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Trauma Author Patrick McGrathLy thing disturbing Charlie s psyche is the death of his brother in law and conseuent outcome in his marriage to Agnes We find ourselves being told this story by someone we think is reliable As A Narrator The Storytelling Ability Of a narrator The storytelling ability of author is "uite remarkable the story flows really well even "remarkable The story flows really well even the least eventful parts of the plot

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the writing fluid and achieved The character development however except for Charlie who we get to now uite well leaves a bit to be desired We don t The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) know much about anyone else and especially in the case of Agnes I think it would ve been nice to have some character development By the end we realize Charlie has some trauma of his own deeply ingrained in his brain Being a psychologist and so self absorbed he failed to notice the symptoms in himself That definitely didn t seem right to me especially him being a specialist in trauma He tries to diagnose everyone around him from his brother in law to Nora and blatantly fails to do so with himself Other than that the ending felt incredibly rushed It came and went and you don t even have enough time to absorb what has happened In my opinion it could have been really really good but fell short of its potential I had high hopes for this not too suspenseful novel After all I had heard great things about one of his other books Asylum and I had read a positive review of this novel The reviews referred to his unreliable narrators which really appealed to meThe narrator Charlie Weir is a psychiatrist who specializes in victims of trauma Traumas treated by him include rape war and even the trauma ofilling someone accidentally with one s car Two of his notable patients include the aforementioned driver and his late brother in law who served in Vietnam and eventually illed himselfAs we learn about Charlie we discover that his childhood was not great no surprise that he is engaged in heavy duty sibling rivalry with his older brother Walt an artist also no Ke that caused his wife and daughter to leave him condemning him to corrosive loneliness and restless angerYears later he meets a beautiful but damaged woman who promises to restore his dwindling faith in both his profession and hims. .
Urprise and that he s not great at relationships with women What we don t learn is what Charlie s own experience with trauma is And when we do learn about his trauma experiences we don t care Lame is a good word "For What I Thought Of McGrath S "what I thought of McGrath s at an unreliable narrator Really lame Nonetheless I enjoyed this slim novel The psychiatrist as narrator was interesting and McGrath created a
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level of which ept me reading I just wasn t impressed with the ending Another author I ve decided to check out based on the impression from his film adaptations This one to greater results than Walter Kirn McGrath is certainly a talented author his narrative is great the rest I m not so sure about Following the maxim of psychiatrists being crazier than those they try to help Charlie Weir is a psychiatrist adrift He specializes in of course trauma and yet is so profoundly haunted by his own traumatic childhood that he finds himself unable to sustain any sort of loving relationship for a duration An interesting character certainly but he and the entire book is so lost in constant analysis that the effect is distancing and occasionally tiresome And yes according to Socrates the unexamined life isn t worth living but I m not uite sure examining it to such extent is a great idea either I suppose your opinion of psychiatry is integral to your enjoyment of this book Another thing is that McGrath s writing is often referred to as gothic Well unless the definition has changed and uick internet search shows that it hasn t with exception of a particularly atmospheric asylum setting towards the end this really isn t gothic at all Didn t matter to me but might to some It s dark but of a distinctly different penumbral variety A specific brand of bleak sanity uestioning meditation on the subtleties of madness Compelling enough and uick enough of a read to get through in one afternoon but not uite engaging enough to pun alert go crazy over. Elf But as he realizes that she has become of a patient than a lover events conspire to send him reeling toward the abyss Addictive and enthralling Trauma is Patrick McGrath's most riveting work to date From the Trade Paperback editi.

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This is a novel about the early "Recognition And Treatment Of Post Traumatic Stress "and treatment of post traumatic stress The plusesEasyfast readingDecent character development The minuses Unnecessarily asks uestions than it answers Rushes to conclusion without enough depth The sense that I got reading this book was the the author had some great ideas but was rushed to publish before he could fully develop all of the elements of the book to make it
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It found book to be fairly entertaining but by no means a must read I liked this book a lot The writing is direct and clear with cool time shifts that lay out the story It is a fast read but don t go too fast or you miss sentences like this one about insomnia which I occasionally have strong bouts ofOnce woken I do not find it easy to get back to sleep In the darkness in the relative silence of the city late at night anxiety steals in like a wolf Glimpsing weakness of spirit it circles for the Takdir: Gundala The Official Movie Adaptation kill while I would struggle to drive it off but failI was startled by the veracity of this statement and found myself re reading it over and over I do like his style the plotI plan to read another by McGrath called Asylum This is the first time I came across a book from this author a friend of mine lent it to me a while ago and I finally got around to reading it While it is a very short easy book to read I didn t care much for the plot or for that matter any of the characters Charlie Weir is a psychiatrist that specializes in trauma From accidentallyilling someone to post traumatic stress due to war experiences or sexual abuse as children the array of patients is entirely made out of people traumatized by something And while Charlie has had uite a traumatic life of his own like his extremely dysfunctional upbringing with an alcoholic and depressive mother with a blatant preference for his brother Walter he seems to have reasonably overcome this chapter of his life At this point everything indicates that the on. Charlie Weir is a man who tackles other people's demons for a living He has seen every ind of trauma during his years as a psychiatrist in New YorkYet he hasn't found a way of resolving his own conflicts particularly the fatal mista. ,