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(Limitless #2)

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From the author of Limitless comes Receptor, an irresistable thriller that reveals the origins of MDT-48 and the consequences of unlocking the human mind.

On a Friday evening in 1953, Madison Avenue ad executive Ned Sweeney enjoys a cocktail in the apartment of a strange and charismatic man he met hours earlier. Ned doesn't know it, but he has just become a participant in P
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Picador (first published October 4th 2018)
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Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is well worth a read as a follow up to Limitless, it explores the hypnotizing effects and consequences of MDT-48 from a series of new perspectives and timezones, mainly the 1960's and our current day.
It's nice to take another dive into the possibilities of the drug and our minds, the new narratives and characters provide a much deeper history of the drug whilst melding the lives of two distant relatives together in an uncany parallel. There's a fair few mentions and occasional crossov
Zachary Houle
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Alan Glynn’s Receptor is a wow of a thriller. That may be surprising because, generally speaking, books that come out in January are crappy. The holidays are done, everyone’s back at work, and nobody has time for reading again, right? Well, for a January book, Receptor is a novel that should be read by anyone with a passing interest in the thriller genre. It’s actually the sequel to the book Limitless, which was made into a Hollywood movie starring Bradley Cooper before he was really famous and, ...more
Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)
Full disclosure straight up.  I hadn't read The Dark Fields and only had the movie Limitless with Bradley Cooper to go buy, and I really enjoyed that movie!  What if you could take a pill to expand your brain power? To become whatever you wanted to be? Cure world ills, become richer than in your wildest dreams and more powerful than you ever thought possible? It would be great, wouldn't it? It would! Until you think about the knock-on effects and chain reactions which would ensue. Not to mention ...more
Kim McGee
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is part of a series but you can read it as a standalone and the series continues after this one. This story begins in New York in the 50's where an ad man is given a hallucinogenic drug that opens up his world- it alters how he thinks and suddenly he craves it as much as the power and knowledge it gives him. But, he burns too bright and bad things happen. Fast forward to his grandson who learns more about the grandfather he never knew and the secrets he held. A breakthrough drug, secret CIA ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
The plot for this novel is based on the known fact that the CIA experimented on US citizens with mind-altering drugs without the citizens' knowledge. The fictional mind-altering drug, MDT-48, is still being produced but is only available to a select few. The effort to keep the drug hidden while other people want to use it makes this novel an interesting read. I received this book as part of the Goodreads Giveaway program.
Jack Smith
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
7/10 - It's a good read and I was glued to read it all the way through to the end. That said, I don't think that it's as good as the first book and the concepts are not as compelling or thought-provoking.
3.5 stars. I was able to finish this pretty quickly because the story and how it's told (in two separate timelines) really grabbed me; it was hard to put down. I need to read Limitless, because now I'm hooked.

Thank you to the author, publisher, and Goodreads Giveaways, for my ARC.
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Alan Glynn is a graduate of Trinity College. His first novel, The Dark Fields, was released in March 2011 as the movie Limitless by Relativity Media. He is also the author of Graveland, Winterland and Bloodland, for which he won the 2011 Irish Book Award.

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