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The Book of Adam: Autobiography of the First Human Clone

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19 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Excellent book but really low down, dirty trick.

I downloaded this as a free book. I was amazed. It doesn't read at all like a first book or free book. I couldn't put it down and I'm somewhat picky. HOWEVER, the "free" book doesn't include the ending. AND it leaves you with a cliffhanger. I was pretty ticked off...
I downloaded this as a free book. I was amazed. It doesn't read at all like a first book or free book. I couldn't put it down and I'm somewhat picky. HOWEVER, the "free" book doesn't include the ending. AND it leaves you with a cliffhanger. I was pretty ticked off. Then when I read the reviews, there is a comment about the ending that led me to beleive it wasn't all that great. Since the comments are the same for the full purchased book and the free book, I'm not sure if that means you are drawn into this and then end up paying for a lame ending or if the person who left that comment read the "free" book that just didn't end. If they wanted you to read a sample or half of the book and pay for the other half, that is fine. Many books do that. But this was done in a very underhanded manner and really ticked me off. I would have gladly paid for this book after the first few chapters. Now I don't know if I'm buying a 1 page lame ending, 1 more chapter, or something worthy of the rest of this book. I'm so ticked off that I refuse to buy it, now (I'll probably cool off, eventually). The point is, this book was incredible and worth more than the $2.99 they are asking for the ending. It is really best seller quality. So why end it on a cliffhanger and pay for just the end. They could easily cut it at the end of the previous chapter and I would have rushed to the computer to download. The last sentence they give you is not even in the same style as the rest of the book. It just leaves a bad taste and makes me really suspicious. Right now, I just feel like I could end up downloading one sentence that says "Screw you, Sucker. THE END."

posted by 6295644 on January 18, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

disappointed

thought this was a good read but disappointed to find out that a FREE book was not free at all!!! had to buy the last section to FINISH THE BOOK!!! absurd!!!! shame on you BN!!!!

posted by ravagedreader on January 30, 2011

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

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    You have got to be kidding me!

    I was very intrigued by this book and began reading it as soon as I downloaded it (unusual for me). Author Robert Hopper has a very original idea, which kept me reading long after disillusionment with his writing skills kicked in. I wanted to follow Adam. I cared about him. Sadly, Adam's second grade year had me clicking back to my shelves for something less ignorant. Mr. Hopper obviously has very little experience with children. As a home schooling mother of six, I have a better than average knowledge as to what children can do by various ages. Nowhere in the book has the reader been told that the world has evolved to such an extent that children are now doing tenth grade work in second grade; one is not even told that clones have that ability, yet Adam writes a four or five page essay at that tender age. Really?! Truly Mr. Hopper?! If you have children in or past second grade I would love to meet them (and their teachers), because most second graders would be very hard-pressed indeed to crank out that many paragraphs-let alone pages-in a class segment. From there things go from bad to worse as Adam and his non-clone classmates watch the movie version of Harper Lee's modern classic To Kill A Mockingbird. Remember, they are second graders! To his credit, Robert Hopper does an excellent job presenting the ethical and societal issues that would very likely arise in the event that cloning should become a reality. This alone made me want to keep reading, despite the seriously sub-par writing and poor research of child development, but then I hopped on B&N to see how others had rated the book. That is when I discovered that if you want to finish this tome of limited compositional skill you must purchase the ending! I am extremely irked about this underhanded marketing technique. Between the dreadful prose and the bad taste of manipulation in my mouth, I flat out refuse to purchase the ending. So, buyer be aware, if the book intrigues you, despite its weak aspects, download it as a sample, but realize that you will have to pay for the conclusion.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Disappointing

    Confusing and convoluted.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Do not even bother, not worth the time

    I could only tolerate a few chapters. I tried my best to give it a chance, just was not my type of book.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    bad

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