Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pharmakon: A Novel

"Wittenborn psychiatric rating scales take their name from Dr. J. R. Wittenborn, a research scientist whose fields of expertise included psychopharmacology and the evaluation of responses to psychotropic drugs. Now his son, Dirk Wittenborn, has written a guide to evaluating his father. Pharmakon is the younger Mr. Wittenborn’s novel about the family of a narcissistic, opinionated and dangerous patriarch whose work’s influence extends to the lives of his relatives — and beyond. 'If there’s brain candy in your medicine cabinet,' the narrator maintains, 'chances are my father’s messed with your head, too.'" Read Janet Maslin's review of Pharmakon in The New York Times.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Sounds fantastic! Let's read it!