By Aldous Huxley
A Hollywood millionaire with an apprehension of demise, whose own health practitioner occurs to be engaged on a concept of longevity-these are the weather of Aldous Huxley's caustic and enjoyable satire on man's wish to dwell indefinitely. along with his conventional wit and highbrow sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters of their quest for the everlasting, completing on a observe of horror. "This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and also you may well anticipate it to be significant, extravagant, loopy and preposterous. it's all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the type of novel that he's fairly the grasp of, the place the main amazing and fortuitous occasions are by means of contemplative little essays at the which means of life....The tale is outrageously good."—New York Times. "A hugely sensational plot that may preserve amazing you to virtually the ultimate sentence."—The New Yorker. "Mr. Huxley's based mockery, his merciless aptness of word, the revelations and the inventive surprises he springs at the reader are these of a grasp craftsman; Mr. Huxley is on the best of his form." —London Times Literary Supplement.
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He has since authored four suspense novels for adults. Ed and his wife, Carol, live in Hillsboro, Oregon. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.
Everyone prayed that the grief they felt over Matthew’s death would not be compounded by the loss of his mother, Margaret, or Chad’s friend Rob, both of whom were still in emergency surgery. “I feel awful about Matty, because I was mad at him,” Chad said at last, shaking his head slightly. ” “I know that hurts,” Doug consoled gently. “I blamed my little brother for something he didn’t do,” Chad lamented. “It wasn’t his fault. ” “We are so sorry you have to deal with those feelings, Chad,” Jenny said.
Rob would be in intensive care for several days. He was on life support and had a fifty/fifty chance for survival. Chad joined Doug and Jenny to pray with Rob’s parents. When the second doctor, a neurosurgeon, walked into the waiting room about twenty minutes later, Chad wanted to run away and hide. If he didn’t hear what the doctor said, he might be able to convince himself that his mom was fine, that this hospital nightmare was only about Matty and Rob. But Ben motioned Chad to his side on the sofa and draped a comforting arm around his shoulders.