Project Cain

Project Cain

by Geoffrey Girard
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Project Cain 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Jeff Jacobson thought he was an ordinary kid. That is until his father hands him a file about Jeffrey Dahmer and lets him know he isn't his son and he was created in a lab. He is part of Project Cain and made of Jeffrey Dahmer's DNA. He isn't alone there is many kids made of different serial killers DNA and now they have been turned loose by the man he thought was his father. While some where raised in nice families the other 'projects' were sent to live with families similar to what the original serial killers had. There is a killing spree going on and Jeff maybe the only way to find them before they strike again. He is afraid of turning into a killer his self and knows he has to hurry. Jeff is a smart kid who thought he was normal. He now struggles with  knowing he has evil inside him. He doesn't know who to trust and what to do. He is a great character because through his eyes you see both sides of evil and how much a struggle he has walking the line of being good. His really has had his whole world turned upside down and even he isn't safe from the bad people. I really felt sorry for him and liked the character. This book has a wonderful description about the book but it doesn't prepare you for the fascinating world you are about to dive into. The author does such an amazing job with this book you feel you are in the world with these killers. You get to see some of the things several of these killers did and I love that you can tell the author researched this subject when he wrote the book. That makes a big difference in the reading. From the first page you get drawn into the character of Jeff. You see him struggle and have it really bad at times. He uses his head and does what he thinks is right. At times you can see him slipping and it makes it that much better of a book. The idea of this book chilled me because it seems like something that could honestly happen. There is several hard scenes that will make your skin crawl but the author does a good job keeping it from going to far. If you want an amazing book that will stay with you and in a way have you rooting for a bad guy pick this up
anniepageAP More than 1 year ago
Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard Geoffrey mainly tells the story through the eyes off Jeff. Can use just imagine 50 or more copies of serial killers being grown by a special military. Some of the clones are placed in nice homes some in bad homes. You know nurture verses nature. Well Jeff found out he was a clone by his crazy father a scientists and leaves. The DSTI is looking for him and his father Castillo finds Jeff after a school massacre and together they set out to find the killers and to find out they the DSTI made an almost unstoppable clones from all the DNA of all serial killers. The hunt is on the chase begins to stop the killings and Jeff is scared he will turn in to evil Jeff and not be able to stop but he don't feel evil just abandoned by his father ( ok not real father but the one who raised him). The adventure is long and very insightful to serial killers and nature verses nurture.
StephWard More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars 'Project Cain' is a young adult thriller/horror novel that tells the story of Jeff Jacobson - a typical 15-year-old guy who lives with his dad, a famous scientist. His entire life comes crashing down around him the night that his dad tells him the truth about who - and what - he is. Jeff's dad has been working on a project for his company and the government for the past twenty years to make weapons - human weapons. For "Project Cain," they took the DNA of the most notorious serial killers and cloned them, hoping to trigger the "anger gene" that causes serial killers to act. Jeff is actually the clone of famous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The worst part - he's not the only one. His dad vanishes into thin air and Jeff is left to fend for himself and told to avoid the police and the company his dad worked for. After a dozen people are killed at the lab and the nearby school and six other clones go missing alongside his dad, Jeff is teamed up with Castillo - the mean and scary looking guy tasked with finding the clones for the government. Will they be able to stop the boys before they cause too much damage? What about his father - what role does he play in all this? And the biggest question on Jeff's mind - is he destined to become a 'monster' too? Thrillers and horror novels are some of my favorite genres, so I was immediately drawn to this story. The thought of a secret project to clone notorious serial killers was really creepy and surprisingly realistic. The technology exists to clone people and that made this scenario even scarier - that it could possibly happen. The plot was completely unique and original. I was blown away by the plot itself, not to mention all of the twists and turns that kept me on my toes and eagerly turning the pages trying to guess what would happen next. The characters were all well written and realistic - especially Jeff, our main character. It was easy to sympathize with him - he was lied to his entire life, nothing he thought was real about his life, his family, himself, is true, and now he learns that he's a clone of a serial killer and to top it off - the only dad he's ever known has abandoned him. He's scared, lost, confused and afraid of what he's going to turn into. These weaknesses and flaws, along with his realistic personality made it easy for me to identify with him throughout the book. The writing was exceptional with an effortless flow and natural dialogue - both from the narrator (Jeff) and actual conversations in the book. The pace was fast and full of twists and turns that I didn't see coming, which is unusual for me. I loved that it had the ability to confuse and surprise me - that doesn't happen often anymore and when it does, I know that I've found a great author. I loved the descriptions and history tidbits thrown into the book as Jeff explains things. There are pictures along with actual statistics and historical information that spice up the book to a whole new level. I will definitely be looking for the author's next work and I highly recommend this novel for fans of horror fiction and thrillers. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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TaylorKnight More than 1 year ago
This is a really hard book to both read and review. I'd wanted to read Project Cain based just on the cover and title. I didn't think to really read what it was about until a few minutes before I started reading it. I was really surprised. The fact is, this book is really far fetched and I just couldn't believe it. No matter what I'm reading, I still want to to be believable and Project Cain was just so far fetched. Who could make clones of serial killers? Even the 'why' that Girard came up with wasn't believable. A secret project not even the Pres. knows about? Really? C'mon, lets get real. But that's not even why I stopped reading at around 25%. The thing is, the book is about a clone of Jeffrey Dahmer. A man who killed and much worse 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. I'm talking rape, murder and dismemberment. And cannibalism. The book is about a clone of this man. And the more I thought about it, the it just felt wrong to read this book. It was then just reading about a killer, it was just weighing on my conscience. How would those 17 boys and men feel about this book? What about their loved ones? How would they feel about a book about a clone of the man who killed their son, husband, friend, brother? I bet they would be disgusted. I would be. I am. And what about the other clones of other killers? What about the real life people who were killed? Overall, the whole plot and subject matter of this book is disgusting and far fetched. Why Girard would feel that's it's okay to publish this and why it was even publish is horrible. The more I even just think about it, the more disgusted I feel.