Morbid Reflections

  • by J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by Mitchell Johnson
  • 1 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The following topics are discussed, from psychoanalytic, philosophical, and empirical perspectives:

The nature of bureaucrats
The nature of bureaucratic institutions
Rationalization and repression
The relationship between ignorance and mental health
The relationship sapience and mental illness
The relationship between ignorance and the ability to act
The relationship between hyper-sapience and the inability to act
The psychological underpinnings of addiction
The differences between men and women


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

stunningly brilliant and real

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, best book on psychopathology and human depravity known to me

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

the combination of intellect and honesty

What does Mitchell Johnson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

he has a relaxed quality that I liked

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

'the bureaucrat is a pseudo-person'

Any additional comments?

bureaucrats won't like this book. smart people will

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strange but wonderful

Would you consider the audio edition of Morbid Reflections to be better than the print version?

yes, because the dark genius of it really emerges when you have to listen to it. like a ghost story for intellectual adults

What was one of the most memorable moments of Morbid Reflections?

the discussion of drug addiction and character deformations

Have you listened to any of Mitchell Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

this is one of his better ones

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

the subhuman condition

Any additional comments?

great book, hard to categorize

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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-19-2016