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Books in brief: ‘Capture: Unravelling the Mystery of Mental Suffering’ by David A Kessler

"A short history of everything that is going on inside our heads."

By Andy Martin  

{7C3FA537-A281-46B1-A9B3-E8708233019D}Img400Capture: Unravelling the Mystery of Mental Suffering by David A Kessler (Penguin, £14.99)

I have a soft spot for books that adventurously aim to include just about everything—like a vast intellectual encyclopedia or compendium. Capture is one of that distinguished genre. It’s a short history of everything going on in our heads. In fact, it is more than that. If you think of classic theorists like Marx and Freud, they will generally tell you that everything can really be boiled down to x (economics or sex). Kessler goes one step further in explaining…

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