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read epub ñ Human Traces ê Paperback Î horticulturetrader ó ➤ [Epub] ➞ Human Traces By Sebastian Faulks ➮ – Horticulturetrader.co.uk As young boys both Jacues Rebière and Thomas Midwinter become fascinated with trying to understand the human mind As psychiatrists their uest Atile relationship develops and changes but is always tempered by one exceptional woman; Thomas's sister SoniaMoving and challenging in eual measure Human Traces explores the uestion of what kind of beings men and women really a Great characters with captivating storylines and incredible backdrops from gruesome Victorian asylums to mountains of Switzerland to African deserts but too educative to make an enjoyable and satisfying read It reads like a deliberate attempt at the construction of a story around the history and theories of psychology I'm not sure that characters or plot necessarily came first which is maybe why the book plods a little

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As young boys both Jacues Rebière and Thomas Midwinter become fascinated with trying to understand the human mind As psychiatrists their uest takes them from the sualor of the Victorian lunatic asylum to the crowded lecture hal This is an absolutely fascinating book that weaves medicine travel psychology paeleo anthropology religion evolution history literature and probably a few things besides into the tale of the sometimes strained relationships between two fallible people from very different backgrounds Thomas' theory to explain the existence and continuation of the apparantly maladaptive trait of hearing voices is a masterly synthesis that is intriguingly credible even though I know that it would probably not stand up to rigorous investigation it has a coherence and elegance that makes me wish it were true I can see that the lectures and case notes through which this and other theories are expounded might put off readers who are less intrigued by the subject matter and that there are some rather melodramatic interludes and broadly sketched characters but even so the ideas and the feel of this book will stay with me for a long time and so it gets full marks

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Human TracesLs of the renowned Professor Charcot in Paris; from the heights of the Sierra Madre in California to the plains of unexplored AfricaAs the concerns of the old century fade and the First World War divides Europe the two men's vol On the whole I enjoyed this; it was a wide scope from the 1860s to the 1920s and ranges across Europe the US and Africa It tells the story of two men Thomas Midwinter and Jacues Rebiere and their dreams of working out how the human mind functions and solving the problem of madness There are lengthy descriptions of nineteenth century psychiatry and the development of some modern ideas with the theory of evolution and the human condition thrown in The book is at its strongest when dealing with human relationships; friendship love loss betrayal and family The beginning and end of the novel are particularly strong The middle plodded a little and there are some overlong passages about anatomy and psychiatry which are superfluous There are also a couple of plot lines which are not followed through which were intriguing but left open Not as good as Birdsong in my opinion but an epic novel dealing with life's mysteries with great sadness at the heart The last paragraph is heart rending