K-Pax Omnibus: Omnibus Featuring Prot's Report

K-Pax Omnibus: Omnibus Featuring Prot's Report : Featuring Prot's Report

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When a man who claims to be from outer space is brought into the Manhattan Institute, the mental ward seems to be just the place for him. However, this patient is unlike anyone psychiatrist Dr. Gene Brewer has met before. Clever, inscrutable and utterly charismatic, Robert Porter calls himself 'prot' and has no traceable background - but he claims that he is an inhabitant of the planet K-PAX, a perfect world without wars, government or religion, and where every being co-exists in harmony. It's not long before the other patients are hanging on prot's every word. And even Dr Brewer starts to find himself convinced...This omnibus edition contains all three of the K-PAX novels, plus a bonus story, prot's report, and is as witty, quirky and enlightening as we have come to expect of Brewer's wonderful characters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 56mm | 539.77g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074756695X
  • 9780747566953
  • 236,553

Review quote

'K-PAX is a gloriously off-beat comedy that reads like a combination of Starman, Oliver Sacks and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' Esquire
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About Gene Brewer

Before becoming a novelist, Gene Brewer studied DNA replication and cell division at several major research stations. He is the author of K-PAX and ON A BEAM OF LIGHT, K-PAX II which along with K-PAX III complete the K-PAX trilogy. He lives in New York City.
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Rating details

1,239 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 39% (489)
4 38% (469)
3 18% (226)
2 3% (39)
1 1% (16)

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These books where originally brought to my attention by the film adaptation starring Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey. I found the film fascinating and the subject matter most intriguing. After prot (a visitor from the PLANET K-PAX?) arrives at the Manhattan Psychiatric Institute, Dr Brewer sets about unraveling the mystery of the man in the dark glasses. Time for the good doctor is short as prot (rhymes with goat) claims he will be "returning" to K-PAX in a short while. The books main antagonist, prot, acts as a highly charismatic commentator on human life on EARTH, highlighting the pitfalls and possibilities of our race. The trilogy is so fantastically well written that it will keep you guessing right up to the last page. Surprisingly moving, funny, witty and bizarrely enough... educational. I cannot recommend this series enough!!!show more
by Matt Hollard
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