The Curiosity

The Curiosity

Book - 2013
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A man, frozen in the Arctic ice for more than a century, awakens in the present day and finds the greatest discovery is love.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2013
Edition: 1st Canadian ed. --
ISBN: 9781443416306
1443416304
Branch Call Number: FIC Kiern 3564
Characteristics: 434 p

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ontherideau Aug 03, 2016

Stephen P. Kiernan has written a thoughtful yarn about a scientific exploration that yields an unexpected discovery. It is fiction of course but the ethical concerns that are raised are pertinent . Life, love and humanity.
Any heart surgeons out there? Will a heart that is being transplanted really start beating on it's own once in the new chest?

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mbssmith
Nov 20, 2014

This was one of the best books I've read in a long time. It was really too bad they didn't cure Jeremiah, though.

Loretta10701 Oct 26, 2014

recommendation from NPR

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marcpassen
Feb 09, 2014

thoroughly enjoyed the book and like others have said, it was a real page turner!

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BlueHippo
Jan 01, 2014

Really good read. I liked the different characters writing the chapters from their own perspectives-nice touch.

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beachcat2
Jul 29, 2013

I agree with Jane MM - I also couldn't put it down & read it in 2 days. There is a lot to ponder - science,morality, ethics, politics, the media. It is the author's first novel; hopefully he writes more. It seemed very real for fiction - even references to the Boston marathon bombings. A very interesting read.

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JaneMM
Jul 29, 2013

Fascinating and compelling story, a real page turner. Lots of ethical and moral questions - a snapshot on today's society as seen through the eyes of someone born more than a hundred years ago. Also a modern day story located in Boston, Mass. with its share of romance, politics, egotism and good ol' fashioned manners. I read this in two days, couldn't put it down.. Hope there might be a sequel,, as a few unanswered questions. Recommended to anyone who enjoys fictions with lots of interesting historical, social and ethical content. Plus a wonderful story!

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sickgirl
Jul 25, 2013

I believe this was originally called Encino Man.

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Sonjahv Jul 27, 2014

"You've stirred I your bed, watched the clock grip away a tedious hour, mashed your pillows and tugged your sheets, and still your mind can't stop a cycle of thought that spirals only to the end of this project, straight to ruin." -Contamination.

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