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Pharmakon by Dirk Wittenborn
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Pharmakon (2009)

by Dirk Wittenborn

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A story whose ending cannot quite live up to the promise the great beginning makes.

Well written, with brilliant characters; the story just needed to be a little fuller in the last 1/3 of the book. ( )
  Pharis | Feb 13, 2014 |
Really well done. Effortless. Ending a bit week ( )
  KimLarae | Aug 10, 2009 |
In the endi I thought this book wandered too much as if it lost its way ( )
  Markus56 | Dec 12, 2008 |
Pharmakon is an intricate novel of good intentions gone wrong. William Friedrich is blinded by the possible granduer of a succesful depression drug when he allows the sucidal Casper Gedsic to join the drug trials. Friedrich's ambition coupled with Gedsic's insanity leads to the down fall of both men and Friedrich's family. Wittenborn's novel paints how a drug test in the 1950s haunts the Friedrich family for the following forty years. ( )
  unknown_zoso05 | Sep 6, 2008 |
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I was born because a man came to kill my father. If he hadn't showed up with a gun in his pocket and bad thoughts in his head, I wouldn't exist, much less have a story to tell.
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A novel of scientific experimentation gone wrong and the consequences that haunt a family for a generation.

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Inventing a drug that appears to have happiness-inducing qualities, a mid-twentieth-century Yale professor is launched into fame before his experiments go awry and a research subject commits murder.

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