I’m pleased to announce that there is a review of my debut novel, ****, or, The Anatomy of Melancholy, in the latest issue of the The Lancet: Psychiatry edition, one of the most prestigious journal groups in the world.

I am, naturally, delighted to see the book featured in such a famous and well respected publication, but I am particularly pleased to see the mental health issues in the book being brought to the fore. Despite the very important themes of masculinity and life in the digital world that I attemped to touch on with the novel, mental health – depression in particular – was really important and so to have this highlighted is a great thing.

You can read the full review on the Lancet’s own website here: Rob Stirrup’s review of ****, or, The Anatomy of Melancholy for the Lancet

The PDF of the print version of the review is also available from the Lancet’s website, or you can view it at the link below:


The Lancet review of ****, or, The Anatomy of Melancholy