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The Book of Adam: Autobiography of the First Human Clone - Special Edition [NOOK Book]

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The COMPLETE SPECIAL EDITION of the novel includes photos, family trees, related books and films, and a link to the complete multimedia edition.

"Nine months after I died, my daughter gave birth to me."
-- Adam-2

2010 Literary Award Finalist - Santa Fe Writers Project

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Overview

The COMPLETE SPECIAL EDITION of the novel includes photos, family trees, related books and films, and a link to the complete multimedia edition.

"Nine months after I died, my daughter gave birth to me."
-- Adam-2

2010 Literary Award Finalist - Santa Fe Writers Project

Adam’s intimate memoir draws us into a world in which it becomes common to have your genetic twin born after your death. We see this world through the first clone's unique perspective – the bigotry he faces as a youth, haunting dreams of the man from whom he was cloned, and Adam’s inner search for his soul. It’s a search shadowed by his fear of death, and by an inter-generational family drama in which, like the House of Atreus, the players seem fated to struggle with the sins of the father.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011869471
  • Publisher: Doublethumb Press
  • Publication date: 11/20/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,246,830
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Robert M. Hopper grew up in San Diego, but has lived throughout California as well as NYC and Prescott, Arizona. He is the founder of National Youth Theatre of America, National Youth Arts, and National Arts Digest. Rob earned his BA in History from SDSU and has worked as a small-town newspaper publisher, theatre reviewer, technical writer, and bookstore clerk. This is his debut novel.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2011

    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. 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."

    19 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

    Last pages missing with free download!

    I loved this story and was very pleased to see that it was free. I speant the day reading -- not being able to put my nook down.....only to find the part of the last chapter and epilogue was not included in the free download! NOT COOL!

    17 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

    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!!!!

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

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    Amazing book by a new author!

    This book was fabulous! I hardly could put it down! It's packed full of action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of comedy and mystery. I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of about 15 due to the controversial nature of the book's topics. The Book of Adam has become one of my favorite books, and I look forward to reading more from Robert Hopper. :D

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

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    Hard to put down!

    This book was very good, but heartbreaking. It reminded me a lot of some of Stephen King's best work. The characters are well developed and you find yourself caring what happens to them. It also does a good job of building and sustaining suspense. It is hard to put down!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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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 January 19, 2011

    Loved it!

    Great read with fascinating concepts and compelling characters. The deep family drama blends brilliantly with the societal consequences of the emergence of cloning, artificial intelligence, and other social and medical revolutions of the coming century. As the free version indicates, it's only 3 of the 4 parts of the full book (the sudden ending of the free version isn't really the ending!). Probably the only way for new authors to be discovered. But don't worry -- if you don't want to purchase the full version, the complete novel is free on the author's indicated site. So definitely read to the end one way or the other!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2011

    Free but incomplete

    Not a horrible read but you have to buy the ending. Not nice.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Fantastic!

    This was such an amazing book that I read it in about 16 hours. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was that it wasn't the complete book. I honestly wouldn't have minded paying for the ending except for the fact that this claims to be the complete book and it isn't. I had purchased the book that is parts 1-3 and then I saw that was supposedly the complete one so I bought it as well. Luckily I was able to read the rest on the author's website for free as I certainly wasn't going to pay for it a third time. Despite all of that, it was captivating and I can't for the next one. But, please only put the complete book on BN. I will gladly pay for the entire book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2011

    Definately a must read

    This book was too hard to put down. It was compelling and very touching showing the difficulties of being different in a world that might not be so excepting. Loved it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Absolutely mesmerizing!!

    Truly a credible account of the future of the human race and technology.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Great BUT

    Good sci-fi read but be warned that the last few chapters must be read at the authors site if you wanr rhem for free.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

    Loved it

    I felt this book was well written, interesting, and heart felt. Word ot the wise, but the entire book ($2.99) as the free version is not the entire story. It is well worth it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2011

    Awesome book

    I downloaded this because it was free, and it's way too easy to just keep downloading books on the Nook. Turns out I'm glad I did, because this is probably one of my favorite books of all time. Really interesting plots and theories, gives you a lot to think about!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    Intriguing

    Teen. Interesting read about the morals and ethics and cloning and man's desire to preserve his life. Told as an autobiography, it falls into trap that everyone does great things and can access everything - losing a bit of its humanity in the story. Odd plot turns (whipping a eunuch??), but overall an engaging book to read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    The most captivating eBook I've ever read.

    I could NOT put this book down. I wish there were more to read. I drew so much inspiration from this book. The reality of the book was incredible and it really made you think. I will DEFINITELY be recommending it to anyone and everyone who will listen!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2010

    I can't believe this was FREE!

    I would have absolutely paid for this book had it not been free. It was excellent with a very surprising ending. And I'm not easily surprised anymore it seems because I'm such a heavy reader. I absolutely recommend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2010

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    A must Read

    I could hardly put this book down. It was a great example of technology and morality clashing. It had romantic parts as well as deep family dark sides. Many parts had humour, intensity, tear jerking, and the reality of our human nature.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    Weird weird weird

    And long! Over 800 pages! I'll admit, I had to skip a bit cuz it just went on and on and on......not sure if I'd recommend this book cuz it was so......anti-christian faith. Interesting but disturbing. Some of the content was so disturbing. Not a keeper in my library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Best book ever

    I read this book faster than i have ever read a book before. This is probably the best book i have ever read. I would strongly recomend to anybody to read this book. The charcters in the story you quickly fall in love with, you care about there wellbeing and what happens to them. You feel so sorry for Adam 1 and than Adam 2. But mostly you want them to be happy aganst impossable odds. I found myself crying several times during this book (and i never cry over anything) i couldnt even put my Nook down, it died 5 times on me (i guess i am a slower reader than most).


    READ THIS BOOK!!!!!! (But buy it, this free one is missing the ending)

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