Book Review: the ‘Introducing’ series.


I’ve just started studying again – I’m doing a MA in Creative and Critical Writing and this is a bit of a shock to the system. I’m used to researching and reading for the books I write … but the volume and depth of reading required for a MA is intense. Icon Books sent me through a catalogue which covered their Introducing Graphic Guide series. I asked for one of the several books they have on Freud and psychoanalysis, as this is one of my modules for the term and they sent me Introducing the Freud Wars: A Graphic Guide.

I loved it!

I’ve been scanning through dense academic texts, which are interesting, but some are hard to read. I wanted a background on the controversy surrounding Freud and this book did a great job of communicating this with humour. Everything seemed accurate and fitted in with my other reading and it was great to have a book that I could skim through in an hour. It had useful quotes and gave a good picture of the people who influenced Freud and the debate around his work.

I also got sent NLP for Work in the same series. This is more text, less images, but still provides a useful summary if you want to get to grips with a topic fast.

Introducing the Freud Wars: A Graphic Guide costs £6.99 on Amazon at time of writing

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