The Philosopher's Apprentice

The Philosopher's Apprentice

A Novel

eBook - 2008
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A brilliant philosopher with a talent for self-destruction, Mason Ambrose has torpedoed a promising academic career and now faces a dead-end future. Before joining the ranks of the unemployed, however, he's approached by a representative of billionaire geneticist Dr. Edwina Sabacthani, who makes him an offer no starving ethicist could refuse. Born and bred on Isla de Sangre, a private island off the Florida coast, Edwina's beautiful and intelligent adolescent daughter, Londa, has recently survived a freak accident that destroyed both her memory and her sense of right and wrong. Londa's soul, in short, is an empty vessel--and it will be Mason's job to fill it ...
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2008.
ISBN: 9780061627590
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Summary: A brilliant philosopher with a talent for self-destruction, Mason Ambrose has torpedoed a promising academic career and now faces a dead-end future. Before joining the ranks of the unemployed, however, he's approached by a representative of billionaire geneticist Dr. Edwina Sabacthani, who makes him an offer no starving ethicist could refuse. Born and bred on Isla de Sangre, a private island off the Florida coast, Edwina's beautiful and intelligent adolescent daughter, Londa, has recently survived a freak accident that destroyed both her memory and her sense of right and wrong. Londa's soul, in short, is an empty vessel--and it will be Mason's job to fill it ...

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May 31, 2011

Morrow continues to write rather glib, anti-religious satires populated mostly by strawmen.

However, the protagonist is quite well-written; it's a pity his opponents are not.

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