Thursday, July 25, 2013

Staff Picks

Talk about a must-read title! The first chapter of Ron Ronson’s The Psychopath Test reads like the beginning of a science fiction novel-- one that I definitely couldn’t put down!   

When a group of Mensa-level strangers each receives a book of cryptic notes and M.C. Escher drawings from an unknown source they hire journalist Ron Ronson to find out why.  After a bit of detective work he offers the answer but it’s not what the sages were expecting.  

The effect of the hoax on the recipients becomes the starting point for a fascinating look at the definition of madness and the industry of labeling psychopaths.   Ronson even confronts a few individuals who just might qualify for the diagnosis.  It all makes for a very interesting read!

 Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist