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Fountain Society by Wes Craven
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Writing these 'reviews' sometimes creates a sortof potential 'meta-review' in my head. I just wrote one about Arthur C. Clarke's "The Fountains of Paradise" wch is shelved next to this bk, "Fountain Society", in my library b/c of "Craven" following "Clarke". Coincidentally, they both have "Fountain" in the title. Maybe I shd write a novel called "Craven Paradise" that's all about the sex life of microbes living on both bk jackets. "The torrid love life of tiny immortal creatures on the elevator to the sky!" screams the advertising copy!

Anyway, I like Wes Craven as a filmmaker & I was pleasantly surprised by reading this novel of his. It's basically a Michael Crichton style thriller but I think it's better b/c I don't really like Crichton. The back cover copy makes it seem more cliché than I remember it as being: "At its center is a sinister plot to confer immortality on a select, elite group of government scientists - a plot of such fiendish, cold brutality and evil that it has been kept secret - including from most of those who might one day benefit from it."

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Started Reading
January 1, 2005 – Finished Reading
April 8, 2008 – Shelved
April 8, 2008 – Shelved as: sf

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