Rock Crazy by Rochelle Weber
Abandoned, pregnant and bi-polar, Katie McGowan’s going crazy on that God-forsaken rock the Moon!
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Rock Crazy based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Don't let the genre throw you. This book might be written as sci-fi, but like all good books, it's the story of a person. Katie McGowan might live in the future and she might be stranded on the moon. But she's a woman battling the personal demon of Bi-polar Disorder while pregnant and unable to rely on the meds that to some extent, allow her to function at least semi-normally. And it's that battle that sets this book apart, the description of the personal battle to birth a healthy baby, to do whatever it takes to see that baby born that will tear at your heart. Because you don't just read it. You feel it. And in the end, that's the difference between a book and a story.
They say the ocean's deepest terrain is the last uncharted space on planet earth, but that's a lie. ROCK CRAZY takes us on a journey through the volatile and unpredictable realm of the human brain. Bi-polar disease... Disease suggests it is something like a flu bug that will burn itself out and return you to your body's version of "normal", but the brain is the central processing unit (CPU) of the human animal. It's synapses fire, sending messages from one brain cell to another. Chemicals are released into the mix, working in concert with the rest of this intricate organism to control the functions of the rest of the body, including rationality, emotions, and comprehension. Bi-polar disease flips the switch and sends off wild currents to parts of the body not equipped for such chemicals, or overloads of nerve stimulator. Rock Crazy is a very disturbing book because it takes you inside the nightmare...inside the unrest...inside the tunnel where you see, hear, and feel the inappropriateness of your actions, but cannot stop them. You become the fractured mind. Medicinal cocktails have their own demonic hitchhikers that come along to further create a myriad of different polar opposite dysfinctionalities to add to the swirling emotional soup you battle every minute of every day Those around you never know who they will be dealing with. At this moment sweet, the next a fiery termagant even when you're taking the cocktail religiously. As with most drugs, the body develops its own tolerance over time. What do you do when the drugs have been exhausted...your loved ones are at the end of their tether, and the only thing left is brain surgery, implanting a chip into that still unknown world we barely comprehend? This is a disturbing story, but well told. Once you've read this book, you will be one step closer to maybe holding back the initial gut reaction you might leap to the next time you see someone not quite acting the way YOU think normal should be, and you might feel a bit of compassion that there but for the grace of your DNA... I give this book 4.0 stars, and kudos to Ms. Weber for a job well done!
Awesome book from a talented author.