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Obsession

Obsession


Obsession

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3.5/5 (5 valoraciones)
Longitud:
10 horas
Publicado:
Jun 1, 2017
ISBN:
9780008212230
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

Two couples. A doctor’s surgery. A deadly obsession. Who’s telling the truth?

‘Who else would you go for, if you could? Give me a name, someone you quite like.’
He shrugs his shoulders. A jawline held tight.
‘I quite like Jenni. What about you?’
I don’t reply.

Carly and Rob, Jenni and Craig. Two couples, four friends. Betraying each other. Wanting each other.

All of them have access to prescription drugs through the medical practice where they work, and all of them are fighting their own demons.

But can any of them be trusted? And when the lies begin, can they ever be silenced?
Publicado:
Jun 1, 2017
ISBN:
9780008212230
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

After graduating, Amanda Robson worked in medical research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and at the Poisons Unit at Guy’s Hospital, where she became a co-author of a book on cyanide poisoning. Amanda attended the Faber novel writing course and writes full-time. Her debut novel, Obsession, became a #1 ebook bestseller in 2017. She is also the author of three more domestic suspense novels: Guilt, Envy and My Darling.

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  • (3/5)
    When this book was first written, eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa were assumed to only strike white upper and middle class women and girls. In recent times, more men and people of different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds have come forward with eating disorders. Whether this is because there are more widespread cases then at the time of this book's publication or there was simply a lack of proper diagnosis in the past is up for debate. Modern studies of eating disorders also reject the idea that family life and the cultural preoccupation with slimness is the major factor causing eating disorders - though these things are still up for debate in some circles.The reason I bring up these differences in viewing eating disorders is to excuse the fallacies that I feel this book bases it's premise on. It takes a feminist, sociological, psychodynamic view of eating disorders, which is old fashioned at best and just plain wrong at worst. Maybe I shouldn't say "wrong;" much like Freud's theories, the assumptions in this book are not even wrong because they are not falsifiable - they are philosophy, at their heart.It was very hard for me to get through this book, even though it was well written and thought provoking, because I could not get past it's assumptions, knowing what I know about eating disorders in 2010. It is, to me, a historical and philosophical exploration and not particularly useful to sufferers or clinicians in the field of eating disorders. If the reader would like to know what the prevailing attitudes concerning eating disorders were in feminist circles in the 70's and early 80's, this book may be useful. If the reader is looking for any useful research or even case studies, look elsewhere.
  • (5/5)
    When I first read 'The Obsession', I was struggling with a severe eating disorder, and thought my problem had to do with will power and discipline. 'The Obsession' was one of three books I read that year that literally turned my life around. Each gave me a different, and crucial, perspective on my own struggles. Kim Chernin's book reminded me that the craze for skinniness is a very recent development in Western culture; that it has everything to do with the power dynamics of our society, and nothing to do with whether we're good or bad people based on our size; and that the most powerful female figures in history have been amply endowed, if not (by modern standards) downright fat. After reading this book, I felt like a warrior goddess for weeks. It helped me let go of a lot of self-hatred and confusion about my body. Kim Chernin is also an exquisite writer - there were passages that literally took my breath away. I give this book my highest recommendation for any woman struggling with her body image, or any reader wanting to understand women's minds at a deeper level.
  • (3/5)
    Too much back and forth with the crazy until you can't keep up with what's going on. It would have been a good story if it weren't for Carly and her craziness.