Books@Queen’s: Laura J. Cameron

The book I’ve chosen is a 1937 gothic, fantasy, psychoanalytic thriller that I picked up in Stauffer Library. It’s entitled Men Are Like Animals. Set in and around Kingston Ontario, the place names are all thinly disguised, so, for instance, Castleton is Kingston…The author of this novel was Donald Macpherson. Now what’s really interesting is that Macpherson is a pen name. The book was really written by George Humphrey, a professor of psychology at Queen’s University…and clearly his own model for the handsome heartthrob psychology professor protagonist…

Laura J. Cameron (Department of Geography and Planning), on Men Are Like Animals, by Donald Macpherson (AKA George Humphrey)

Episode host: Matt Rogalsky

Find it at Queen’s University Library