The Book of Adam: Autobiography of the First Human Clone

The Book of Adam: Autobiography of the First Human Clone

3.8 153
by Robert M. Hopper
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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.

Overview

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 that's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450560528
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/22/2010
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Robert M. Hopper grew up in San Diego, but has also enjoyed living in many cities in California as well as NYC and Prescott, Arizona. He received his BA in History from SDSU, and has had the pleasure of working as a theatre reviewer, technical writer, small-town newspaper publisher, and bookstore clerk. He is the founder of the National Youth Arts. This is his debut novel. www.robhopper.com

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Book of Adam: Autobiography of the First Human Clone 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 153 reviews.
NookyGal More than 1 year ago
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!
KyariiFaith More than 1 year ago
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
yasulh More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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."
lit-in-the-last-frontier More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a horrible read but you have to buy the ending. Not nice.
kikitiki More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly a credible account of the future of the human race and technology.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
TomYork92 More than 1 year ago
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
Paige Muldoon More than 1 year ago
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!
Paperdaisies More than 1 year ago
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!
larryFL More than 1 year ago
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.
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
The Book Of Adam by Robert M. Hopper is a really well written fictional autobiography. It takes place in the not too distant future, and covers the lives surrounding Adam-2. Structurally, it is sound and covered all the bases, answered all the questions. An autobiography, by its nature, eliminates the suspense. In this instance, the story line is solid, and shocking in its tragedy. Ultimately, this book just seemed long. I feel like I have all the details and all the stories straight, it just took forever to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be an unexpectedly wonderful, heartful story and loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it hard to put down. This would be an excellent choice for a classroom or bookclub discussion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cansue2 More than 1 year ago
good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago