Monday, February 14, 2011
Henry's Demons: A Father-Son Memoir of Schizophrenia
My mother and father and the dreaded psychiatrist definitely believe I am schizophrenic.
Now here's a Shrinky book I haven't read. Or at least not yet?
In yesterday's New York Times Book Review, Darin Strauss reviews a father-son memoir by Patrick Cockburn and Henry Cockburn. Henry's Demon's is the story of Henry's battle with schizophrenia.
Did Strauss like the book? I couldn't say. He spent a fair amount of time picking apart the writing of the father/war correspondent. I think he wished the son of a novelist had become schizophrenic for the sake of fewer cliches.
What about Amazon, how do it's reviewers feel? No reviews yet. If you read this book, by all means, tell me what you think! Here's the father-son dual on the Diane Rehm Show if you'd like to listen to their tale.