where it limits itself to that it works very well. Where it tries to make broader points about depression, healthcare and education it fails, however. Anyone attempting to engage with the arguments he makes around the medicalisation of mental illness etc. will find themselves frustrated by the bias and the lack of detail or proper consideration. It's a nice story but it doesn't (contra a lot of other reviews I've read) help you to understand depression - only one man's experience.