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Faber & Faber, Mar 10, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages

Imagine a drug that made your brain function with perfect efficiency, tapping into your deepest resources of creativity, intelligence and drive. A drug that can help you learn a foreign language in a day. A drug that can help you process information so fast you can see patterns in the stock market.

Just as his life is fading into mediocrity, Eddie Spinola discovers such a pill: MDT-48, Viagra for the brain. But while the benefits of such a mind-drug quickly start to materialise, so too do the side-effects. And when Eddie tries to track down other users, to help him kick his addiction, he finds out that they're all dying, or dead...

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User Review  - earthwind - LibraryThing

Eddie Spinola gets hooked by his ex-brother-in-law (author's multiple hyphens) into trying a pill which whirls him into a thrilling place we've probably all have thought we would like, mind ... Read full review

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User Review  - nixie - LibraryThing

This book was brilliant. It had a interesting plot about a drug (MDT-48) that can increase your intelligence. Imagine if you were able learn a language in a day or allow you to see patterns in the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Alan Glynn is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where he studied English Literature, and has worked in magazine publishing in New York and as an EFL teacher in Italy. His second novel, Winterland, was published to huge acclaim in 2009, and will be followed by Bloodland in 2011. He is married with two children and lives in Dublin.

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