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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    Amazing!

    Wow. Quite simply put, wow. This is one of those rare novels where, upon finishing it, the reader is forced to sit and collect their breath, and eagerly devours the last paragraph over and over, willing the book never to end. George Galen is a brilliant genetic engineer who has fallen from the grace of his comrades, do to his radical, and somewhat unstable, viewpoints. Deranged, Galen forms a cult of 'Healers' who wander the streets, collecting transients and the infirm, assisting and treating them when possible. (In fact, I envisioned the Healers as a sort of twisted version of Jedi Knights.) While seemingly harmless and kind, these Healers are simply a portion of a grand design, conceived by Galen, to achieve immortality, and structure the world to his desires. The writing is superb, and the suspense is astounding. Galen, himself, is an extraordinarily complex character, outwardly calm, with a cheerful, almost happy-go-lucky, old-fashioned good nature about him, which masks the seering contempt within him. Orson Scott Card has once again proven himself worthy the genre of science-fiction, a true successor to such greats as Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. Now, my only question is, when is he going to be named a Grand Master of Science Fiction??? May the Force be with you all!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2009

    A Truly Amazing Book!

    This book is amazing. Once you start reading you will not be able to put it down until you are done. This story is about the crazy and scary antics of George Galen, a famous geneticist. In the past he was shunned by the medical community for his radical views. Now Galen has his own followers called the Healers. Galen has genetically modified them and himself to be bigger, faster, and stronger, and heal faster. Also, the Healers submit completely to Galen's will. Galen has found a way to cure many gene related diseases using his new virus called V16. However it is only a cure for the person for whom it is created for. If anyone else comes into contact with this virus they will die a horrible death. This is the reason why the BHA or the BioHazard Agency of the United States government recruits a man called Frank Hartman. Hartman has just completed a counter virus for V16. This makes him the number one enemy against Galen and his cult of Healers. Another pawn in George Galen's master plan is Monica Owens, a heart surgeon. She and her son are kidnapped by Galen. Why does he want with her? And what is his master plan? Well you have to read to find out. INVASIVE PROCEDURES will add another amazing page turner to Card's long list of books. INVASIVE PROCEDURES has many more things then what I have written above, but I don¿t want to ruin the book for anyone. Once again this book is amazing and once you start you can not stop.-MW

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

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    Enjoyable early story revived in a book

    You can't beat Card for engaging writing and this book based on an earlier story he wrote and reciently made into a book is no different. I don't usually like smaller books but this one still worked for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    great book

    as i want to become a geneticist, this book was right up my alley. it was very good and interesting. the only problem i had with it was wyatt does not talk like a 6 year old. he seems older so its disconcerting to read what he has to say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2007

    Makes SciFi cool again.

    This novel will keep you up at night. You can not put it down once you start it, simple as that. It is well written, fast paced, and mind blowing. The other reviewer speaks of 'no twists'... well, I wonder if she read past page 100, because there are plenty of twists. This is a great novel in the vein of Micheal Crichton's last novel, 'NEXT'. Read it, enjoy it, then give it to a friend

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