I didn't know what to expect really, I generally read and listen to fiction, but I was hooked with this book. It had mystery and discovery and enlightenment. Interesting characters, who actually exist. Would, and have, recommended this, and will be getting further Jon Ronson books.
So good I bought the audio book having already read the paperback. I love Jon Ronson's books and this is the first one that introduced me to him. Many fascinating cases and people written about here, all within the category of 'psychopath' or 'mental categorisation.'
Jon takes us on a journey through mental health, where we are in the same boat as him, guessing whether his interviewee, himself, yourself or indeed, the guy sat next to you on the train, may in fact be psychopathic or simply misunderstood.
this was at first hard to listen to. I didn't give the narrator a fair chance so it sat in my library for months.
that being said when I did tackle it, it was one of the best audio books I have listened too!
The first Jon ronson I listened too. I wasn't sure at first but he fast becomes likeable and then lovable and then you don't want it to end.
I think the psychopath test is his best book just because it's both so shocking and well constructed. The way the stories are weaved together keeps you engaged and its a firm favourite for me. Great humour too
I love hearing him reading his own works. the storyline was a bit jumbled in this book (hence the one star less than full points for story) and yes, I did use the book to confirm my "diagnosis" of at least one person I know.
I often get bored reading non - fiction but I couldn't stop listening to this book. Ronson raises issues though stories about people he has met and the conversations he has with them, as well as his own insightful and honest reflections.