Book Description

Propagandaman by Steve Spears

The Indie Book of the Day for 23rd of January, 2015!

Genre: Humor, Political

A man is building a machine to manufacture copy-cat drugs for the purpose of extending patents indefinitely and to steal formulas from other pharmaceutical companies, when he makes a big mistake and discovers that he has acquired special powers of propaganda and mind control. As he learns about his new talents he becomes increasingly aware of the ethical problems he is up against. Propagandaman is a satire about mass media culture and the would be puppet masters who promote it.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 380 KB
  • Print Length: 89 pages
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00OPJOTRC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

Read Sample

I grew up in Oak Park, IL., Met my wife when I was 3 and she was 2. Her little brother burned his back by falling on the oven door and they needed a ride to the hospital. I have been heavily influenced by the Twilight Zone, which may be the greatest show in television history because it did more to challenge the way people form opinions about themselves and the world, than any other. I endevour to write with that end in mind. Among my other influences are writers such as Alan Watts, Joseph Campbell, Marilynne Robinson, C.S. Lewis (his prosaic works), Harper Lee, Shel Silverstein, Mary Oliver, Paul Davies, Wislawa Scymborska, David Foster Wallace (an interview I read of Wallace was what made me want to write), T.S. Elliot, Stan Lee, Somerset Maugham, Hemingway, …and so on. Mostly, I must admit, my mental life has been strongly shaped by cinema. And I especially gravitate towards those screen-plays which offer some insight into the mystery of our existence or at least into the mystery of other human beings and their cultures. I could make a list that would be unbearably long, but, I’ll just offer my top 5: 1. Fearless- with Jeff Bridges and Isabella Rossellini. 2. The Razor’s Edge- with Bill Murray 3. Black Robe- with Lothaire Bluteau 4. Housekeeping- with Christine Lahti 5. The Mosquito coast- with Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. If you have not read my work, but are considering it, you might like to know that I write mostly with dialogue and only a hint of exposition. Also I like to keep things moving at a good clip, because I believe a good story teller has a sacred obligation to serve the story like a good meal, where every necessary ingredient is included and the presence the unnecessary is scrutinized with diligence.

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