Shop

Ratings & Reviews

Log in to review this item
2 People Reviewed This Product
  • By Tami Brady
    Dec 1, 2006
    "The Pygmalion Effect" Simplistic cover graphics achieve a less is more effect. Written in first person, the tale has a personalized touch that is easy to identify with. 2104 CE finds Corbin, an unfortunate, in a monastery. His fate is worse than that of a slave, for, like the rest of his kind, he lacks the pale blue eye color of the genetically enhanced beings. Corbin belongs to the world of the lessers, one that persuades cold-blooded acts of depravation performed against them from the very top of the Enlightened chain, a malevolence that is shared by the very priesthood that is meant to shelter and protect the unfortunates. Fascinatingly named chapters from Maxim to Conformity to Reminiscence to Entitlement- each open with a moving little anecdote or poem, as the story shifts between past and present, casting glimpses of The Brick Ladder and The Badlands. Modest use of technology enables the escape of Corbin and his mates from the monastery of their enslavement, away... More > from degradation and possible murder in the manner of pitiless annihilation of their parents before them. With sunglasses to hide the wildness in their eyes, the lack of enlightenment in them, the boys flee to the outskirts of the Inner City to the Dark Asylum, where they easily integrate and inch to positions of leadership. Empowered, the rebels are able to infiltrate houses of Catholic Dogma, converting more unfortunates to their cause. They find their way to Brittany Peninsula, where they encounter Jacque, the nemesis, inventor of the Genetic issue. Jeremy Blanchette has, in The Pygmalion Effect, come up with a curious concept that reinforces the dangers of Puritanism, how the very instruments of justice can be the perpetrators of atrocities of a magnanimous scale. With the Galatean Effect, the Enlightened believe in their privileged status, and make their own destiny. Conflict, conflict- can Corbin and his people save their world before masterminds of the Unfortunates Question execute the final solution? An entertaining read that paves way for this new author.< Less
  • By Jack Bean
    Nov 11, 2006
    "good read" As a first attempt at a novel, this is actually quite good. The characters are involved and unique. Not many novels can claim that they actually hold your attention outside of home. This novel kept my attention all the way through the end to where i was ignoring everything else around me and just wanted to know WHAT HAPPENS!!!! This is an excellent read for any scifi reader.
Refreshing...
There are no reviews for previous versions of this product
Refreshing...

Product Details

ISBN
9781847283351
Publisher
Jeremy Blanchette
Published
February 16, 2007
Language
English
Pages
388
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.42 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
Report This Content to Lulu >

Moderation of Questionable Content

Thank you for your interest in helping us moderate questionable content on Lulu. If you need assistance with an order or the publishing process, please contact our support team directly.

How does this content violate the Lulu Membership Agreement?