Story of A Sociopath

Story of A Sociopath

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"A spellbinding and provocative psychological portrait that shows just how far a man will go to win the most enduring and ruthless of games: the game of power. Raised in the upper echelons of elite New York society, Thomas Spencer has never wanted for much. But much is hardly enough for a man whose greatest satisfaction lies in shattering the happiness of others. Thomas, the black sheep of his family, harbors only resentment toward those closest to him for what they have more of: good looks, good cheer, good social graces. But what Thomas may lack in charm, he makes up for in cunning. And it is this that will serve him best when he trades in his glittering world of privilege for a chance to claw his way to the top--on his own terms, and at any cost. As Thomas achieves fame and success as an ad man, he becomes ever more deeply entrenched in an insidious underworld of media, politics, and women, and an astonishing picture emerges of a complex, destructive personality who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Shameless and electrifying, Story of a Sociopath illuminates the true nature of power through the mind of a master psychological manipulator"--
Publisher: New York : 2016. Vintage Books,
ISBN: 9781101973257
Branch Call Number: AF NAVA


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'I’m scum. Yes, I always have been. . . . I know what I did, and what I should have done.'

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Feb 10, 2017

Just started it but not sure I'm going to like/finish it.
Because, after all, it's written as 1st person perspective, less of a "cliffhanger" therefore than it'd be as 3rd perspective so you can discover for yourself, along with the title character what a wretch he really is. In other words, being told what he was from the onset takes the zing out of coming to that conclusion on your own.
P.S. Didn't finish it, didn't seem worth the effort when I didn't like the character/narrator in the first place.

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