"Powerfully written and thought-provoking. Highly recommended." The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
When combat veteran turned journalist Hendrix Harrison links bodies stolen from a forensic research enclosure to a powerful pharmaceutical company, he suspects fraudulent manipulation of clinical trials.
With Doctor Sarah Wallace, a determined forensic entomologist, he delves into a world of grisly drug tests, misguided scientists and desperate patients pursuing miraculous promises.
But with murderous interests arrayed against him, Harrison must use his old training, and battle his fear of technology, to expose the macabre price of donating your body to science
|Publisher:||The Standing Hare Publishing Company|
|File size:||792 KB|
About the Author
William Knight is a British born journalist and technologist currently living and working in Wellington, New Zealand. A graduate engineer, he’s chased a varying career starting in acting, progressing to music, enjoyed a brief flirtation with handbag design, and was eventually wired into technology in 1989. By 2003 his non-fiction was being regularly published in Computing newspaper in the UK, and he has since written about the many successes and failings of high-technology for the Guardian, Financial Times and the BBC, among many others publications. He continues to write, while maintaining a lively IT consultancy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My review: When I saw the cover of Generation by William Knight, I was intrigued. After reading the blurb of Generation, I was sure I wanted to read it. I am glad that I did. Generation is a book where crime, thriller and horror are nicely combined and well written. It was not the easiest book to read for me, but I have to say, that I enjoyed it more than I expected. I have a very strong opinion of reanimation, regeneration, cloning and similar other topics, so I wasn't sure how I would react to Generation. I loved it! I was spooked, entertained and what was most important, it made me think and reconsider some of my previous thoughts about the topic. Regarding the plot: The beginning of the book was eye and mind catching and so was the rest of the book. The reader meets journalist Hendrix "Aitch" Harrison who starts to investigate a hunch of a story and end of with quite horrifying results of what science and technology can do to humans. As the story develops he is helped by Sarah Wallace and both of them will have to take journey which is both unbelievable and captivating and last, but not least scary. The brilliant idea behind the plot was little unconventional. the author did not ask if it is good or bad to use science and technology on humans for testing, but more, that if it is done and a person would finally like to die, but cannot, then what? What are the consequences of scientific immortality? Very scary statement, but very interesting in the same time. It was also unconventional because there are so many book in the world which deal with immortality and its benefits, but Generation was a very refreshing reading amongst the usual trend. Regarding the characters: I liked Aitch! Since there are not so many people who are resistant to technology and its rapid developments, I found him interesting from the very beginning. I think the author did a wonderful job with this specific character and brought some very human characteristics into him. He was likable and seemed very real. Sarah was in a way a total opposite of Aitch. she felt like a fish in a water when at least talking about science and technology. These two characters also supported each other in many levels and many aspects. Generally: Generation by William Knight was an unconventional a refreshing read about immortality. It was well written, the plot was intriguing and captivating! Definitely a must read for thriller lovers! 5 stars!