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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry - Jon Ronson At a certain point I stopped taking notes on problems and inaccurate statements. Instead of a formal critique, I'll just say that this has the depth of a magazine article, with all the problems of superficiality and inxorrect information inherent in that genre. If you're not familiar with psychiatric diagnosis, how US psychiatric/psychological treatment works, or the criteria for civil commitment now vs. during Rosenhan's era almost 40 years ago, check Ronson's assertions before believing they're factual. As a narrative, it doesn't hang together very well and its conclusion appears to be "don't think you can diagnose people without adequate training," which I or any therapist could have told you when Ronson tries to diagnose himself with the DSM, if not before.