Just Finished: Yalom, Lying on the Couch
- From: "Francis A. Miniter" <faminiter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 00:52:58 -0400
I certainly did not think that this would be a crime novel, but there are at least two crimes neatly tucked away so that the reader does not detect them until after the event.
Set in San Francisco in the recent past, Yalom, a psychoanalyst himself, tells the story of two psychoanalysts who are manipulated by their patients. The plot is too good to give any hints to it. So let me just say that poor Ernest is very earnest indeed, and that the commanding Marshall is clearly too rigid. By the time the prologue was finished, I was howling with laughter.
Francis A. Miniter
Mesure is Medicine þauh þou muche ȝeor[n]e.
Al nis not good to þe gost þat þe bodi lykeþ,
Ne lyflode to þe licam þat leof is to þe soule.
William Langland, The Vision of Piers Plowman
Passus I, lines 33 - 35