Chromosome 6

Chromosome 6
Robin Cook
Thriller
1 Star
DTB, 457 Pages

a naive scientist messes about with genes and monkeys to produce “doubles” for rich people so they have perfect match organs when needed. But that is almost the sidestory. The other part of the story is about some morgue doctor/detectives finding out all about it because of a high profile death. Things go along at an ok clip, then right at the end everything wraps up in the snap of the fingers. Boom, problems all solved, yada yada yada. Completely unimpressed and ruined any positives I had about the book.

The story was ok, nothing great, but the end wrapped up so fast that I felt like I had whiplash. A poorly executed ending ruined completely for me.

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.