Absolutely agree. It's not only boring, but primitive, banal, trite, superficial, poorly written and overly dependent upon tabloid style journalism. It's totally lacking in any analytical qualities or real insight into the psychological makeup of his imaginary patients, and nor does he fare much better in addressing his own psychological baggage. Depsite the fact that it is a novel, I was nevertheless struck by the total absence of therapeutic boundaries in any of his therapist-patient relationships.
He is indeed a politician and his skills most definitely do not extend to writing novels.
What sounded quite a promising book turned out to be very disappointing indeed.