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Tendou
05-09-2011, 12:54 PM
High tech city, sex, thuggish executives and a justified pysocopath..........you know you want to read it :kaga

I Love Sticky Buns
05-09-2011, 02:01 PM
No

Tendou
05-09-2011, 02:03 PM
No

Aight, lol you're loss

I Love Sticky Buns
05-09-2011, 02:27 PM
I read literature, sir, not rubbish.

Tendou
05-09-2011, 02:30 PM
I read literature, sir, not rubbish.

Why call it rubbish when you've never read it?
Anyways to avoid conflict I think you should just leave this thread seeing as you think this book which you have never read is rubbish.

Pimp of Pimps
05-09-2011, 02:36 PM
You link a link to a synopsis or something?

Tendou
05-09-2011, 02:38 PM
You link a link to a synopsis or something?

In the hills above Cannes, a European elite has gathered in the business-park Eden-Olympia, a closed society that offers its privileged residents luxury homes, private doctors, private security forces, their own psychiatrists, and other conveniences required by the modern businessman. The book's protagonist, Paul, quits his job as an editor and moves to Eden-Olympia with his wife Jane when she is offered a job there as a pediatrician. At first glance, Eden-Olympia seems the ideal workers' paradise, but beneath its glittering, glass-wall surface, all is not well. For if things are running smoothly, then why are all the residents — these well-established businessmen, doctors, architects, and producers — all suffering heavily from stress and insomnia? And why did Jane's predecessor, the well-liked and apparently quite sane David Greenwood, go to work one day with an assault rifle strapped over his shoulders, murdering several of his friends and co-workers, before he put the rifle to his own head?

Quickly bored with life in Eden-Olympia ("the kind of adolescent society where you define yourself by the kind of trainers you wear"), Paul decides to investigate the events that led to Greenwood's death, and begins walking in his footsteps. He soon discovers that just beneath the calm, well-mannered surface of his new home lies an underworld of crime, deviant sex, and drugs that seems to be prospering and growing. And all the residents at Eden-Olympia seem not only to be aware of this, but to encourage and welcome this underworld, as it provides them with a means to relate to something other than their jobs, and — by entering that world — to let go of the social restraints and etiquette that define their lives.

Paul discovers that Eden-Olympia's resident psychiatrist, Wilder Penrose, is eagerly encouraging his patients (and there are many of them) to indulge themselves in activities involving sex and violence, as a (successful) cure for their symptoms of stress. Says Penrose: "Psychopathy is its own most potent cure, and always has been. At times, it grasps entire nations in its grip and sends them through vast therapeutic spasms. No drug in the world is that powerful

I Love Sticky Buns
05-09-2011, 02:45 PM
you know im fucking with you, right?

Pimp of Pimps
05-09-2011, 02:46 PM
Sounds pretty interesting. I might pick it up later.

Tendou
05-09-2011, 02:46 PM
Nope, sarcasm is kinda hard to discern on the internet but lol I guess you got to me.

I Love Sticky Buns
05-09-2011, 03:06 PM
Rule of thumb: never take me seriously

Tendou
05-09-2011, 05:58 PM
Rule of thumb: never take me seriously

loool, ill try not to

Pimp of Pimps
05-10-2011, 04:21 AM
How long is the book? Is it a series?

Myst
05-10-2011, 06:38 AM
Seems interesting, I'll definitely check it out sometime.

Tendou
05-10-2011, 07:48 AM
No it's not a series but it's still very satisfying.