Friday, January 6, 2012

Review : Chimera by Rob Thurman

A sci-fi thriller that asks the questions... 

What makes us human...
What makes us unique... 
And what makes us kill? 

Ten years ago, Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Not a day has passed that Stefan hasn't thought about him. As a rising figure in the Russian mafia, he has finally found him. But when he rescues Lukas, he must confront a terrible truth-his brother is no longer his brother. He is a trained, genetically-altered killer. Now, those who created him will do anything to reclaim him. And the closer Stefan grows to his brother, the more he realizes that saving Lukas may be easier than surviving him...

Thought-provoking read with strong character development. 

The initially awkward relationship between Stefan and his long-lost brother strengthens and draws the reader in as the story progresses.

Unfortunately, this is the only aspect of the novel that I found entertaining. 

It lacked excitement and is set at a slow pace where the mystery unfolds through asking questions as opposed to taking any action. 

By the story's conclusion, I found myself intrigued enough by Michael's character to continue on to the sequel. 

Overall, it was a fairly enjoyable read. But it's not something that I would highly recommend.


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