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Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to SeeProust had his madeleine to set his mind drifting back in time. Greyson Todd has 12 electroshock treatments. Todd's a bipolar Hollywood exec who abandons...Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to SeeFictionProust had his madeleine to set his mind drifting back in time. Greyson Todd has 12 electroshock treatments. Todd's a bipolar Hollywood exec who abandons...2012-12-07Soho Press
TOO BRIGHT TO HEAR TOO LOUD TO SEE Juliann Garey

TOO BRIGHT TO HEAR TOO LOUD TO SEE Juliann Garey

B+

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See

Genre: Fiction; Author: Juliann Garey; Status: In Season; Publisher: Soho Press

Proust had his madeleine to set his mind drifting back in time. Greyson Todd has 12 electroshock treatments. Todd’s a bipolar Hollywood exec who abandons his family, then tears around the globe on a manic bender until he not just metaphysically but literally doesn’t know who he is. Garey, a screenwriter as well as a former EW staffer, has crafted a tense, unsettling, and convincing portrait of mental illness in Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See. But because Todd necessarily comes off as a prick, it’s his wounded wife and daughter who steal the show and make a dark novel glow. B+

Originally posted December 7 2012 — 12:00 AM EST

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