I don't like the sound of "memory-whipped". I get what's behind it, it's very accurate, isn't it. And a new version of the - to some maybe - overly clichéed expression "haunted by memories". Yet somehow it doesn't do it for me, since memories come from the inside, whips from the outside. Just doesn't flow. How does a memory whip you? But it did provoke a nice discussion, as such did the job to draw attention to the feelings of the protagonist. One stumbles over it and has to pay attention, good writing, ey.