Rob’s latest. I’ve read most of them.
He says this might be his last. These days he’s more interested in screenplays for TV and film.
As he’s a friend of my brother’s, I drove with Rob to his Calgary book tour stop, a reading at Pages on Kensington.
This might be the first book reading I’ve ever attended.
The session was good. Short. Rob is a likeable and entertaining speaker.
His tour is the biggest put on by Penguin Canada in 2016. They were keen on it as his last book – Red Planet Blues – was his biggest seller, so far.
I won’t bother relating the plot of the book. But here are some of the themes and talking points:
• There are many more psychopaths in our society than we realize. (Not many are as obvious as Donald Trump.)
The lead character in the book discovers a simple test which instantly reveals who is a psychopath. Who is not.
• The GOAL is to change psychopaths into less dangerous human beings.
The book is blatantly Canadian: Winnipeg, Calgary, Saskatoon. Rob says he’s never been pressured to set his stories in the USA.
Set in 2020, Nenshi (NDP) becomes Prime Minister over Trudeau (LIB) during the timeline of the book. 🙂
related – Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us – Dr. Robert D. Hare (Author)