Monday, November 19, 2007

Dr. Franklin's Island


For my first review, I'll be using a book that is VERY dear to my heart. I first picked it up last year and still find myself pining for it. I eventually had to buy it because there were times when I just couldn't feel at home without looking at the wonderful cover. I still love this book. In fact, this is my second favorite book. Being second only to 'Hannibal'. But I do not wish to review that for this blog mainly because of it's content.


Dr. Franklin's Island.


Dr. Franklin's Island starts with a young teenage girl named Semi at the airport. We discover that she has won a special contest and will be flying off to some random place near Madagascar to study animals. The plane ride goes just fine for Semi, the girl next to her (named Miranda) and the other teens.
Until something goes wrong, and Semi finds herself suddenly having to swim to stay alive. She eventually finds herself on an island with two other survivors. Miranda and a redheaded boy named Artie. No one, to Semi's knowlege, is on the island. Except, of course, the sharks and octopi. Semi and her two new friends find comfort in each other and in their nightly Tree cutting ceromony.
Until Artie disappears and Semi finds his machete behind the waterfall. One thing leads to another and Semi and Miranda find themselves in the grasp of a completely psycho named Dr. Franklin (Hence the title.). Who is a specialist in Genetic engnieering.

This book asks the limits of survival, the ethics of screwing with DNA, Human Vitality, and the willingness to stay truely human. My review does no true justice to the novel. In fact, I am brain dead, so mine isn't very good at all.

Thank you.

28 comments:

theatre said...

O MY GOSH O MY GOSH O MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!! I read this book so long ago, and I totally freaking LOVED it!! it is sooooooo good, and this review is a very good giving nothing away, you all NEEED to read this one! plus I'm a total "surviour on deserted island" sterotypical junkie when it comes to these kinds of boks but beleive me this one goes past all those preconcieved notions about survival! AND THE ENDING! I am not saying anything, it is killing me, but I'm not ;) very good choice for the freaky book lovers like us :)

imastermind said...

Ooooh...

Tillor said...

i read this book like 3 years ago...i read it again last month...this book never gets old...its so awesome!!!...i would recomend it to anyone who loves to read...

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Kate said...

This book was prety good... I just finished it today. I spent all of school searching for an opportunity to read it. But yeah it's a great book. PS- it's Arnie, by the way.

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading this book and it was good. By the way it is ARNIE not ARTIE. =)

Keenan said...

This book sucks.

Becky said...

i had to read this book in year 8 and it was total rubbish. it was boring and uninteresting plus quite frankley the idea has been done to death this book brouight the true meaning of bordem back into my ife i shall never complain about shakespear again thank you anne halam

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