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Posted August 29, 2012
The Cure isn’t a new story, but it’s an uncomfortably plausible one in
today’s world, and the action-packed writing will keep you glued to the
pages until the end. A new illness has surfaced, and people are dying
so fast that extinction has become a very real fear. When the
pharmaceutical companies step into help, a cure is only possible for the
richest of people, putting the bottom 98% in a hopeless position. Until
we find out that Jason Kramer also has the cure, in his very blood.
It’s the perfect setting for a fast-paced adventure. Characters both
lovable and horrific make the story colorful and surprising, though I
found myself wanting to smack Jason across the head sometimes for doing
stupid things. I guess that’s part of life…people do stupid stuff, but
it could still be frustrating. Still, even that served to keep me glued
to the pages, anxious to find out what was going to happen next. The
capacity of the people around him to do horrific things for money was
never-ending, and I found it to be gut-wrenchingly realistic. Then
again, I tend to be pessimistic about the human race in general. So all
in all, an entertaining, fast-paced thriller that, though it isn’t new
in concept, is unique in the details. If you have the time, you’ll
easily be able to sit and read this until it’s finished.
Posted May 16, 2012
Bradlee Frazer's "The Cure" weaves the top fears of today's society into a story that could easily be found in tomorrow's headlines. A mysterious illness is killing so quickly that it is threatening humankind's very existence. There is no vaccine to stop its spread and society is thrown into chaos. When a pharmaceutical giant steps in, people are given some hope. But hope doesn't come free and the fear of a miserable and painful death pits the "99%" against the "1%". And someone else may have the cure, which throws everything into a spin.
"The Cure" offers a fascinating glimpse into what humanity would do if faced with possible extinction. How far will corporations go to make money? What are we willing to sacrifice for the greater good? What is the value of an individual life? The Cure is an incredible book written in a way that pulls you in from the start and leaves you hanging until you get to the last page. Bradlee Frazer could very well be the next Michael Crichton and I look forward to many more books from him.