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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    A Tremendous Book About A Schizophrenic Adolescent

    This is a brilliant book about a schizophrenic adolescent who has run away from a psychiatric facility. A detective and his mother are looking for him. The chapters are juxtaposed between those from his voice and perspective and those from the voice and perspective of his mother and the detective.

    I have never read a book that so accurately gets into the mind of a schizophrenic. As a clinical social worker who often works with the seriously and chronically mentally ill, I can say with surety that John Wray gets it.

    The book is mesmerizing and difficult to put down. Lowboy, nickname for the protagonist, loves subways and he is riding underneath the bowels of Manhattan trying to keep one step ahead for the real and imagined enemies that are following him. Meanwhile, as his mother and the detective search for him, they are developing a relationship of their own.

    I am not a fast reader but I read this book in two days and bought three more copies to give to friends. It is a rare and wonderful find. John Wray's writing is brilliant.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

    I will admit that at times this story can get weird and a bit co

    I will admit that at times this story can get weird and a bit confusing, but you should not let that stop you from reading such a great book. I'm just a high school student, and I thought this book was wonderfully written. I picked up this book because I thought it was very interesting and different that the main character has schizophrenia, and I wanted to see how an author would develop such a character. I think Wray did a great job on this book. The story is truly unique and even though that Will's character starts to lose a bit of his sanity as the story progresses, I have to say that I fell in love with the character Will; the author really does a great job at telling the story of a runaway schizophrenic. This book is so good that it actually remains one of my favorite story. Don't let the bad reviews keep you away.

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