Books: THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD by Elyn R. Saks

75045-img_2258Title: The Centre Cannot Hold – A Memoir of my schizophrenia

Author: Elyn R. Saks

Published: 2007

Genre: Memoir

I enjoyed this book tremendously and was also completely horrified by some aspects of it. Why horrified? The thought that one can go through the experiences that she went through; the misdiagnosis of her illness, the forced admission into mental hospitals and subsequent forced drug treatment – and all due to the fragile definition of what is defined as mentally stable.

Books: FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen

Title: Freedom Author: Jonathan Franzen Genre: Fiction Published: 2010 Inspired me to learn about: Carving out character descriptions through the use of first, second and third person narration. Jonathan Franzen weaves an intricate tale in Freedom; which although does not have a plot that grabs, it held my attention sufficiently because of its almost mundane subject…