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The Thanatos Syndrome - Walker Percy
The Thanatos Syndrome
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Returning home to the small Louisiana parish where he had praticed psychiatry, Dr. Tom More quickly notices something strange occuring with the townfolk, a loss of inhibitions. Behind this mystery is a dangerous plot drug the local water supply, and a discovery that takes More into the underside... show more
Returning home to the small Louisiana parish where he had praticed psychiatry, Dr. Tom More quickly notices something strange occuring with the townfolk, a loss of inhibitions. Behind this mystery is a dangerous plot drug the local water supply, and a discovery that takes More into the underside of the American search for happiness.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312243326 (0312243324)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
3.0 The Thanatos Syndrome: A Novel
Percy is at his best, in my opinion, when he concentrates on character. He has a steady hand when it comes to creating colorful individuals,as well as endowing his beloved southern culture with a personality all its own. His observations, voiced through these characters, are sardonic and sharp and...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
3.0 The Thanatos Syndrome: A Novel
Percy is at his best, in my opinion, when he concentrates on character. He has a steady hand when it comes to creating colorful individuals,as well as endowing his beloved southern culture with a personality all its own. His observations, voiced through these characters, are sardonic and sharp and...
So.... Nicky?
So.... Nicky? rated it
4.0
I envy Percy's way with character -- and his willingness to give as many details to the minor characters as to his major actors. Once you start out with that depth of character and setting, you have to carry it through; so much time and care! Not the tightest plot for a thriller, but the pacing and ...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0 The Thanatos Syndrome
Marketed as a thriller, Thanatos Syndrome is more of a philosophical novel with thriller elements. A disgraced psychologist just out of prison returns to his rural Louisiana hometown to find the locals have been dosed with mood altering drugs in the water supply. Percy addresses the darkside of th...
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