The Hollow Man

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 30, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Jeremy Bremen has a secret.  All his life he's been cursed with the ability to read minds.  He knows the secret thoughts, fears, and desires of others as if they were his own.  For years, his wife, Gail, has served as a shield between Jeremy and the burden of this terrible knowledge.  But Gail is dying, her mind
ebbing slowly away, leaving him vulnerable to the chaotic flood of thought that threatens to sweep away his sanity.  Now Jeremy is on the run--from his mind, from his past, from himself--hoping to find peace in isolation.  Instead he witnesses an act of brutality that propels him on a treacherous trek across a
dark and dangerous America.  From a fantasy theme park to the lair of a killer to a sterile hospital room in St. Louis, he follows a voice that is calling him to witness the stunning mystery at the heart of mortality.


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User Review  - patrickmalka - LibraryThing

It takes a different kind of book all together to be intellectually interesting, heart breaking and horrifying all at once. I am so appreciative of this book and Dan Simmons. Read full review

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User Review  - Reysbro - LibraryThing

Couldn't put it down. This rarely happens. I read this book in a little over 2 days - the story, structure and language are captivating and sweeping. That said, it is a sad story, full of pain ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
17
Section 4
22
Section 5
27
Section 6
36
Section 7
45
Section 8
54
Section 23
217
Section 24
222
Section 25
234
Section 26
238
Section 27
244
Section 28
248
Section 29
255
Section 30
257

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
103
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
145
Section 17
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Section 18
171
Section 19
175
Section 20
188
Section 21
197
Section 22
213
Section 31
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Section 32
270
Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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About the author (2011)

Dan Simmons, a full-time public school teacher until 1987, is one of the few writers who consistently work across genres, producing novels described as science fiction, horror, fantasy, and mainstream fiction, while winning major awards in all these fields. His first novel, Song of Kali, won the World Fantasy Award; his first science fiction novel, Hyperion, won the Hugo Award. His other novels and short fiction have been honored with numerous awards, including nine Locus Awards, four Bram Stoker Awards, the French Prix Cosmos 2000, the British SF Association Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. In 1995, Wabash College presented Simmons with an honorary doctorate in humane letters for his work in fiction and education. He lives in Colorado along the Front Range of the Rockies.

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