Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lucy by Laurence Gonzales (Book Review)

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Lucy by Laurence Gonzales. Non-series. Knopf Hardcover, July 2010.

Lucy, a novel by Laurence Gonzales, grapples with one of the most awe-inspiring proposals of biotechnology –- a human breeding with an ape. Lucy seems to onlookers to be just like any other teenage girl. She’s smart, attractive, and likes to hang with her girlfriend. But, she’s also alarmingly strong and has an uncanny understanding of the natural world. Undoubtedly, there are shocking implications of such a genetic marvel, and Gonzales demonstrates the intriguing, the shocking, and sad truths that lie behind such experimental breeding.

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