Mutation

Mutation
Robin Cook
Thriller
2 Stars
DTB, 367

A throw away read. I read this back in either junior high or highschool and thought it was wicked cool.
Now, it is blase. Pedestrian writing, caricaturization[if that is even a word] that wasn’t intended to be caricaturization, and a totally shallow plot make this a complete throw away read. Still enjoyed it, just not nearly as much.

a scientist mucks about with genes and his son turns out to be a super genius, with no conscience. Son and father die and the mother is left to destroy the final baby that was a dry run experiment. I read this back in highschool and thought it was wicked cool. Now, it seems almost blase. The whole premise that super intelligence squeezes out emotions just rings false in my ears. A throw away read, but I do want to read at least 1 more of Cook’s books before I say anything about the author overall.

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