Jeremy Heston lives a typical American life. He works a part time job, attends college, and dreams for the future. When he graduates and is thrust into the workforce, he quickly learns that dreams are merely far-fetched fantasies.
His first corporate job doesn’t work out, and during this time his mentor, Dr. Siva, reveals a problem ignored by society: mental health. Jeremy grows obsessed with finding ways to shed light on mental illness. His idea is drastic and disturbing, so much that he decides his experiment is not feasible.
Yet once again, the corporate world reveals its ugly teeth. As he struggles to balance relationships, job responsibilities, and school work, he finally caves to the pressures of life. With everything spiraling out of control, Jeremy decides to carry out his experiment to save those that have long been shunned by society, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction.
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Insanity by Andre Gonzalez I first experienced the writing of Andre Gonzalez when I read Followed Home, which was very good. I just finished Insanity the first novel in his Insanity series. I have already downloaded the second in the series, The Burden. What would you do if you were an ambitious, hard working employee who just doesn’t seem to fit in with corporate America. This is Jeremy Heston, a bright young man who worked his way through college in a job that he gets fired from. Then he moves on to a new corporate world where everything seems perfect. But then he keeps getting passed over for promotion after promotion. Jeremy is a psychology graduate with thoughts of helping the world. He is concerned that too many mentally unbalanced people who have committed a crime, are found guilty and sent to prison rather than receiving the help they need to become healthy. He devises a way to fight the system. He carefully plans and follows through on an experiment that he feels will help those who have been shunned by society. Read Insanity and discover what might really be behind an insane person. Is Jeremy one of them? 06.01.18
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of the book for an honest review. The protagonist, Jeremy Heston, you meet immediately. But it takes quite a while to fully understand, if at all, who he is. The secondary character, Jamie, is his girlfriend for most of the book. Her character, however, does not develop beyond girlfriend and where she works. Jeremy’s goal is to make the world aware of what “insanity” or an “insane person” appears to the public. Instead, what I saw, was a young man who was self-destructive and turned his anger into a plan for revenge. In the name of “insanity”, this allowed his conscience to approve of any and all collateral damage. In fact, the very actions of planning the act of appearing insane - killing his boss are contrary to being insane, even if he disposed of all evidence as he argued. I found the primary character and his purpose sorely underdeveloped. Why was it so important for Jeremy to create an image of insanity? What triggered the importance of him to appear insane in a murderous way? The entire book reflected on a self-destructive young man, with the real focus on insanity introduced in the last 10% of the book - how is this plausible? Just too many questions versus substance. –Tex.