Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See 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… Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See 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… 2012-12-26 Fiction Soho Press
Book Review

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See (2012)

TOO BRIGHT TO HEAR TOO LOUD TO SEE Juliann Garey
TOO BRIGHT TO HEAR TOO LOUD TO SEE Juliann Garey
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Dec 26, 2012; Writer: Juliann Garey; Genre: Fiction; 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 Dec 05, 2012 Published in issue #1237 Dec 07, 2012 Order article reprints