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Human Source Code [Kindle Edition]

Luboš Bôrik
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Is the threat of pandemics smoke and mirrors?

Imagine you could uncover exactly what lurks within your DNA, revealing the code that shapes your mind and body and using that knowledge to change yourself. Potentially to change you to be immune to any diseases. Now imagine someone else making those changes instead with drugs  or retroviruses under the guise of health cure. Detective Klapman's journey eventually reveals the existence of a secret international organization that is intent on manipulating the very nature of what makes us human. Can our minds truly be controlled from the inside out? Will Klapman bring this organization to light in time to save the others?

This is a short novel based on a creepy story as recorded by detective Klapman.


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"If you like crime novels, or science fiction, this short and sweet novella makes a fun afternoon beach read. It's easy to read in one sitting, which is perfect for a plane trip or weekend away." Linnaea 
"If you love a good conspiracy theory, you will love this book." Toven L.
"Once I started this book, I was unable to put it down. This author presents a very well written, and intricately mapped out concept. The overlapping web of human psychology and murder mystery grabs ahold of the reader and doesn't let go until the conclusion. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fast paced, thought provoking reads."Wolfess Rose

About the Author

One afternoon I was listening to a real life story of a genetics engineer. I can´t remember exactly why in the evening the same day I started to write a fiction story, that later evolved into a short novel "Human Source Code".

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  • File Size: 741 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H9CQTSO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #989,466 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could be better March 17, 2014
Format:Paperback
Based on the summary of Human Source Code, I was really excited to read it. It sounded super exciting! But, the problem was that it didn't live up to my expectations. I found the whole story lackluster when compared to the amazing journey that the summary builds up the expectations for. Bôrik was a fairly good writer, but lacked some skill in the story-telling department. I feel that in order to make this book worth reading, he would have had to delve further into the story and unlock his (hopefully) hidden story-writing potential.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting topic, poorly conveyed March 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a quick, fairly interesting read. It can be, however, very difficult to follow. There are some grammatical issues and it definitely seems to be written by someone who is not a native English speaker. I also am not sure how much science background the author has, the premise is interesting but the "science" presented doesn't seem very sound. There were some interesting plot twists though and some thought provoking overarching themes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this book for the most part. The subject matter was interesting to me and had some great plot twists. It had the potential to be a great thriller, but fell flat in some parts. At certain points throughout the story, it was difficult to follow the dialogue because the character development was pretty weak. I liked how the book was pretty relevant and the author used references to current events/topics. Overall it was a fun, quick read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read September 13, 2014
By Adrijan
Format:Kindle Edition
Human Source Code is a rather short ‘noir’ style mystery thriller, set in contemporary times, closely resembling and borrowing from the works of Philip K. Dick (Minority Report), Ian Fleming (James Bond) and Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code) respectively.

The story begins in medias res, with the main protagonist (detective Mike Klapman) trying to uncover a murder mystery happened sometimes before the events depicted in the book. What’s interesting to note is the fact that Lubos uses a technique called ‘story within a story’ (now widely used) in order to circle the whole narrative arc from several perspectives. And while Klapman’s ‘unreliable narrating’ voice, constantly changing from first to third person perspective, is smartly executed, it can sometimes become hard to follow because of the many transitions between different characters’ storytelling. At several points in the novel, Klapman also breaks the ‘fourth wall’ by addressing his thoughts toward readers, thus increasing the unreliability with his many doubts about what’s really happening in the world he exists. Also, an abundance of retrospective storytelling elements can be found in the novel, leading to overusing of the same technique.

