Mutation Topics for Discussion

Robin Cook
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The infants Maurice Hobbs and Mark Murray are Victor and Marsha Frank's biological children. Discuss Victor's motivation for surreptitiously using his own embryos during standard fertility services. Are Victor's actions believable?

The sub-plots introduced in the beginning of the novel are effective at providing alternative plausible explanations of events. How does Victor attempt to make sense of the seemingly random events happening?

Was VJ's antisocial personality disorder caused by Victor's genetic experimentation?

Victor bio-engineers a super-intelligent being. VJ bioengineers mentally deficient beings. In what other ways are Victor's and VJ's actions opposed?

Discuss how the author's use of limited location and limited details adds to the fast-paced flow of the novel.

The novel contains extensive dialogue. The police, for example, typically speak in an informal and somewhat uneducated manner, while VJ speaks in a highly formal manner. Describe how the novel uses dialogue to...

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