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Trauma
Trauma
Author: Patrick McGrath
Charlie Weir's family is comprehensively dysfunctional -- abandoned by his father, his mother ravaged by that betrayal, and his brother, Walt, a successful artist, less Charlie's ally than his rival. So it's hardly surprising that he should find a vocation in psychiatry in New York City, counseling traumatized war veterans returning ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400041664
ISBN-10: 140004166X
Publication Date: 4/1/2008
Pages: 224
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  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the story of Charlie Weir, a psychiatrist with an ex-wife who blames him for the death of her brother, and has other problems besides. To say more would probably spoil it. Somewhere, I read a really good review of this book that made me not only want to read it, but to put it on my wishlist for Paperbackswap. I want my credit back. It's a good thing this book was only 200 pages, because otherwise I would have thrown it out. It's one of those books that you keep reading, thinking it's going to get better, but it never does...all the way through the last page. It has as its central premise the idea of a psychiatric thriller (and if you've read "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane, you know what I'm talking about). Unfortunately this little book just didn't quite make it there for me. Save yourself the trouble and go read "Shutter Island." You'll thank me later.
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