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Patrick E. McLean

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Patrick E. McLean

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Patrick's work ranges from the autobiographical, to the absurd and fantastic. Describing himself as a "writer raised by Economists" his perspective on the world is naturally unusual. From violent revenge and musings on the value of life from a character who is dead (Unkillable) to the rage and frustration of a consultant who grows so sick of having his advice ignored that he decides to take over the world (How to Succeed in Evil) Patrick's work is high-concept, penetrating satire that manages twists and turns while never shorting true psychological insight into fascinating characters caught in desperate situations.

In 2005, feeling that "he wasn't putting any torque through the axle of the world" he started the Seanachai podcast (http://www
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Average rating: 3.9 · 3,447 ratings · 268 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
How to Succeed in Evil

3.85 avg rating — 1,667 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Consultation With a Vampire

3.93 avg rating — 508 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Hostile Takeover

3.93 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Merchant Adventurer

4.01 avg rating — 324 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Unkillable

3.65 avg rating — 306 ratings — published 2010
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The Soak

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Stories I Told Myself

4.27 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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“Throughout history, more has been lost to over-eager zealots than to mediocre slackers. A slacker leaves well enough alone. A zealot, a true patriot or company man, will keep pushing and pushing and pushing until the situation is screwed up beyond all recognition. If not properly motivated and constrained, a zealot is the most destructive force of all.”
Patrick E. McLean, Hostile Takeover

“For all the clever jokes that could be made here involving "mind" and "matter" there is one sure and certain variation you can take with you to the grave: "In the grand scheme of things you don't matter very much, and the laws of physics don't mind at all.”
Patrick E. McLean, Hostile Takeover

“There is no such thing as coincidence, Topper. It is always, always your enemies conspiring against you." (from How to Succeed in Evil)”
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“Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence.”
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“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”
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“PLOT is CHARACTER revealed by ACTION.”
Aristotle

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