The Curtain – A Novel

You are being targeted by businesses in way you likely didn’t even know. The shocking marketing methods are part of the storyline in a new novel by a Utah author that has readers talking.

Patrick Ord explains about the methods and the book, The Curtain.

Since being published in print and as an e-book just a couple of months ago (March 2013), almost 10 thousand copies of THE CURTAIN – A NOVEL have been either downloaded or purchased in print. And the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads have been outstanding (averaging in the 4+/5 range).

Readers as diverse as grandmothers to Chief Technology Officers have raved about THE CURTAIN in their reviews saying it is…

a must read for all! – Jo (March 24, 2013)

a book that actually makes you stretch your mind. – Revarie (March 30, 2013)

entertaining and enlightening – Joseph R. Maughan (May 9, 2013)

the scariest story I have ever read. – Shirley M. Vogel (May 10, 2013)

fascinating and thought provoking – John M. Zukoski (May 14, 2013)

almost too real to be fiction – Cejcala (May 21, 2013)

THE CURTAIN – A NOVEL is currently available in print at major online retailers (see: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Create Space) or on ebook on Kindle, Nook, or Kobo.

Have you met Henry Maddox? He knows you — not personally of course. But he does know everything about you. So much so that he can not only sell you anything, he can even alter your behavior to sell you things that you didn’t even know you wanted. How you ask? Welcome to the world of Big Data, Corporate Propaganda, and Market Fragmentation.

But when Henry is forced to face how his techniques affect real people, he realizes he has inadvertently given corporations the power to destroy society for their own ends.

The Curtain explores the effect that increasingly sophisticated data manipulation has on our communities, families, and daily lives. In an age of digital distractions, who remembers the transcendent morality that has made past civilizations prosper? When corporations have the technology and motive to pull people apart, what keeps us together?

Patrick Ord will also be selling and signing books at the KSL Family Book Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 11 AM to 7 PM.

To learn more, including articles related to information contained in THE CURTAIN, author musings, and release dates for other formats (THE CURTAIN will be available on audio on June 21, 2013!) please visit

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