Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Generation by William Knight
My rating: 4 and 1/2 of 5 Stars

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Book Blurb:
Journalist Hendrix 'Aitch' Harrison links bodies stolen from a renowned forensic research enclosure to an influential drug company specialising in genetic modification.

Assisted by Sarah Wallace, a determined and beguiling forensic entomologist, he delves into a grisly world of clinical trials and a viral treatment beyond imagination.

But Aitch must battle more than his fear of technology to expose the macabre fate of the drugged bodies donated to scientific research.

My review:

COULD ZOMBIES BE REAL? 

The word zombie is never used in this book to describe what is happening, but it sure sounds like zombies to me. The walking dead? What else could they be?

A few days ago I posted an awesome interview with William Knight where he graciously answered questions for me related to this novel. You can see the interview here
  
When I was asked to read this novel, I was given an except which made me squirm, but also made me need to read more! According to the author, Generation is not an out-and-out horror zombie fest, but rather crime with a horror garnish. Sounds good, right?

I think that is a fairly accurate description of this novel. Bodies are disappearing from a University etymological field study enclosure. Who would want to steal decomposing dead bodies? Why?

This is an action packed, conspiracy-theory type story of genetic modification experiments designed to regenerate diseased or worn-out organs that have gone wrong in a big way! 

Hendrix Harrison is a free-lance journalist who specializes in debunking stories regarding crypto-zoology. When his story on the beast of Dartmoor fizzles out, he stumbles onto the story of his lifetime.  Grisly and gory, you DON'T want to be eating when you read this book.

It is shocking and gripping. There is even a very small romantic sub-plot for those of you who like a little romance along with your horror. 

You will be repulsed, chilled, and maybe even nauseated, yet unable to stop reading this captivating debut thriller by William Knight!

About the author:
William Knight is a British born journalist and technologist currently living and working in Wellington, New Zealand. He’s chased a varying career starting in acting, progressing to music, enjoyed a brief flirtation with handbag manufacturing and was eventually wired into technology where he’s been since 1989. In 2003 he published his first feature in Computing magazine and has since written about the many successes and failings of high-tech for the Guardian, Financial Times and the BBC among many others publications. He continues to maintain a lively IT consultancy. Connect with William on his website, blog, Facebook, Twitter or GoodReads.  


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8 comments:

  1. "This is an action packed, conspiracy-theory type story of genetic modification experiments designed to regenerate diseased or worn-out organs that have gone wrong in a big way!"

    It really is!!! Good review. :)

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  2. Great review, AB! I think you have a talent for blurbing. I saw at least three awesome mini snippets in there ;-)

    When you have a moment would you kindly cross-post to Amazon and GoodReads? Thank you so much for being an enthusiastic member of this tour.

    Yay!
    Emlyn

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  3. Thank you Kriss, Lei and Emlyn. And Emlyn I will do that too. :)

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  4. Wow! This is a well written short review. I always end up writing very long reviews, need to learn to write these types of short reviews which actually cover what needs to be said.

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    1. Thank you Ritesh! I always try to keep my reviews short and sweet, because if I made them any longer I'm afraid I will give away way too much of the story. Who will want to read the book if I've spoiled it for them? But I love to discuss books after both parties have read them!

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  5. Yeah, as Ritesh said, I need to learn that too..your review is to the point. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Vidya! I'm glowing in your praise.

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