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- Print Length: 236 pages
- Publication Date: August 6, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01JWEQNIM
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,086,542 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Ego Cluster: They discovered the genes that define us all... Kindle Edition
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So after all this time and work, of course, it's always sold out to the highest bidder. That is the way of the world. Ethan really isn't happy about this, no one wants to be pulled of their main project and shoved onto another one. In a classic "mad scientist" move, Ethan tests his work on himself. He has a huge ego, so this should be very, very interesting. What about Amelia? How is this going to effect her? She is Ethan's research partner.
And you really think the powers that be will let this slide by without punishment or greed coming into play. Nope, no way! Now things are really fast paced, plausible, and disturbing.
The settings were nice, but I think the terms can be confusing. Lines that are ego get all blurred with things that are actually narcissus and other major issues. Over all it was an interesting read. The first, oh, about 1/4 was all the medical and science background setup which can move very slowly if your not into that sort of thing. I tend to be interested, so it wasn't too bad for me.
I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
Robert Cole has developed likeable main characters who fight hard for their cause, and equally bad guys who stop at nothing to prevent it. If you liked The Firm you’ll love The Ego Cluster.
31389312Bad guys never give up do they? This novel offers a satisfying plot with twists that I certainly didn’t see coming. Bam! Nothing like having sociopaths on the loose. Even if some successful scientists are likely also sociopaths. The ultimate question is whether removing those genes will be sustainable and what might happen next.
Some people have tagged this as science fiction, but it’s really not the case. It’s more future fiction or an apocalyptical future. The things that are happening in this novel? It’s happening now, albeit not in such a structured or successful way. But gene editing will get there, and it’s not unlikely that we will discover genes that are responsible for how humans interact with each other (although it will probably be more than 6).
I had a definite advantage having a science background. There’s a lot of jargon here for you to absorb, but it is absolutely worthwhile. If you enjoyed Sapient for the science, you will love this novel. If you enjoyed Ken Kroes novels for their environmental awareness, this novel is going to be for you as well.
Let me say that I was divided between giving this novel 4 or 5 stars. Some of the text didn’t flow smoothly for me in the beginning, and some of the interactions were messy. This problem was probably heightened for me by the fact that I was reading a (free) ebook, never my first choice. Let me say now that I would buy a paperback version of this novel, so I’m thinking I’d better go with 5 stars.
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First let me say that I do recommend this book. Now let me say that the first 25% or so is very technical with a lot of medical jargon that...Read more
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