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Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See - review - Juliann Garey

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TOO BRIGHT TO HEAR TOO LOUD TO SEE Juliann Garey

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
69119
publisher:
Soho Press
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B+

Proust had his madeleine to set his mind drifting back in time. Greyson Todd has 12 electroshock treatments. Todd’s a bipolar Hollywood exec who abandons his family, then tears around the globe on a manic bender until he not just metaphysically but literally doesn’t know who he is. Garey, a screenwriter as well as a former EW staffer, has crafted a tense, unsettling, and convincing portrait of mental illness in Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See. But because Todd necessarily comes off as a prick, it’s his wounded wife and daughter who steal the show and make a dark novel glow. B+

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