Trispero Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00VU857CW
- Publisher : RaiseExpectations; first edition (April 7, 2015)
- Publication date : April 7, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 883 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 349 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1508477825
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,043,863 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Setting all that aside, the plot doesn't really work and the execution is frequently uneven. The evil big pharma angle is stretched to the breaking point and the book dedicates too much time to a cross-country chase that never really means anything. Roy's research, the cornerstone of the story, is rushed over and hardly described. If you think everything will be explained by the end of the story, you're going to be sorely disappointed. It's never clear how we get from the present-day to the future where Roy's story was being told (or how the narrator knows the thoughts and actions of the main characters).
As a raw story this has potential. But this version just isn't that good.
Narrative is ok
Dialogue is clunky
Plot- about what you would expect for a research project run-amuk tale
Pacing - awkward due to the style
All in all, a decent tale if you're stuck in airport someplace
An exciting thriller, I especially liked the Seattle locale for much of the story. Having lived in the area for 40 years I was familiar with many spots which made it more enjoyable.
A friend of ours who was a very high-ranking officer in the US Army had a son who had Down's syndrome. He told us once that he believed that his son was more intelligent than he was, and if he had a way to look inside his son's mind he would learn a lot. Trispero is the novel that if he were still alive I would give to him at once. It looks at Down's syndrome in a way no other author has ever done. if you read this book you will understand far more about why parents of such a child usually cherish the child. This book is from more than 200 years in the future, looking back at our time when people didn't know what they know now.
I think this is a book for everyone, especially those who shy away from people with obvious mental defects.
Oh, by the way. Our friend had a Ph.D. in military history and was well known for his tactics. Several weeks before his death, his son, frustrated by his mother's refusal to let him take a long walk in the neighborhood alone, lured his mother into the garden shed and then stepped out and locked the door. After his walk, he went and released his mother, who had steam coming out her ears. But I was mainly impressed that this young man, supposedly mentally retarded, took after his brilliant father in creating tactics that worked. Take this anecdote with you as you begin to read Trispero.