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The Psychopath Test
- By: Jon Ronson
- Narrated by: Jon Ronson
- Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail, and Jon is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness.
It is indeed utterly compelling.
- By Graeme on 30-08-11
Enjoyable read, albeit some confusion about "madness", psychopathy and mental health"
It's always a bit of a gamble reading something in your own line of work and I generally expect to be a bit irritated. I was a bit irritated occasionally when Jon Robson seemed to see psychopathy, developmental disorders, eccentricity, psychosis, low mood, ptsd etc etc as one big mass of 'madness', but in fairness, he is a journalist, not a psychologist and he did tease out many of the interesting issues that we all ponder too. I was never totally clear what the book was supposed to be about. It certainly isn't just about psychopathy, but it's probably all the better for that. All in all I'd recommend it - but if you're not a mental health professional and you're particularly interested in an issue he brings up, do do your own research as well.
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