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Anti-Depressant: A Novel

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Young, vulnerable and struggling with psychological disorders, five characters share their sometimes brutal narratives in Anti-Depressant. Each holds a piece of the other's puzzle, but the truth blurs with every interaction, and skewed perspectives cause their worlds to narrow and suffocate.

In the throes of obsession, Shelby lusts after Steph, to the point of losing his gr
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Kindle Edition, 396 pages
Published March 6th 2011 by Patagon Press (first published March 2nd 2011)
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Brisa
The word, “depressed” tends to be thrown around a lot in society for trivial things. It’s almost like crying wolf.

“I’m depressed.” “This is depressing!” “Oh, things aren’t going well for me, I must be depressed!”

The term is frequently abused. It’s abused so much, that when someone really IS what one would consider to be clinically depressed, it can be hidden amongst obscurity, unbeknownst to the individual suffering, and even those around them. Unfortunately, one may realize this after it’s to
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Mogsy (MMOGC)
Interesting novel, an impulse buy which I knew very little about but turned out to be pretty good. Has a bit of a "Crash" feel to it, in the way the narratives of multiple characters actually end up fitting into a larger story as a whole.

Given the title, it's not surprising that psychological disorders play a major role in this book, and questions and themes about what is normal and expected/accepted of us in society. There are some controversial topics and most of the characters are not your u
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Brooke
I did not understand depression, I still do not but at least i can admit that. This book is odd, sometimes difficult to follow. I found myself asking, do people really think like this?? Its a dark confusing book but somehow things start to make sense toward the end and I was left with a feeling of hope. Yes, hope. I will be thinking about this book for quite some time, which I think is the sign of a good book.

Thought to ponder - is Todd Dott's GirlTrouble Clark Kline's Anti-Depressant?? There c
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latybug
I received a free download of this book from Story Cartel.
I liked the story itself, but not the organization of the book. It was very hard to follow. Most of the chapters are named for a specific character, but the beginning of the chapter is narrated by someone else, and often has nothing to do with the character the chapter is named after. Each time a new section began, it took a little bit of reading to determine who was narrating. There are a couple of sections that I'm still not exactly sur
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Misty Rios
I first wanted to read this book because, as a person that has dealt with depression since childhood, I thought it might be insightful. The narratives of the five characters went way beyond what I was expecting from this book, since the majority of them dealt with every day circumstances at an extreme. Their way of thinking could by no means be classified as "normal" and yet it wasn't difficult to relate to them on a few instances. My greatest benefit from this book was the realization that I do ...more
Danielle
Anti-Depressant is an excellent novel. The structure of the story itself was very different and interesting. I found the characters to be easy to relate to, and I think they were very well developed. The writing was excellent even across the different characters points of view. It wasn't hard to figure out which character spoke and thought which way and that made the story even more enjoyable. I would definitely read this one again, and have recommended it to friends.
Barbara Tsipouras
This novel is an artful composition of situations the author describes in detail and a bit sarcastically often inventing new word-combinations and giving insight in the mind of disturbed and broken souls.
I love his writing style.
But there's going on too much: too many stories are loosely combined so the reader doesn't really immmerge and feel the story but just empathizes individual situations. Focus on 2-3 of the storylines would have been better.
Jaymee Mcdonald
This is the darkest story I have ever read. I felt like I needed an anti-depressant! It was a little confusing at first with all the characters and I almost quit a few times. But, as I got further, I was curious as to how each character fared in the end.
Michelle
Jul 20, 2011 Michelle marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psych-philosophy
Looks interesting and I like that someone compared it to Crash. Might need to wait a couple of years to read it, but worth checking out.
Amanda
The story held a lot of characters which was confusing at times. Overall I thought it was a good book. Ill likely read it again.
Kristina Franken
I highly recommend this book for anyone

FTC: I received a free copy of this book and was not reimbursed in any other way.
Jamie Stanley
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. So...this was very well written, but I was still unable to finish. I usually love this sort of topic, but Im just not into the whole 50 different stories all fitting together in the end. Ive seen several of the reviews compare this book to crash. I didnt care for crash at all. If I would have seen that, I would have never requested this book. so, that being said, im not going to rate this book, but pass this book to someone who appreciates this style of w ...more
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Clark Kline cofounded and runs 72 Film Fest and finds new homes for old books. Kline’s first novel “Anti-Depressant” was published April 2011.

Kline's second novel "Numb" will be published in Early 2015.
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