The Mind Benders

The Mind Benders

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'A fine fusion of science and imagination, this novel belongs on the same shelf as the books of William Golding and George Orwell's 1984.' - Washington Post '[E]xciting . . . provides more than a few frissons and a story of considerable sophistication and fascination.' - Kirkus Reviews 'Kennaway's treatment of this nightmare and his horrifying suggestions for bending minds makes this a first-rate thriller.' - Times Literary Supplement Why did Professor Sharpey, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, commit suicide by throwing himself from a fast-moving train? And why were briefcases stuffed with cash found beside his shattered corpse? Major Hall of British Intelligence suspects Sharpey was a traitor selling secrets to the Communists. But Sharpey's colleague, Dr Harry Longman, believes his friend's strange behaviour is connected with his groundbreaking experiments using an isolation tank to test the effects of sensory deprivation. There's only one way for Longman to discover what really happened to Sharpey and clear his friend's name: he must subject himself to the same frightening experiments. But the terror he undergoes in the isolation tank is nothing compared to the horror that will follow: for what emerges from the lab is no longer Longman, but something else entirely . . . A chilling and gripping story of espionage and mind control, James Kennaway's third novel, The Mind Benders (1963), was a critical success and the basis for a cult classic film version starring Dirk Bogarde. This edition, the first in decades, features a new introduction by Paul Gallagher.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 9mm | 181g
  • English
  • 1941147275
  • 9781941147276
  • 2,621,719

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