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Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite
A Look Inside the Man i c: Manic Memoirs mixes paintings and pictures with a memoir—one that depicts the author's mind as they deal with mental illness. After dropping out of the GA Tech Architecture program, Brent backpacked through Europe for two one-year-long trips while "feeling the 'calling' to be an artist". Brent Weston shares about the sounds he heard and nobody else did, the European trips, experiences in jail, and faith in Christ. The original story, which was written in a screenplay format, got changed when run through the computer. As a result, it was riddled with many inconsistencies that make it seem like the work of another creative mind and could appear as a piece of art—like one of God's many diverse and unique creations.
I loved the paintings: the colors are bold and deep, the details are amazing, and the mind-bending and abstract concepts are simply brilliant! A Look Inside the Man i c: Manic Memoirs includes paintings of cows, people, trees and plants, ingenious designs, and seemingly random patterns and concepts, which, in some parts, follow the story. The book challenges the process of reading: "Words have stray letters, spatial gaps, and actual misspellings." Therefore, readers are advised to read what they can and be patient about understanding the overall gist of the book with the help of the art. The whole experience, though not quite smooth, is unique and artistic, especially with the beautiful paintings and pictures. Brent Weston's book is recommended to lovers of spectacular paintings by talented artists and readers interested in the subjects of mental illness, incarceration, and traveling through Europe.