Aled Williams about "Dreams and Delusions" (Paul Crichton)
I am not a psychiatrist but can say that this is a well-written and very interesting book which deserves a wide readership: it appeals to non-psychiatrists, and deals with important and wide-ranging questions, such as whether psychiatry is a form of social control, and the central myths about madness. Paul Crichton's scope of cultural reference is impressive from Othello to Jonathan Swift and Flaubert. Physically, it is a attractively produced and printed by Kiener Press, with the reproduction of a well-chosen and memorable picture by Richard Dadd on its cover.
Aled Williams, Birmingham