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The Poison Pill: A Business (Gothic) Thriller (Paperback)

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English Syntax and Rhetoric at its Best!

by Kristen on 8/27/2006

Category: Writing and Reading Not since reading Murakami's Wind-Up Bird and Garcia Marquez's One hundred Years of Solitude have I been so energized by a book till now. The Poison Pill is subtitled "Business (Gothic) Thriller," but it is more than that. The prose is rhythmic and easy flowing which might lead one to believe that it is simplistic. Because the author dispenses aesthetic, philosophical, and literary allusions with artistry and transparency, it doesnt detract from the main themes. For example, as a character is about to die, he refers to a knife as having balance, harmony, and radiance. According to James Joyce these terms are in sum Thomas Aquinas' model of beauty. I also like the name of a Dominican Doctor: Esculapio Gallo. Well, Socrates last words were: "I owe a rooster (Gallo) to Aesculapius"--meaning no pharmakon could save his life. It just happens that the doctor's patient is also doomed. By now you may be thinking this is a coincidence. Not at all. You will also find meaningful allusions to Borges, Poe, Vargas-Llosa, Dante, and other literary giants. One can also learn about business; but that is material for another review. And so is the coincidence of Ivon Bates (hero) and Norman Bates (Psycho) commiting the same heinous crime.

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While Joe Bates and Sabino, Vietnam heroes, build a manufacturing empire, Ivon Bates, a young PhD, risks losing it. Facing enemies (Helen McCain and Donato Sabellius) bent on wrenching Bates Pharmaceuticals away from him, Ivon finds his true mettle. But as unalterable tragedy engulfs him, in the end he finds peace and true love through Sabino's gift: the Aleph jewel.

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Publisher iUniverse
Mfg Part# 9780595396030
SKU 202745987
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0595396038
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Number of Pages 0300
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