Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Curiosity

The Curiosity
Author: Stephen Kiernan
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: July 18, 2013

Book Description:
The Curiosity, Stephen Kiernan’s debut novel, is a gripping, poignant, and thoroughly original thriller that raises disturbing questions about the very nature of life and humanity—man as a scientific subject, as a tabloid plaything, as a living being, as a curiosity.…

Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. Remarkably, the frozen man is brought back to the lab and successfully reanimated. As the man begins to regain his memories, the team learns that he was—is—a judge, Jeremiah Rice, and the last thing he remembers is falling overboard into the Arctic Ocean in 1906.

Thrown together by circumstances beyond their control, Kate and Jeremiah grow closer. But the clock is ticking and Jeremiah’s new life is slipping away...and all too soon, Kate must decide how far she is willing to go to protect the man she has come to love.

Fox has bought the rights to this book so keep your eyes peeled for a movie in the future!

Idgie Says:
This is a sad story.  A frozen man used as a pawn for scientific research.  A miracle brought back to life from the ice, but then ignored as a human being that once had a very full and rich life. 

Kate is a scientist that gave up having any sort of full and rich life, except for the fulfillment of her scientific studies.  But she hasn't forgotten her humanity and appears to be the only one to see The Curiosity as a Man.

As Kate and Jeremiah grow close and as time ticks, Kate begins to feel that a huge wrong has been made that he is treated like nothing more than a lab rat.  She takes it upon herself to save him from being nothing more than a specimen, threatening her entire career in the process.

She begins to love him.

But there seems to be one overriding factor to this entire story.  None of the specimens brought back to live have survived for very long...................

A good read told from many different sides, giving a nicely rounded, character driven story.