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The Curiosity

Kiernan, Stephen P.

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Curiosity
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Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. Remarkably, the frozen man is brought back to the lab and successfully reanimated man begins to regain his memories, the team learns that he was--is--a judge, Jeremiah Rice, and the last thing he remembers is falling overboard into the Arctic Ocean in 1906. Thrown together by circumstances beyond their control, Kate and Jeremiah grow closer. But the clock is ticking and Jeremiah's new life is slipping away...and all too soon, Kate must decide how far she is willing to go to protect the man she has come to love.
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 006222106X
9780062221063
Characteristics: 434 pages ;,24 cm.

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Nov 20, 2014
  • mbssmith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

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

Jan 01, 2014
  • BlueHippo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 29, 2013
  • beachcat2 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

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!

I believe this was originally called Encino Man.

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"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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