• Crammed full of vivid anecdotes and careful observations that run from terrifying to laugh-out-loud to exquisitely painful...a valuable contribution to the literature of madness

  • Observant, modest, lightly erudite and heavily informative read.

    Scotland on Sunday
  • His tone is just right - perfect for the subject matter. He's like a very good documentary maker; he knows exactly where to point the camera

  • We come away with a better understanding of life on a locked ward, and the book should contribute to a more open discussion of mental illness and suicide

    Irish Times

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