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Reviews

  • A blindsiding dissection of the poetry of pain, dazzlingly scripted, with craft and integrity. Compulsive and shocking

    Iain Sinclair
  • With clinical precision, coupled with the sensibility of a poet, A K Benjamin lets the reader imagine the inter-twined world of a neuropsychologist and his patients

    Caroline Elton, author of Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors
  • At first I thought this an exceptionally well written book in the genre of medical story telling. The more I read the more I realised it's an exceptional book in a genre all of its own. Insightful, wonderfully well observed and beautifully written

    Suzanne O'Sullivan (on Let Me Not Be Mad)
  • A treasure of a book. Intricately woven and deeply intimate, it reveals things that astonish, surprise and improve us

    James Rhodes (on Let Me Not Be Mad)
  • A truly astonishing journey into and out of the mind. Not content to pin you down with the intense intimacy of his storytelling Benjamin dramatises some of the most profound and intractable issues in neuroscience and psychiatry. I've never read anything like it

    Professor Mark Lythgoe, UCL (on Let Me Not Be Mad)
  • A mental-health memoir like no other ... a genre-defying wake-up call of a book ... compelling ... clever humane ... holding back a sly twist for the end

    Observer (on Let Me Not Be Mad)
  • Like a meeting of Oliver Sacks and Hunter S Thompson ... this is not a simple narrative of striking cases written by a far-seeing practitioner. It's a turbo-charged race

    Lisa Appignanesi, New Statesman (on Let Me Not Be Mad)
  • Benjamin writes beautifully and with exceptional insight, a tormented soul who knows the truth of the worst torments

    Andrew Anthony, Observer

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