This was a really interesting look at a mental illness, and it questions whether or not those affected by mental differences are really "ill".
One of those books that live up to their cover notes. This is a bitingly funny book with a serious undercurrent that is not to be ignored. Full of significant messages for us all if we choose to hear them. For me, that is one of the signs of a good book, provided the messages are presented subtly and in an entertaining manner. Toni Jordan certainly does that, giving us a remarkable insight into the mind of a woman with obsessive compulsive disorder, and doing so with a humour that is rare, even in so called comedies by writers far more published than she.
For a first book this is marvellous. One of the few where I can truly say that I wish it had been longer. I could have read of Grace's exploits forever.
I hope that Toni Jordan continues to write like this. Can't wait for her next one....Continua
Everyone’s got habits and some have OCDs. Yet - what is normal? Not my “usual” read but I got hooked (and finished the book in two days). Quite thought-provoking. The question arises: Is therapy and/or medication actually advantageous? The blurb states that "Addition, Toni Jordan's first novel, was shortlisted for Best Fiction Book and newcomer of the Year 2008 at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and won a Medical Journalists' Association Book Award." Loved the lines "Every day, thousands of tiny events happen and if you're not watching, if you're not careful, if you don't capture them and make them count, you could miss it. You could miss your whole life." Look forward to reading her next book!...Continua