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Devastatingly powerful, devastatingly haunting, devastatingly beautiful.
Jamison's prose is approachable and beautiful, making it easy for me to relate to the descriptions of the setting and the characters.
This isn't an easy book to read (emotionally) and not one for those who only like predictable, happy endings.
Dark, yet very very good. Well-written and not a single gratuitous passage. The unexpected is around ever sad corner and yet the way the author explores the different facets of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Britton Swingler
Blown away. Such powerful work. I could hardly breathe through parts of it. I just finished this book and feel the desire to open it to page one and dive right back in. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jayne Martin
This isn't an easy book to read (emotionally) and not one for those who only like predictable, happy endings. Read morePublished 7 months ago by T. L. Borden
I think this book will appeal to two disparate groups: those who revel in the misery of others, and those who understand that we humans are capable of falling into the depths of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Geri Fitzpatrick
I bought "The Gin Closet" after reading a piece in the NYT Book Review about Ms. Jamison's new book, "The Empathy Exams. Read morePublished 9 months ago by beepclick
Red Baker, by Robert Ward … I picked this up the day Ben Whitmer suggested it on Facebook. He thought I’d enjoy it and he was right. I absolutely did enjoy it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Charlie Stella
I am just half way through this book and already feel it offers some of the finest writing I have ever had the pleasure to devour. Read morePublished 23 months ago by zelda143
As indicated by several other reviewers, life is too short to stick with a book not worth reading after a giving it a decent chance. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Commenterri
Like the movie "Leaving Las Vegas" only more depressing.
The plot is depressing: the decline and fall of miserable people (an anorexic and an alcoholic). Read more