This review by Kevin Miller was posted on Amazon under the heading The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
As one who has had the fortune/misfortune of reporting on the “science” behind prescription psychiatric drugs for 20+ years, I was thrilled to find MALCHARIST, the new novel by Paul John Scott. Mr. Scott’s writing is engrossing (I read this book in 24 hours), irritating (his facts are spot-on and often enraging), and irresistibly evocative (I admit to calling out “Yes!!!” several times in the first few chapters alone).
Granted, it shouldn’t take a “fictionalized” tale about Big Pharma’s sins to direct international attention to the heretical, commercialized science behind pharmaceuticals and Psychotropic drugs like methylphenidate, SSRI antidepressants and antipsychotics. But Mr. Scott weaves his story together so seamlessly that one will almost believe that this is a DOCUMENTARY—not a work of fiction.
Yet, as proven in the 2005 thriller, “The Constant Gardener,” Big Pharma’s big lies sometimes merit the drama of a Hollywood-like storyline. Paul John Scott has delivered this—in a deeply personal, impeccably researched novel — and he has done so in a way that millions will identify with.
While we’re all lost in the Covid-madness, let’s all honor the courageousness of Emergency healthcare workers who unconditionally put their lives on the line for strangers. These men and women are, of course, motivated by goodness. But make no mistake: while these heroes step into danger every day, Pharma truly only cares about profit. They get fined billions of dollars – pay the fine in cash – and move on to the next atrocity. This comes through loud and clear in this powerful book.
I’ve read thousands of studies and observations about “modern healthcare” over the years, but little of what I’ve read made the impact that Mr. Scott’s MALCHARIST did.
I tip my hat to him – and pray others read this truthful and shocking “novel.” I’m hoping for a Hollywood blockbuster too!