Saturday, March 6, 2010

Book Note: Martha Stout, The Sociopath Next Door (2005)

Fans of psycho noir will find much of interest in Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door. Research indicates that 1 in 25 Americans is a sociopath, which is to say that not every sociopath resembles Lou Ford or Tom Ripley, and psychologist Martha Stout gives a richer portrayal of the sociopathic mind than one can get from noir alone. Noir fans, however, will probably want to skim past Stout's optimistic cheerleading for the future of the human race.

1 comment:

  1. Eh, reality checks are always useful...

    Though I wonder whose research comes up with the 4% figure...