The Angry Psychologist (Innbundet)

Author:

Synne Sun Løes

Norwegian title: Sinnapsykologen
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2021
Pages: 416
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202710217
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Sinnapsykologen

The Angry Psychologist: Idunn Jæger (49) is supposed to rescue other people. But one day, everything falls apart.

One Monday morning, psychologist Idunn Jæger finds a woman standing outside the District Psychiatric Centre (DPC) with a basketful of eggs. Before she has time to think it through, Idunn finds herself joining in as the woman hurls eggs at her workplace. A lot of eggs. It’s marvellous to see them smashing against the glass door.

Idunn is 49 years old and single. She is thoroughly dreading the departure of her son Gustav, who’s about to start military service. She’s enraged by the official one-size-fits-all approach to mental health care. She is angry with Health Minister, and his zero tolerance goal for suicide, which she views as unrealistic and inhumane. It’s tempting to lie down on the sofa and just give up. But then the police ring at her door. And Freud creeps out of the sofa cushion.

The Angry Psychologist is a satirical novel in which the distance between supposed normality and insanity is wafer-thin.

Synne Sun Løes has written a really funny book! *****
NETTAVISEN

It´s entertaining to see someone "loose it" completely.
DAGBLADET

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Reviews Sinnapsykologen

Hysterisk morsom 07.08.2021

«Synne Sun Løes har skrevet en veldig morsom bok.»

«... en fin og menneskelig historie med betydelige surrealistiske innslag. Og litt galskap!»

«Alle, og jeg mener absolutt alle, som har noe med helsesektoren å gjøre (det er vel de fleste av oss), bør gripe denne boka begjærlig. Hvis de tør!»

«Men blir det gitt ut noen bok som er mer burlesk, satirisk og klok enn denne i år? Jeg tviler.»

 
Jan Øyvind Helgesen, Nettavisen

Frydefullt å se noen klikke 06.08.2021

«... festlig skråblikk på psykisk helsevesen og ikke minst psyken selv.»

«Sinnapsykologen er satire, tidvis ganske god.»

«...mange gode og skarpe betraktninger omkring hva som faktisk bør anses som galskap eller ei.»

«... et både lærerikt og skarpt skråblikk på psykisk helsevern»

 
Oda Faremo Lindholm, VG

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Author Synne Sun Løes

Synne Sun Løes (1975–) is based in Oslo. She debuted in 1999 with the book Yoko is alone. For her YA-novel, Eating Flowers for Breakfast (2002), she won the prestigious Brage Prize. She has been awarded Riksmålsprisen and been chosen as a White Raven author.

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