Blinding Light: A Novel

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 1, 2006 - Fiction - 448 pages
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From the New York Times best-selling author Paul Theroux, Blinding Light is a slyly satirical novel of manners and mind expansion. Slade Steadman, a writer who has lost his chops, sets out for the Ecuadorian jungle with his ex-girlfriend in search of inspiration and a rare hallucinogen. The drug, once found, heightens both his powers of perception and his libido, but it also leaves him with an unfortunate side effect: periodic blindness. Unable to resist the insights that enable him to write again, Steadman spends the next year of his life in thrall to his psychedelic muse and his erotic fantasies, with consequences that are both ecstatic and disastrous.

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User Review  - Alice - Goodreads

I am a major fan of Theroux's books, both travel and fiction, and I think I have read them all. I was disappointed in this one; though he is always worth reading for his intelligence and dry humor, I found this book to be too mean-spirited. Read full review

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PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include A Dead Hand and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

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