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LibraryThing Review

User Review  - kidzdoc - LibraryThing

Tormented Hope, which was on the shortlist for the 2009 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, is a history of hypochondria, as told through the lives of nine noted people who were diagnosed with the disorder in ... Read full review

Review: The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives

User Review  - Kirsten Hivon - Goodreads

I was going to give this book a one when I first started it but it's made it to three because, although I didn't finish all the stories, the one's I did finish made me so annoyed and angry at these ... Read full review

Review: The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives

User Review  - Justin Smith - Goodreads

Interesting, very interesting. I thought every story would read like a textbook; I was pleased to discover the author managed to make it more story-like. Read full review

Review: The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives

User Review  - Theresa - Goodreads

Not too bad, interesting profiles. Unfortunately the people were really sick characters, if not always physically sick. Read full review

Review: The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives

User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

Author's voice is a little odd, maybe too literary or aggressively "artistic" for what's more or less a biography, but it seems to work pretty well. Your enjoyment of individual chapters will probably ... Read full review

Review: The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

A modest diversion, thoughtfully presented, in which the author traces the development of a disorder through short biographies of some of its more famous sufferers. Each brief 'life' can be read independently, perfect for train rides. Read full review

Review: The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives

User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

I only read about 3/4 of this book - which is interesting, but written in a prose style that didn't carry me forward very well, intelligent as it nevertheless was. Fascinating bit in the Florence ... Read full review


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