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Dr. Ed's head is spinning: a long-lost 'son' has just been sent over to his office by the temp agency, his shopping-addicted wife seems to have disappeared, and the clinical trial that he is running for a revolutionary new anti-depressant might well be going off the rails. But Dr. Ed is in control of everything, including himself.

Thus begins "Skinner Boxed", the first of
Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published May 31st 2016 by All That Is Solid Press
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Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the point in the semester when work explodes for me. There's a mad rush to get meetings scheduled before faculty leave for Winter Break, which is frightening given the generally meeting-heavy culture at the University of Pennsylvania. My students are panicked by the upcoming end of the semester and looming assignment deadlines. Recent bouts of insomnia exacerbate the stress. In short, I can feel the world spinning out of control more than is usually the case.

For these reasons, I am so g
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Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“And that’s what sanity amounts to: everyone agreeing to believe that our lies are true.”

The first novella is an addlepated Adderallian adagio that culminates in a skullscraping climax which sort of echoes a snickering Dickens. The sentence structures are as fun and as conscious as the story itself. The second novella is a Scheherazadian charade of shorn and forlorn love. Nests of lust nested in love nests. Both prove the singularity of Clarke's talent.

I was honored to be able to publish an exce
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"The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionising the instruments of production, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society. Conservation of the old modes of production in unaltered form, was, on the contrary, the first condition of existence for all earlier industrial classes. Constant revolutionising of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all socia
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Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was trying to think how to put this book into a particular genre and style, and I struggled as it is different to anything that I have read before. I'd say the first story, Skinner Boxed is a thoughtful and stimulating account of Dr Ed, a psychiatrist, and a look into his rather flawed life. He spends his days trying to provide counsel for people with serious life issues, but he himself is racking up a host of problems himself, including a long-lost son and a wife who has absconded and wants a ...more
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The stream-of-consciousness style executed in Clark's WHITE MYTHOLOGY rivals Virginia Woolf. Because of this very trying stylistic choice, this is not the easiest read you will ever approach, however it is well worth the effort.

The first novella, Skinner Boxed, takes you on a wild ride through a few difficult days of a not-so-young but not-so-old psychiatrist dealing with his materialistic, missing wife, a new found son, and a lost love that has reentered his life. His coping mechanism are far
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Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'White Mythology' is a very clever play on words from beginning to end. In the first account surrounding main character Dr.Ed, the style of writing is creative and clever. It includes the use of diagrams, tables, definitions, charts, reports and other such visuals which are relevant and added to my intrigue to continue reading. The second account is different as it follows the life of a young woman, and it is heavily laden with dialogue. The conversations and relationships explored were interest ...more
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Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I look forward to reading more from this author, both novellas kept me interested in different ways and I felt both had something different to say and did it well. I found humor in both stories and aspects of seriousness but not so much that you feel dragged down. There is a clear use of knowledge and understanding of psychological issues which I found quite fascinating and if you are someone who also likes to challenge yourself then I think you will too.

Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very clever book, or should I say a very clever author. At the beginning I wasn't sure what I was reading or even if I wanted to read it. However, it turned out to be both witty and amusing. The author using language well. However I think I shall have to do a second reading to catch anything I missed on first reading.
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know what I just read but it was beautiful.
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The most redeeming quality of this book is the encouraging of my vocabulary to expand. Containing two distinct stories, both of which required the jacket cover synopses to help me understand the meaning of each, this book feels like a test of my reading skills.
The first & longest story follows a psychiatrist as he struggles to simply live and feel as a true human being, rather than an emotionally disconnected intellectual. That is the best I could surmise as the storyline kept me waiting for the
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