The Incurables by Jon Bassoff is a very dark, bleak and sometimes uncomfortable read. I have always been fascinated by Dr. Walter Freeman who specialized in lobotomy so was intrigued by the idea of a novel featuring this controversial man.
Is the novel well written? Yes. Is it a feel good novel? Definitely not but then we are reading a novel in the horror genre. There are no happy endings or happy people. Jon Bassoff has stripped apart society at large and left us with an unsettling part: namely poverty and those who are often the ones left wanting; the mentally ill.
Three out of Five Stars