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Cult: A Novel of Brainwashing and Death [Hardcover]

Warren Adler
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October 2002
A thriller with a chilling climax that shows how the power of sinister forces using mind control techniques can turn innocent people into weapons of destruction. Barney Harrigan, a successful computer entrepreneur, discovers that his young and impressionable wife has been lured by her fanatical sister into the "Glory Cult," a ruthless and powerful group in Oregon run by a charismatic "Guru." Finally able to make contact with her, he learns just how much control the cult and its members now exert over her. Determined to free his wife from the cult’s grasp and return her to him and their four year old son, he prevails upon an old lover in Washington D.C., Naomi Forman -- a human rights activist -- to use her political connections to help him. After her initial reluctance to become involved, Naomi eventually enlists in his cause, despite her own conviction that people make their own choices and that "brainwashing" is a myth. She will soon come to realize how wrong she is. Barney and Naomi travel to Oregon and team up with a pair of tough, cunning deprogrammers. They plan to kidnap Barney’s wife from the cult. However, they soon find themselves in a deadly cat and mouse game with Jeremiah, the "David Koresh" like leader of the Glories. Their rescue attempt triggers a surprising and horrific climax that will keep the reader absorbed and on edge throughout this page-turner of a novel.

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In this frighteningly timely novel, Adler attempts to show how easily people can be drawn into a cult, brainwashed by a charismatic leader, and programmed to do almost anything including committing suicide. Barney Harrigan'a young wife has left him for the Glories, a mysterious group approved by the IRS as a religion. In desperation, he turns to a former lover, a human rights activist with political connections, and to a deprogrammer who was once a Glories member. Barney uses his four-year-old son as a pawn, but his plan to bargain for his wife goes tragically awry in a deadly struggle with Jeremiah, the cult's leader. Adler (War of the Roses) has published 22 novels, two of which have been filmed, and enthusiastically promotes the electronic publishing of his works. This book won't win many new readers in any format, however. It's a thinly disguised polemic on the dangers of cults, with flat characters, awful dialog, and a wishy-washy heroine who vacillates about her principles. Not recommended. Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Warren Adler’s twenty-five published novels have won popular and critical success all over the world, and they have been translated into more than thirty languages. Two of his books were made into major motion pictures, the classic “The War of the Roses” with Michael Douglas and “Random Hearts” with Harrison Ford. Three of his acclaimed short stories were adapted as a three-hour trilogy on PBS's American Playhouse titled, “The Sunset Gang.” Mr. Adler’s themes deal primarily with intimate human relationships – the mysterious nature of love and attraction, the fragile relationships between husbands and wives and parents and children, and the corrupting power of money. Readers and reviewers have cited his books for their insight and wisdom in presenting and deciphering the complexities of contemporary life. Warren Adler is arguably the only author in the world, published by major publishing houses, who has reacquired the English language and foreign rights to his entire backlist of 25 novels and set up a publishing company, Stonehouse Press, designed to distribute his backlist worldwide in all formats. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Deserves NO STARS! Nov. 16 2003
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Format:Hardcover
This is quite possibly the worst novel ever written.
Cliche after cliche has you cringing.
Shoddy, pop psyschology characterization.
Discursive plot.
Clumsy sentences, just awful.
And as the forward suggests, a transparently dumb attempt to
link a bad idea with a 9/11 marketing notion.
Too bad, because it's a subject that a good novelist might make
really interesting.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Deserves NO STARS! Nov. 16 2003
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Format:Hardcover
This is quite possibly the worst novel ever written.
Cliche after cliche has you cringing.
Shoddy, pop psyschology characterization.
Discursive plot.
Clumsy sentences, just awful.
And as the forward suggests, a transparently dumb attempt to
link a bad idea with a 9/11 marketing notion.
Too bad, because it's a subject that a good novelist might make
really interesting.
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