The Thanatos Syndrome: A Novel

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Macmillan, Sep 4, 1999 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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 of the American search for happiness.

 

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User Review  - 9inchsnails - LibraryThing

A thoughtful, powerful examination of scientism and its dangerous implications for human society. A little too content-heavy for my tastes, though. Read full review

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An utterly fascinating read! great story, great characters, air of mystery, sense of humor ... my pleasant surprise of the holidays so far! The above paragraph is something I wrote 40% of the way ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
23
Section 3
84
Section 4
102
Section 5
114
Section 6
137
Section 7
172
Section 8
239
Section 10
267
Section 11
283
Section 12
299
Section 13
340
Section 14
345
Section 15
356
Section 16
357
Section 17
363

Section 9
251

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Walker Percy is the author of over ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestsellers The Moviegoer and The Thanatos Syndrome. He was awarded numerous prizes during his lifetime, including the National Book Award, and is considered to be one of the greatest American writers of our time. He died in 1990.

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