The premise of the novel is its strongest point, followed by the realization and integration of sci-fi elements into the plot. The DNA predetermination theme is what makes the book engaging until its very end (which is rather disappointing, giving the deus ex machina resolution of events). Furthermore, Lubos asks the hardest ethical question(s), today being still unanswered: “Is it acceptable to kill a human being?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read!!! September 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A friend recommended this book and it certainly didn't disappoint. The author has an interesting style of storytelling which reminds me of those "old school" mysteries, a constant tease of "before I get to that, first let me tell you this." I was hooked from the first page and I felt an instant connection to the main character, Klapman. He felt very real to me, very much unlike the traditional "cardboard" detectives I have read in the past. Klapman's struggle to balance his career and his family was evident from the beginning, and I liked the fact that the author explored Klapman's motivation for going into his chosen field. The author was able to make me feel his struggle and admire his weaknesses. I found all the characters very well drawn and enjoyed the way they were depicted and utilized in the story.

Additionally, it was evident from the very first page that the author is extremely knowledgeable about his subject matter, which was why I ultimately decided to read this book. I found the premise very intriguing and was impressed with the way he managed to not only utilize something as complicated as human genetics and decoding, but was able to communicate it in such a way that I learned something. I kept waiting for the big information dump, but thankfully it never came. A refreshing change.

I noticed other reviewers have commented about the length of the story, but that was not an issue for me. It was a fast paced, smart read with engaging characters, a very cool and interesting premise, a real thriller. There were a few linguistic issues which other reviewers have noted as well, but it did not detract from the story for me at all. I will definitely be putting this author on my auto-buy list.
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By Igor K.
Format:Kindle Edition
The author possesses a clear knowledge of a complex subject such as a human genome decoding and related research. Additionally, he managed to transform the raw facts into a genuine and thrilling story, making possible for everyone to grasp the complicated scientific analyses and procedures such as this type of research.

Not many similar works has the ability to convert the deep science into an easy-to-read novel which, ultimately, is constructed around the well composed thriller.

I must say that I enjoyed the reading and in a process have learned less known facts about the functioning of the human body.

The story itself successfully interconnects the inner struggle of the main character derived from his personal life and his passion and devotion as a professional.

Characters are well formed and one can “see the movie” while reading as the prerequisite of the well written novel. In addition, the choice of the locations and their descriptions further adds to the quality.

It is obvious that the author is someone very well acquainted with the subject while in the same time has the ability to lead the reader through the story and the events occurring in a specific array of locations.

The intensity of the dialogues and overall communications between the characters blends perfectly with the current situation and the place where the communication is happening.

Words and sentences are very well chosen and composed with a clear message paragraph after paragraph. It is interesting how author didn’t lose the focus throughout the entire course of events, making each paragraph counts.
From the perspective of the reader, it is important to get “hooked” by every sentence, and the author successfully managed to accomplish exactly that.

I expect and looking forward to new titles coming from this author.
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Published 2 months ago by Javier
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazinly Intriguing Story-line and an Interesting Read
In all honesty It took me a few pages to get into this story, because the area being covered is so new to me. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Zolina
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book
Very good read, it taught me alot about what we are made of and how things work inside of us. Looking for a short and inexpensive bood to read that can help you understand the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by jfast
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read
This was an absolutely fantastic book full of great information that i must say was very mind blowing and i really did not want this book to end! Read more
Published 3 months ago by G.Adam
5.0 out of 5 stars intriguing book!
i must sat that i purchased this book based on reviews and i am really happy that i read them! i think the book is great and i found it a really intriguing and interesting read! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Elaine Argent
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Quick Read
If you like crime novels, or science fiction, this short and sweet novella makes a fun afternoon beach read. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Linnaea
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Written
This book is well written, even if you don't subscribe to the ideals within, it definitely gives you something to think about. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Hollie Strack
3.0 out of 5 stars Great premise
I loved the premise to this book and read it based on the fact that it would get me thinking about so many things that I had never considered before. Our DNA determines our past. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kerry Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Human Source Code is a good read
Human Source Code was an interesting book to read. The plot of the book contains various twists which keeps the reader anxious to keep on reading. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Karen A. Gros
3.0 out of 5 stars The human species
`Human Source Code' has a basic interesting premise, but at points it becomes extreme and loses focus. Read more
Published 4 months ago by wogan
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I live with my wife, our two teenage kids, a dog, a rabbit and two cats in a family house in the heart of the Czech Republic near Prague.


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