Mutation Themes

Robin Cook
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Biotechnology Thriller

The novel functions best as a fast-paced thriller. The straightforward writing and accessible language, coupled with believable and terse dialog, are engaging. The biological and medical sciences are a plausible blend of real and imagined technologies, though the outcomes at times are not particularly credible. Although somewhat dated, the computer technology is described in simple enough terms that it does not present an anachronistic stumbling block for a contemporaneous reader.

Minimal character development, limited and focused location, a simple timeline, and straightforward structure all serve to advance the plot at a rapid pace. Foreshadowing is plentiful and obvious. The novel is enjoyable as a fast read, though deeper analysis quickly reveals several plot inconsistencies.

The focused nature of the plot lends a feel of exciting realism to the genetic manipulation and bioengineering tone of the novel. Victor's use of esoteric medical and biological tests to expose plot...

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