Limitless

A Novel

Alan Glynn

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM RELATIVITY MEDIA

A burnout at thirty-five, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola could use a shot in the arm. One day he randomly runs into Vernon, his ex-wife’s brother, and his ex-dealer. Now employed by a shadowy pharmaceutical company, Vernon has something that might help: a new designer drug that stimulates brain function. One pill and Eddie is hooked. His book is finished within days; he learns and synthesizes information at a frightening rate; and he can go a long time without sleep or food. Naturally, he begins to play the stock market. But when Vernon turns up dead, Eddie makes off with the only stash of the drug in existence. Then come the side effects: black-outs, blinding headaches, and violent outbursts he can’t seem to remember. 

Alan Glynn’s Limitless is a high-concept thriller for this Adderall age, and a haunting meditation on the allure and the curse of human potential. 

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Limitless
PART ONE[ 1 ]IT'S GETTING LATE.I don't have too sharp a sense of time any more, but I know it must be after eleven, and maybe even getting on for midnight. I'm reluctant to look at my watch, though - because that will only remind me of how little time I have left.In any case, it's getting late.And it's quiet. Apart from the ice-machine humming outside my door and the occasional car passing by on the highway, I can't actually hear a thing -- no traffic, or sirens, or music, or local people talking, or animals making weird nightcalls to each other, if that's what animals do.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alan Glynn's thriller novel Limitless, now a major motion picture starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro. A burnout at thirty-five, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola could use a shot in the arm. One day he randomly runs into Vernon, his ex-wife's brother, and his ex-dealer.

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“Alan Glynn has created enough twists and thrills to keep readers up late—even without resorting to illegal and dangerous substances.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A compulsive chemical thriller.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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Alan Glynn

ALAN GLYNN is a graduate of Trinity College. His first novel, The Dark Fields, was released in March 2011 as the movie Limitless by Relativity Media. He is also the author of Winterland.

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Limitless
A Novel
Alan Glynn

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Picador
March 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429973632
ISBN10: 1429973633
352 pages
$9.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427212108
ISBN10: 1427212104
Audio Run Time: 11:50
$22.99

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Trade Paperback
Picador
March 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312428877
ISBN10: 0312428871
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$15.00
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