Rodman Philbrick





Rodman Philbrick


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Aka William R Dantz, Chris Jordan, W.R. Philbrick.

Rodman Philbrick grew up on the New England coast, where he worked as a longshoreman and boat builder. For many years he wrote mysteries and detective novels. The Private Eye Writers of America nominated two of his T.D.Stash series as best detective novel and then selected Philbrick's 'Brothers & Sinners' as Best Novel in 1993. Writing under the pen name 'William R. Dantz' he has explored the near-future worlds of genetic engineering and hi-tech brain control in books like 'Hunger', 'Pulse', 'The Seventh Sleeper'. And 'Nine Levels Down'.

Inspired by the life of a boy who lived a few blocks away, he wrote 'Freak The Mighty', the award-winning young-adult novel, which has been translated in
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“The only real treasure is in your head. Memories are better than diamonds and nobody can steal them from you”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe

“Books are like truth serum-- if you don't read, you can't figure out what's real.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty

“Pain is just a state of mind. You can think your way out of everything, even pain.”
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