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- Print Length: 226 pages
- Publication Date: August 15, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01344B7YQ
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The book opens with a scene I would have considered to be wildly improbable if I hadn't been on enough autism forums to find out there are bullies out there who act exactly as the characters in this book behaved. And when a character came down with a disease that is fairly easily managed, I was surprised to see it talked about as if it were fatal. Ah, but it's a variant of chronic leukemia that is lethal. Okay.
I found the logistics of the premise improbable (the cost of tracking down and managing seven billion people on this planet far outstrip the ability of anybody or any country or any coalition to accomplish) but I've seen far wilder premises that were easily accepted. The premise did make sense for a first-world country with wide-spread medical capacity (and it's possible that is all the author intended for the story to be about.)
So I had niggles here and there that made this a three star for me. But I also need to say this about the book. The best thing about this book was that this reader honestly had no idea what was going to happen next. After decades of reading science fiction, I've grown a bit jaded about obvious plot points, so that was refreshing. I'm looking forward to following the career of this writer and have already purchased another book by her.
The lack of a “Christian” message is not why I gave the book three stars instead of four. I wasn't expecting one, and wouldn't require the book to be something I already knew it wasn't. Implant is a two-way time travel story, and in such stories, some logical issues are unavoidable. (What if you kill your ancestors, or your descendants kill you?) What I felt could have been avoided was a pretty plain violation of the cosmic truth revealed in Hebrews 9:27. If you don't want a hint at a spoiler, don't look up that Scripture until you've read the book. But if you read one in light of the other, I don't see how the contradiction can be explained away.
I actually stayed up quite late to finish this book, making me realize why Sarah Holman calls Pennington “The Sleep Stealer.” Three stars or no, I am not sorry I read Implant, and one day I will probably read it again.
Implant is unlike Grace's other books. Gordon Harding has just found out he has cancer, and has been given three months to live. Suddenly everything he's ever had planned seems pointless, that is until a future is offered him in form of an implant. An implant which could cure his cancer and save his life. Gordon is more than ready to accept, that is until he is pulled into the future and sees the side effects of this life saving implant. Only one person can save the future world, and Gordon doesn't think he's ready for that battle.
I don't know where to begin my review for this book. I loved everything in it. Gordon wasn't really the hero type until the end, but I liked the chance to see a hero struggle with the fact he had to be the hero and felt he was far from ready. Gordon is very insecure about himself and needs several pushes in the right direction.
I loved so many of the other characters. Even Tanner even if he was barely in it. Then of course Doc and Neil. Doc and Neil are amazing even if all they do is bicker. Non stop. About everything. Sometimes just for the sake of bickering. They reminded me a little of Spock and McCoy. Doc, like Spock, was the logical one who did what had to be done and didn't let his emotions get in the way. Neil was nothing but emotions and not afraid to show it. (I'm beginning to wonder if Grace is a Star Trek fan or if I am picking up Star Trek references from her books simply because I'm the fan.)
The ending of the book floored me. I had so many speculations about the traitor, about Doc's identity, about the Head's identity, and I was wrong on every account but I have never had so much fun being wrong before.
This book has a lot more blood shed then Grace's other books. Everyone seemed to be dying left and right - but the ending fixed it all for me. The ending....I would rererererereread this book over and over for the ending. I loved that ending.
I am pleased to say Grace has again written another amazing book and has me again waiting on the edge of my seat for more of her stories. She can't write fast enough to please me.
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