- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Crown (February 21, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804136548
- ISBN-13: 978-0804136549
My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing was a powerful book. It allowed you into the heart and mind of the creator of the famed inkblot tests and it also shed light on the various ways it has been used and misused. I found the personality of Hermann Rorschach to be just beautiful. He endured so much in his younger years, all the while he was far more intelligent than the normal person his age.
The way that the government used the inkblots was pretty unsettling to me and I worried about the powerful use in a way that was not quite intended by Rorschach. Just a wonderful piece of history with a lot of photographs and human moments.
This book is why I love Historical Non-Fiction. It is extremely well documented. In fact, there were tons of memorabilia that led to this book. There are so many little facts that show the beauty of this man. He was an artist with a great gift and he put his talents into helping schizophrenics get an accurate diagnosis. Although the testing of people by the government is distasteful, there is still an active population that continues to ascribe to the inkblot test.
I received the hardback copy from Blogging for Books. I am so happy to have this in my library. It is a wonderful book. This review, as are all my reviews, my honest opinion. Once again I took my time deciding what book I wanted to read and it came through for me. It took over a week to read this deep and thought-provoking book, but I loved every page of it.