I picked up Too Bright To Hear Too Loud to See by Juliann Garey because it was described as a “brilliant look into mental illness” but I felt like it wasn’t so much about mental health as it was about the antics of a Hollywood exec losing control.
Greyson Todd is a studio exec that represents some of the most famous celebs in Hollywood. But between holding the hands of unstable celebrities, Todd can barely keep it together for his own family. His bipolar disorder leads him to leave his family and make some horribly risky decisions around the world. All roads lead back to the psych ward.
Todd’s money-fuelled antics are sometimes fun to read but I’m not entirely sure what the author was trying to achieve. I’m not even sure that there is a lesson to learn or an overarching theme.
I’m also not sure how accurate of an account this is of bipolar disorder. I felt like the novel glamourized the disease. The ending for Todd is sad but it seemed like he had a lot of fun getting there. But maybe that’s the nature of the illness.