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  • Published: New York : William Morrow, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Description: 434 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780062221063
  • 006222106X

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The curiosity

by Kiernan, Stephen P.

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Call number: Fiction

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"Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. As a scientist in a groundbreaking project run by the egocentric and paranoid Erastus Carthage, Kate has brought small creatures-plankton, krill, shrimp-'back to life.' Never have the team's methods been attempted on a large life form. Heedless of the consequences, Carthage orders that the frozen man be brought back to the lab in Boston, and reanimated. As the man begins to regain his memories, the team learns that he was-is-a judge, Jeremiah Rice, and the last thing he remembers is falling overboard into the Arctic Ocean in 1906. When news of the Lazarus Project and Jeremiah Rice breaks, it ignites a media firestorm and massive protests by religious fundamentalists. Thrown together by circumstances beyond their control, Kate and Jeremiah grow closer. But the clock is ticking and Jeremiah's new life is slipping away. With Carthage planning to exploit Jeremiah while he can, Kate must decide how far she is willing to go to protect the man she has come to love. A gripping, poignant, and thoroughly original thriller, Stephen Kiernan's provocative debut novel raises disturbing questions about the very nature of life and humanity-man as a scientific subject, as a tabloid plaything, as a living being: A curiosity" -- from publisher's web site.

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Above average beach read

Very well done. Kept me absorbed for the entirety of a long plane ride. For once the multiple perspectives worked to the book's advantage. I liked how it allowed for more complex character portraits. Jeremiah's fuddy-duddy grandpa act was a mite too thick (one character accurately calls him a "scold") but I understand why he needed to be written that way.

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