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Product Details

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Red Books (June 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615505228
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615505220
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,252,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mr. Andrade is a master of character development and suspense.
esmith
Mr. Andrade mixes dark humor with even darker psychological paranoia so well, the outcome may leave readers wonder how the author maintains his sanity!
Jenna
I read the book in two or three sittings, and was sorry when it was ending.
Ben Wetmore

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By William S. Gilles on July 18, 2011
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed Andrade's novel. Part of that stems from my own experience on campus years ago and reading about Andrade's crew was fantastic. He nailed the interactions between the over-zealous activists on all sides, college administrators and the other 'authorities'. Andrade did a great job capturing the quirky and eccentric characters that we all knew in college, and reproduced a number of those "it's 3 AM and we are trying to solve the world's problems" discussions.

What was great about this book, is that the protagonists were so well written, I couldn't help but day dream about how my group of friends in college would handle an encounter with 'The Educator' - an absolutely vicious predator along the lines of Hannibal Lecter (sans the cannibalism). The position and authority of 'The Educator', not to mention his innate intelligence, careful planning, and meticulous reputation - made for a truly evil character who could navigate society while fulfilling his blood lust.

A great villian, unique setting and characters, and a great read. I highly recommend.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Mantova on July 30, 2011
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I really enjoyed this book; great thriller with an all-too-real feel.

Of course, Andrade himself was trained in the same methods as President Obama, a point that clearly resonates as the reader learns about the secret, murky world of conservative activism on college campuses. This book should not only be required reading for conservative activists, it should provide a checklist of what the successful activist should accomplish in their collegiate career.

Two things need to happen:

1. Here's hoping Andrade gets it made into a film!

2. "The Educator" should become required reading for any college political science course. I would suggest Andrade approach the colleges with this proposal.

3. I would like to see a sequel to this story, in which we get to see into the world of how leftists organize on college campi. Considering how the story ends, I think a sequel could be in the works.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ben Wetmore on July 14, 2011
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This book was great for many reasons, not the least of which was that I knew people like the main characters in college. The Educator covers such new ground by showing the life and times of modern campus radicals: the conservatives. It also puts the serial killer genre in a new format by giving the antagonist a position of authority over an entire village of victims. It's contrarian and anti-authoritarian while espousing traditional values, a masterpiece of philosophical tension coupled with creative characters, great scenes and good dialogue that makes it move fast. I read the book in two or three sittings, and was sorry when it was ending. Certain parts where I thought I knew where Andrade was going, he gave such good twists and turns that it made it that much more enjoyable. The Educator is a fun read about a topic that rarely gets written about or mentioned, but is in the backdrop of our current political climate: the development of modern professional political conservatives on campuses and the changing, entrenched liberal ethic in college.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dan on July 18, 2011
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I read and enjoyed The Educator, Mr. Andrade's gripping tale of political activism on a college campus, where as they say, a college president can get away with murder. The book balances well between humorous exploits of campus activism that turn the traditional mindset of rebellion on its head, and a disturbing series of killings so well written as to question Mr. Andrade's own mental health.

While many tend to associate rebellion from authority with the liberalism of the 1960's, some may be surprised to find out that the anti-establishment on campus today belongs almost exclusively to conservatives. As you saw in the 60's a degree of anarchic personalities drawn to the progressive movement, the Educator shows conservatism on college campus can at times been just as fond of sowing chaos and creating difficulty for the administration as it can be been supporting candidates or political parties.

In The Educator, the liberal and arrogant college administrator, acting without any true accountability, is personified by the President of the University of Minnesota. I really enjoyed how the book takes you into the mind of a serial killer unlike any we know of, in a position of power and prestige that grants him access to an unlimited amount of victims. Some of the scenes are graphic and disturbing, but Andrade handles them so adeptly that I suspect he either has a background in psychology or perhaps should see somebody who does.

Either way, I very much recommend The Educator.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jenna on July 24, 2011
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Mr. Andrade's new book, set on a university campus in in today's world, is a plot-twisting thriller. The characters come alive as though I know them, (even if for a short time considering the murderous mind of the 'Educator'). The author does a nice job of weaving the murderous rampage of a twisted mind with the lives of college activists leading the charge against an overbearing, suffocating, politically-correct academic system. It's a window into the little known and often misunderstood conservative student movement. Mr. Andrade mixes dark humor with even darker psychological paranoia so well, the outcome may leave readers wonder how the author maintains his sanity!

Mr. Andrade crafts a compelling tale leaving one hoping for a sequel, although the bloody rage may call for a new cast of characters. I highly recommend The Educator. It's a solid read- graphic, dark, and fun; a controversy in the making.
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