Every thought hurts like hell. Everything you see is awful, twisted, pointless. And the worst - the worst of it is yourself.
Star pianist Flynn Lauonen has the world at his feet. He has moved in with his girlfriend Jennah and is already getting concert bookings for what promises to be a glittering career. Yet he knows he is skating on thin ice - only two samll pills a day keep him from plunging back into the whirlpool of manic depression that once threatened to destroy him.
Soon events spiral out of control and Flynn suddenly finds himself in hospital, heavily sedated, carnage left behind him. The medication isn't working any more, the dose needs to be increased, and depression strikes again, this time with horrific consequences. his freedom is snatched away and the medicine's side-effects threaten to jeopardize his chances in one of the biggest piano competitions of his life. It seems like he has to make a choice between the medication and his career. But in all this he has forgotten the one person he would give his life for, and Flynn suddenly finds himself facing the biggest sacrifice of all.
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Praise for A Note of Madness:
'A Note of Madness' is much more than a book about depression: it's about brilliance, fear, love and living. That is its achievement, and what makes it a hearteningly good read.' Guardianshow more