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Ancient Enemy

by Robert Westbrook

The murder of an archaeologist fuels an heated war between natives and those excavating their land. When the coroner confirms that the victim was cannibalized, the story takes a twisted turn.

The Final Cut

by Robert Westbrook

"THE CUTTERS' CODE 1. IT IS FORBIDDEN FOR A CUTTER TO HAVE A ZOE IMPLANT. 2. IT IS FORBIDDEN FOR A CUTTER TO SELL OR GIVE AWAY ZOE FOOTAGE TO OUTSIDE PARTIES. 3. IT IS FORBIDDEN TO MIX FOOTAGE' FROM TWO DIFFERENT ZOE IMPLANTS OR TO CREATE NEW FOOTAGE WITH THE AID OF COMPUTERS." Alan Hackman is a "cutter" who must follow this code. Zoe implants are placed in the brains of fetuses in the womb and record their memories from birth to death. Cutters shape these recordings into appropriate films to use at "rememories" which have taken the place of memorial services. Of course, all unpleasant or embarrassing memories are to be erased. But it is important that a cutter not have a Zoe implant for obvious reasons. People with implants should be informed of this when they reach adulthood, but sometimes there's a slip.... This book, adapted from the movie starring Robin Williams, discusses the many decisions and uncertainties in Alan's life. While sorting through the memories of strangers, he is plagued by his own clouded memory from his boyhood, a guilty secret that haunts him. Then, while cutting the recording of a wealthy, powerful, and corrupt man, he sees a face from his own past and becomes obsessed with finding the answer that will set him free at last. This novel is fun to read and, if you have watched the film without the aid of a narrator, it clears up some questions. It also is a good jumping-off point for some interesting ethical discussion. Would you want your memories to be recorded and seen by others? How would knowing this was happening affect the way you lived your life? Is it better to remember someone through his own memories or through yours? Enjoy.

The Rehabilitation of Speech

by Robert Westbrook Merle Ansberry Anna Carr

A textbook of diagnostic and corrective procedures based upon a critical study of speech disorders.

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