Thursday, July 12, 2007

Top 10 books about psychological journeys

Novelist, literary journalist, and psychotherapeutic counsellor Sebastian Beaumont developed a top 10 list of books about psychological journeys for the Guardian.

One title from the list:
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

Funny, insightful and painfully moving by turns, Vonnegut's story of Billy Pilgrim who has "become unstuck in time" is spectacular. From one moment to the next, Billy might be at home with his family, in a German concentration camp during the second world war, or on a distant planet being observed by aliens. Vonnegut's eye for absurdity is spot on, and his temporal layering works as a brilliant metaphor for the layering of the human psyche.
Read more about Beaumont's list.

--Marshal Zeringue