Prizes [NOOK Book]

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"SURPRISINGLY FUN . . . The heroic trio lead strenuous lives, ER-style, all with an eye for the Nobel Prize."
--Kirkus Reviews
Now from the bestselling author of Love Story and Doctors comes a powerful and moving saga of three extraordinary individuals as they compete for the ultimate glory: the Nobel Prize. Erich Segal takes us inside the research labs and clinics, the homes and hearts, of the world's most elite doctors and scientists--two men and one woman--whose genius, dedication, and passion cannot always ...
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Overview

"SURPRISINGLY FUN . . . The heroic trio lead strenuous lives, ER-style, all with an eye for the Nobel Prize."
--Kirkus Reviews
Now from the bestselling author of Love Story and Doctors comes a powerful and moving saga of three extraordinary individuals as they compete for the ultimate glory: the Nobel Prize. Erich Segal takes us inside the research labs and clinics, the homes and hearts, of the world's most elite doctors and scientists--two men and one woman--whose genius, dedication, and passion cannot always win for them the love and recognition they so desperately seek.
Loyalty and betrayal, disappointment and loss, scandal and secrets--all will play roles in the personal and professional lives of these gifted scientists who hold the key to life and death for so many. And through it all the Nobel Prize beckons with its seductive promise. Two will be selected for this highest honor; one of them will not live to receive it. Yet all will discover the enduring truth: that life has many prizes to offer, and many come to us in the most unexpected ways. . . .
"COMPELLING . . . It is reward in itself to follow the chronicle of three trailblazing scientists, each out to better the world while conquering his own personal demons."
--West Coast Review of Books
A MAIN SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD(c)

From the author of the 20-million-copy bestseller Love Story comes a moving new novel that brings to vivid life three very different and memorable characters, each haunted by the seductive promise of obtaining the Nobel Prize.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Segal stretches himself in this wisest, most mature of his novels, a long, richly researched work about scientific genius that offers substantial rewards. Many will feel giddy when entering the mind of child prodigy Isabel da Costa, a physicist who creates a formula for the Unified Field Theory that baffled Einstein for the last 20 years of his life. Also on hand and headed toward likely Nobel Prizes are Sandy Raven, a geneticist who reverses the aging process in cells, and tragic Adam Coopersmith, who creates MR-Alpha, a drug that overcomes the antivirus that keeps many women from becoming pregnant. The childhoods, family dramas and love affairs of these three geniuses generate steady interest, as do their battles to be accepted, but the real kicker comes when two of the three find themselves facing fatal illnesses. Some of Segal's pages are less than inspired, mainly those about Sandy's obsession with an actress who becomes head of 20th Century-Fox, but few will care as Isabel, Adam and Sandy hack into undiscovered country and Nobels hover ever closer in what could be Segal's biggest hit since Love Story. 250,000 first printing; major ad/promo; Literary Guild main selection; Doubleday Book Club selection; Reader's Digest Condensed Book. Mar.
Library Journal
Segal, author of earlier commercial successes like Love Story 1970 and Doctors Bantam, 1988, has written another novel that appears headed along a similar path. Prizes tells the story of three internationally acclaimed scientists who are in the running for the coveted Nobel Prize. Segal's writing style tends to be dry and lifeless when dealing with the emotional events surrounding each character's maturation from infancy to adulthood. Yet the sections dealing with scientific research and the explanation of scientific theories-such as the Unified Field Theory and those of genetic engineering-are clearly explained and fascinating to read. Public libraries with strong current fiction collections would do well to include this title. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 1/95.]-Erna Chamberlain, Binghamton Univ., N.Y.
Donna Seaman
Segal has mixed up his usual saccharine concoction, tossing in the obligatory accidental deaths, fatal diseases, and unrequited and/or doomed love. This particular smoothie has some new and tasty, if predigested, ingredients, including child prodigies and whiz kids, doctors, geneticists, workaholic lawyers, a fading movie producer, and a bitchy starlet turned studio executive. Segal's characters are like the brightly painted horses on a merry-go-round, their garish features grimacing rigidly as they go up and down and whirl around and around. It's all plot, plot, plot, with paint-by-number emotions and not a descriptive passage or believable conversation to be found, but that's the formula for soap operas, and in those terms Segal excels. Who wouldn't feel sympathy for Isabel, the lonely little genius, whose overly possessive father keeps her hard at her books, oblivious to her need for friends? But it's all worth it in the end: Isabel wins a Nobel Prize for a grand unified theory at age 18. In fact, lots of characters win prizes, are prizes, or see other people as trophies. But some get the booby prize, like the young, handsome immunologist who helps a multitude of heretofore infertile women conceive but is stricken with a demoralizing illness at the peak of his career. Segal has the temerity to suggest that his saga is like a Greek tragedy, but the truth is, it's schmaltz from start to finish.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804153232
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/21/2015
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 10,000
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    A MAGNIFICENT NOVEL ABOUT DIFFERENT PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO GET THE NOBEL PRIZE

    I borrowed this book from the university library. I was just curious on Erich Segal works. I haven't read yet his bestselling "LOVE STORY" adapted into a remarkable film but I'm impressed with this book. Segal created emotional characters who still hold on their past lives. I don't know why this book is not adapted to a movie. However, this is a heartwarming novel that will linger in your memory. A must - read!

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