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Bullet Points

(2004)
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A middle-aged, successful psychiatrist to America's celebrities reflects back over the high-profile patients he has cured - a female folk singer with a stalker who claims to be the object of her love songs, a celebrated leading actress in Macbeth suffering from chronic stage-fright and visions of her own death, and over-driven but remarkable young tennis star. As he delves back into past cases, he reveals his own troubled childhood, and his career and his rivalry with his best friend and fellow star psychiatrist Richard Aloisi.

'Bullet Points' is the titles of the psychiatric thesis that catapulted our narrator to fame, his discovery that one can get a lot of bizarre insight into people's lives if one lays out the defining facts like the index to a book. But as the story unfurls over the course of these reflections, we come to see our narrator is not the reliable witness to events that we at first assumed he was - and that he might in fact be the one in need of a cure. When finally the bullet points of the narrators life are laid out, the facts he has hidden from the reader are shockingly revealed ...

A fast, slick, and at times brilliantly funny debut novel from one of British literature's most promising young stars.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Woody Allen and William Boyd have had a bastard love-child and his name is Mark Watson." - Stephen Fry

"Simply a great novel, full stop." - Matt Thorne


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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bullet Points
Author(s): Mark Watson
ISBN: 0-7011-7609-1 / 978-0-7011-7609-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bullet Points
Author(s): Mark Watson
ISBN: 0-09-946085-8 / 978-0-09-946085-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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