He thinks he has found the woman of his dreams, but before he can find true love, there are mountains to climb. His court-mandated psychiatrist self-medicates, and his flatmate, Frank, bristles with animosity and spite. It could be a mistake to mention the talking blue tiger called Sean. Yet, Jenny doesn’t seem to care about these things; she’s a potty-mouthed princess come to sweep him off his feet. Things should feel wonderful, but dark clouds are gathering, and his nemesis is creeping into his nightmares. He’d take a long hard look at himself if only the mirrors would stop reflecting the truth. Can he ever find happiness? Does Jenny even care? Will Dr MacNeill stop smoking weed? This is Glasgow, and this is not a love story.
Review Excerpts for M7RRORS:
Mirrors is a captivating novel written by James D. McEwan that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. The book is a gripping tale of love, loss, and redemption that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
...what I liked most about this book is the ‘love interest’, Jenny. Being a supportive, real friend to someone with a mental illness can be complicated. Jenny nails it. I’d recommend reading M7RRORS for this alone.
The subject matter is a delicate one, but handled well. It is an adult book with profanity but again, it does so to 'mirror' real life and the insights into the fractured mind are tastefully, and often comically, portrayed. I'll never look at a tiger the same way again!
I’ve read books that feature ill mental health before but hardly ever in first person and not as detailed as what we have here. James manages to tell the story of a man with severe mental health troubles sensitively and with humour (without making fun or belittling the issues involved)
Mirrors is a beautifully written and captivating novel about love and loss, whilst also exploring grief and mental health. Mirrors is a dark and intelligent look at mental illness. Definitely worth a read.