The Psychopath Test Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Psychopath Test is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
A fantastic exploration of psych society
Ronson's ability to remain unbiased throughout this book is uncanny. His mission to lay the facts bare, whether citing sources for the overprescription of psych drugs to children. Or exploring the selection of guests for a reality tv show. He remains true, never taking a side. I cannot wait to see what he does next.
Enlightening, entertaining, educational and thought provoking.
The psychopath test
By Gigi Vaz
Easy read and interesting.... Love the fact that is a true story
Fun and playful book on an extreme topic
By Mr Machdes
A clever and ironic journey into the world of psychopathy and the doctors who treat them. Like his other books, this one is a wonderful and mysterious story, all based on interviews and research with interesting people. I find his style of writing even more enjoyable than his Canadian alter ego, Malcolm Gladwell.
If you like clever stories, about eccentric people you will love this book.
I really enjoyed the twists and turns this book presented. I am left with some questions to ponder about sanity. This is an excellent read.
Could not put down!
By Keeping it real 10000
Absolutely fascinating read...
I honestly did not know that this literary work is supposed to be non-fiction until a book club member said she was googling some of the characters and mentioned it as such. I laughed all of the way through it. If you are looking for an objective scientific research study in examination of Bob Hare's Psychopath Test Checklist as a tool for criminal profiling, you won't find that here. You will find a good read that will make you question your neighbors and your spouse, even yourself! It was vague in that it has no plot and there were a few places of redundant paragraphs. Sometimes it lacked cohesiveness. I would still recommend it for the laughs and the bright read.
Not his best book?!
It is my understanding in reading previous reviews of his work, that this is not the author's best work. Now I am compelled to begin reading his other works to find out which is better than this one. This is an excellent book. It is a lively road-trip type yarn that will have you reading in open mouthed disbelief that such people exist outside of a Jerry Springer studio. That is the point of the book, that there is a way to identify those that are the right kind of crazy. I want to read his six-star book immediately.
Fantastically riveting, eye opening and hard to put down!
Random, Incoherent, Rambling
This book was painful to read, there were maybe twenty pages I enjoyed. It is more a story of a mans journey to document how he writes a book than an interesting, informative read.
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