Alan Glynn is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. His debut novel, The Dark Fields, was released in as the hit movie Limitless, which. Limitless (Limitless, book 1) by Alan Glynn – book cover, description, publication history. Bordering on techno-thriller territory, this slick, suspenseful debut imagines a new breed of “smart drug” that produces some deadly side effects.

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When you write a novel you live with it so intimately and for so long that the idea of going back to it, deconstructing it and putting it back together again in another form just seems nightmarish-to me at least. Despite the pain of reading it, the second half was just as gripping. The main premise, as other reviewers have noted, is a new designer drug that enhances the intelligence.

I have no doubt that there will be — or may already be — Eddie Spinolas out in the world as the quiet race for the perfect smart drug continues.

One doesn’t need mental enhancements to cook pizza, even a good one. Do you also reckon that the sales of those books will be higher because the film has made more readers aware of your works?

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All in all I can’t recommend this book. To view it, click here.

Yes, I turned around at one point and saw this aging, Christ-like figure a few rows behind me, with a blonde beard and flowing locks. But hey, the writing wasn’t the only thing I didn’t like about this book. In NovemberGpynn was published to great reviews, so even before the movie came out I was a happy, well-adjusted and, most important of all, published author again.


I’m wavering between 2 and 3 stars on this one. Very different from the movie’s ending, all the different subplots Eddie deals with throughout the novel tie together nicely in the last few pages.

The Dark Fields

But the author tackles this from a scientific and technical and business angle. It went down some tangents where bulk information unrelated to the plot was relayed and I was inclined to skip or skim.

Humans are still human, after all. But it was a fairly standard contract. And it definitely sends people out to bookstores. Yes, I have thought of doing a sequel. I was stopped in my tracks here and there by non-standard according to U. May 21, Dino rated it liked it. Retrieved from ” https: But I did come up with an even shorter pitch, three words: He can’t sleep, he vomits, doesn’t eat, can’t remember what his past actions are.

Definently one of the greater books I have read. I actually thought the book would be worse then it was and it really wasn’t awful. The idea was cool. Again, it’s great to include things in a story that are important to the story, otherwise you bore your reader half to death, and there’s another two star rating in the books.

Protagonist Eddie Spinola isn’t initially told what this tiny pill will do for — or to — him, but he knocks back the MDT anyway, and his life immediately becomes a thrilling and unmanageable roller coaster. Eddie realizes that he needs the pill or else he begins to feel very slowed down. The exhibit posed a tantalizing and troubling question for conversation: Three stars because it was good, it was captivating, it just wasn’t as great as it could’ve been.


Good, but very different from the movie.

It was sort of a collateral ad for the book, but it was pretty extraordinary. Imagine a drug that makes your brain function in a fantastically efficient way, tapping in to your fundamental resources of intelligence limihless drive.

The structure is where the book fails. Imagine a drug that limirless your brain function with perfect efficiency, tapping into your most fundamental resources of intelligence and drive, releasing all the passive knowledge you’d ever accumulated.

So my worldview at the time was quite negative and bleak. The latter was set on a shelf above my desk, while the former was replaced into the brown envelope, along with the rest of the money, and hidden in my bedroom closet in a shoe-box. Dublin-based Glynn, who lived in New York for four years, gets the frenzied pace of the city just right. He barely even touches on the many interesting limitlesd, mental and lgynn matters that are brought up by the use of this drug.