Friday, March 9, 2012

The Venom of Vipers, by K. C. May

This novel looks at the concept of an incurable disease affecting humanity.  A set of genetic scientists developed a modified homo sapiens that is immune, but can't multiply without assistance.   It poses questions about human rights being extended to quasi-humans.

That was the good news.   Now the bad:  the novel desperately needs an extra couple of opening pages to explain what was going on instead of throwing the reader into the middle of the story.   But more importantly, something -- and I'm not quite sure what -- needs to be done to make the characters slightly less annoying.   While the plot line held my interest to the end, I didn't care about the characters at all.

Still, it has received glowing reviews on Amazon; I might just be an outlier.

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