Things can be going fine for the longest time, and then you're triggered. It could be something big or it could be something small. But it sets the ball rolling, and from then on, you are more easily triggered. This is what happens when you have a hyper-manic episode. As a person with Type 1 Bipolar, I would say that there are some things the author captured very well, and others that she missed the ball on, but she got the overall sense of things. It seems to me, the protagonist was undiagnosed, didn't realize that she was acting irrationally, and she wasn't fazed by her reactions to what was happening to her. She had no filter. She did what she wanted, what seemed right in the moments and, and said what came to mind, without fear of reprocessions. I just hope that she gets the help and treatment she needs, because prison isn't the place for her. It will only make things worse, and if she were in her right mind, none of this would have happened. You know, blame the illness, not the person.
This is exactly why I don’t complain about anything while eating out at restaurants, and always leave a big tip. Great unique and descriptive kills in this story. Loved it!
Lindsay has taken the ideas of a true manic and brought them to life. I can't say that I wouldn't have done some of these same things or at least thought about it a time or two.
Guys guys guys – you have to listen when your elders give you advice. My parents always told me that please, thank you and sorry takes nothing away from you – it shows you are a good person. I have been trying to live my life as honestly as I can. So, when I was still young and single, I tried to be honest on first dates as well. I told the women: At the end of the night, no matter how good or bad this date went, I would really appreciate to get laid. Please don’t think less of me for being honest about it, or feel offended if I ask. Either way, I want to thank you for this evening and getting to spend time with you. Should you also feel the same way, at the end of the night, please accept my apology in advance. I have been single for a while, so I may not have much endurance during the act. Please allow me at least 30 minutes of foreplay to try and get you there. Thank you for understanding. Okay, maybe if I did do it, my sex life would have been so much better than it was. But, you live and learn, I guess. Everything in this book could have been avoided with those words, guys…just saying. However, Lindsay Crook, you should be ashamed of yourself. Just like I expect the guys to listen, I expect it from you, also. If Meatloaf said it once, he must have said it a million times: “That’s NO way to treat an Expensive Musical Instrument!” (If you didn’t get that reference, just know I am not old, you are uneducated – and we can remedy that if you Google it…)
The title is perfect! A manic week filled with the dismal situations that life has to throw at someone and you lucky reader, has front row seats to witness what happens when the main character is just pushed too far. We’ve all been there and while the majority (I hope lol) don’t act on their inner urges like this main character, Ms Crook has had me gripped throughout and inwardly cheer on the horrors that I’m reading. Eek!