He was born in Dublin, Ireland. He attended Trinity College and graduated. Glynn first became an officially published author with the release of The Dark Fields. The novel was released as the movie Limitless and now the book is known by that title as well. A movie was released and a television show made based on the book. Alan Glynn is the author of the Limitless series.
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The book was well enough but undercooked. This leaves us with that rara avis case where the film is actually better than the book. A novel which had been spoken a lot about and which gathered rather a cult following what with all the modern nootropics hype. Lots of links online on this Yes, people die from MDT, they do die from all sorts of things Social, posthuman, psychological, historical Even the idea of intuition being the postintellectual application of superior information handling Instead of exploring all that intellectual goodness we got a clear view at the cardboard cutouts of Russian mafia.
Stupid mafia. Needing a history of its greatest illegal hits, of all things. And taking MDT, as well. W: He was still a bonehead, a zhulik. Anyway, the mafia were pale readymade cutouts.
The plot Like who and why and what for offed the dealer, Vernon? Why did our guy start eating a bunch of god knows what tablets? What kind of drug trials are performed this way? The idea that the author, maybe unintentionally, got across is that no matter how much potential people have, they inevitably waste it. Imagine you get access to drugs that make you the smartest person around.
What would you do? There were also no more crushed pizza-boxes to be seen in the apartment, or empty beer cans, or dirty socks … and every single inch of surface space was polished and gleaming … c Seriously???!!! In each place I went to, it only took me a few minutes to start up a conversation with someone and then a few more after that to attract a circle of listeners around me — these people apparently fascinated by what I had to say, as I talked about politics, history, baseball, music, anything that found its way into the conversation.
I had women coming on to me, too, and even some men This effect could have potentially been achieved via meditation, mind discipline and good psychotherapy, all drug free. It makes me angry. If your mind is outsized, pretty please apply it to something truly grand in the big scheme of things.
Not to doing mundane stuff, getting sapiosexual gals all hot and bothered and playing a wee bit with the market hordes. Q: Is this a true and honest account of how I came close to doing the impossible, to realizing the unrealizable … to becoming one of the best and the brightest? Is it the story of a hallucination, a dream of perfectibility?
Or is it simply the story of a human lab rat, someone who was tagged and followed and photographed, and then discarded? I noticed their clothes, heard snatches of their conversations, caught glimpses of their faces.
I was picking up on everything, but not in any heightened, druggy way. Q: … I had a slightly less easy time of it with people I knew well, or rather with people who knew me well. Meeting and impressing a total stranger, assuming a new identity, even a new name, was exciting and uncomplicated, but when I met up with someone like Dean, for instance, I always got these looks — these quizzical, probing looks.
Q: I took a few notes, but when I heard the explanations I realized that in a general way I did understand these terms, and that furthermore, just by thinking about this stuff, a large store of knowledge was being unlocked in my brain, knowledge that I had probably accumulated unconsciously over the years. Q: I tried to analyse what this was, and could only conclude that maybe a combination of my being enthusiastic and non-judgemental — noncompetitive — might have struck some kind of a chord in people, especially in people who were stressed out and on their guard all the time.
Understanding how business works. Under standing when a company is overvalued, or undervalued.