The Psychopath Test
By Jon Ronson
Published June 2011
Review by Vicki Angel
As an investigative journalist, Ronson is called upon to uncover a mysterious, cryptic book being sent to academics around the world. Whilst researching this puzzle, he finds out more about the disturbing world of madness and psychopaths in particular. Before long he finds himself using ‘Hare's 20 question checklist’ to uncover psychopaths in all aspects of society. From the young man who fakes his own madness to miss a jail sentence to a CEO in charge of a large multinational company. This journey takes him through numerous dangerous situations, but his mix of humour and tenacity allow him to delve in to this fascinating world.
A great factual book, the only worry being that you might start using the checklist on your friends....