- File Size: 806 KB
- Print Length: 301 pages
- Publisher: Barbara Kyle (October 8, 2011)
- Publication Date: October 8, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005U4X0HG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,420,885 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Experiment Kindle Edition
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
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One German doctor, Schiller, is experimenting with genetic manipulation that will allow the intelligence and experiences of aa mother to be transferred to her baby during pregnancy. So the child will know everything the mother knew at the time of the child's birth. If this carries on for generations there is no telling the intelligence that a child would have.
But as the Americans close in on the camp the doctor is having second thoughts about the women and their children living to tell about what the Germans were doing. So he attempts to eliminate all the patients. But he is unsuccessful in doing so. But he does escape the clutches of the Americans and makes it his life long work to eliminate the details of his work. The twist, he takes on the identity of a Jewish prisoner to escape being captured.
Now, fast forward to the 1970's and we pick up the story. Alana Marks, a gypsy, has had a terrible upbringing because of the bad dreams that she has at night. What she doesn't know is that the dreams are actually the memories of her mother who died in the prison camp. Instead she thinks she is a bit crazy.
The story is that Dr. Schiller finds her and is trying to eliminate her, but through a strange twist she is falling in love with the doctors son, who has no idea who his father really is and what he has done in the past.
The story weaves through the lives of Gypsy's, Jews, Germans and modern day Nazi's as they all struggle to live in America during some troublesome times.
The story moves very quickly, has good history, good medical drama, good police drama and just enough romance to keep everyone happy.
The characters come to life through truly amazing writing. The story is frightening in that it could have really happened. And all along you want the truth to win and the good to triumph, but it doesn't appear that this will be the case. The wrong hero dies, the right evil monster does die, but will the guy get the girl in the end and live happily ever after?
Barbara doesn't play favorites. She leaves you frustrated, happy, sad but excited. Your emotions will take a great ride on the roller coaster of life as you go through this story.
This is a great summer read. Enjoy!
In "The Experiment", readers will follow along with Alana Marks, a young stunt woman with a complicated family and genetic history, due to the medical experimentation conducted on her mother by Nazis in a World War II concentration camp. As with other Barbara Kyle novels, the research is detailed, and the reader comes away not only with an entertaining read and new knowledge but personal introspection as well.
For readers who enjoy well-plotted thrillers with sharp characters, I highly recommend "The Experiment." I also encourage you to check out "Entrapped", Ms. Kyle's most recent novel. You won't be disappointed.