Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Curiosity - Stephen P. Kiernan

The Curiosity - Stephen P. Kiernan (2013)

Dr Kate Philio and her team make a discovery buried deep in the Arctic Ice, a man dead and frozen who they attempt to reanimate and bring into the twenty first century.  We get to meet Judge Jeremiah Rice, swept overboard in a storm in 1906 and his introduction to the new world of computers and air travel.

I loved the premise of the story and the two main characters.  I was less impressed by the other narrators, the boss who is interested only in profits and the sleazy journalist, they just seemed unnecessary and  superfluous to the flow of the story, like they were only included to pad out the story.

I did wonder why as soon as they found out the chaps name, they weren't googling him and finding information out about his life, his family and any descendants.  It's what we would all do straight away.  Somehow I wasn't touched by the story, I didn't put the book down and think about Jeremiah and Kate, which is a bit disappointing.  3/5

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