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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ARC Arrival: Don't Look Down by David Laing Dawson


Don't Look Down by David Laing Dawson

Publisher: Bridgeross Communications

I received this book for review from Bostick Communications.

About the book: Four men, age 18 to 81, have murdered, and now share a room in the secure forensic psychiatry ward. Who better to get inside their heads, and find both the tragedy and comedy of their lives than psychiatrist and novelist David Laing Dawson.

Frank has just completed a ten year sentence in a Federal Prison for manslaughter. He is remanded for an assessment in the Forensic Ward of a Psychiatric Hospital. On this ward Frank shares a four bed room with Joseph, a man suffering from severe depression and delusions of jealousy, David, a young schizophrenic man, and Henry Thornton, 81 years of age, sometimes confused, and possibly guilty of the mercy killing of his companion and lover.

Dawson explores the comedy as well as the tragedy of these four lives as they intersect in a dramatic way in a place none of them wishes to be.

This story has the ring of truth and insight only an insider can provide. And though the characters and events are tragic, the author finds many moments of shared humanity, warmth and good humor. (publicity material sent with the book)

Don't Look Down
Publisher/Publication Date: Bridgeross Communications, August 2009
ISBN: 978-0-9810037-5-7
194 pages

1 comment:

Sheila Deeth said...

This one certainly sounds interesting.

Oh, and I like your Halloween picture.

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