On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it...
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If you like medical/tech thrillers, this is for you. It never lets up. And just the right length.
Will be downloading all of the other Crichton/Lange books in months to come.
Well worth it.
"All of his favorite themes were already in place"
Well, it is if you want to read it on the go. But all of Crichton's books, including these John Lange ones, are page-turners in print. So I wouldn't say better. But the narration is good.
I would certainly recommend it to Crichton fans. While it's definitely not the best of his John Lange novels, it's quite remarkable how steadfastly his later obsessions were already in place in 1969. You've got the rise of scientific corporations at the expense of science itself and ethics, the transfer of major research from Academic institutions to the private sector, scientists playing God for the sake of corporate greed, and even the use of resort/theme parks as the beneficiary of this science out of control. It's a fun little conspiracy thriller in its own right (albeit with an unsatisfying ending), but of most interest as a sort of blueprint for ideas the author would revisit again and again--especially in Jurassic Park.
Lane is a good narrator and successfully creates different voices for different characters. He made some characters, like the artist who runs an all-night boat party, more memorable than they would have been on the page alone.
Sure. And it's short enough that you actually could.
"Not my favorite oh his early works"
Had to work to stay with it. Twists and turns but lacked his usual excitement.
"Not as good as the other Lange novels."
Not as good as the other Lange novels. I would choose one of the others over this book, probably the least complete story of the Lange series.
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