Successful young artist Benjamin is baffled when he is sentenced to involuntary psychiatric treatment. He cannot believe that he is guilty of what he is accused of-yet he can't remember anything because of the fair amount of alcohol and drugs he took that fatal evening.
Life at the clinic is absurd and merciless. Despite his attempts not to get involved with anyone, the confrontations between the other patients do affect him.
Benjamin gradually regains grip on his own reality, and he is shocked when he realizes what a antisocial narcissist he used to be. He starts to resemble a human being again, and changes into a man who seemingly has his feet firmly on the ground. Then he receives a letter which makes the foundations of his world shake once again. What is the real truth?
As If I'm Crazy is a fluently written debut novel, witty yet critical of the social structure, about a man who doesn't know whom or what to believe any longer. Sample translation available.
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