What a book! It's a long time since I have been gripped, entranced, held captive by a narrative such as this. From page one to page 897, I cared deeply about the fate of Dominick and Thomas Birdsey. There is no superfluous text, every word, sentence, paragraph and page is compulsive reading. An insight into the frightening world of schizophrenia and a whole book debate on the nature vs nurture theory. Read it!