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by Charles Wilson

  • ISBN: 0312955154
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Charles Wilson
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr (October 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 324 pages
  • FB2 size: 1140 kb
  • EPUB size: 1979 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 337
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Электронная книга "Direct Descendant", Charles Wilson Wilson's Direct Descendant andExtinct, novels exploring the chilling consequences of so-called scientific advances, have been optioned by Hollywood filmmakers.

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National bestselling author Charles Wilson has become known for edge-of-your-seat tension and fast-paced action in his .

National bestselling author Charles Wilson has become known for edge-of-your-seat tension and fast-paced action in his novels. His first work, Nightwatcher, a psychological thriller, was called "splendid" by John Grisham and "quite an achievement" by the Los Angeles Times. Ed Gorman, publisher of Mystery Scene magazine says, "Wilson might flat-out be the best plotter of our generation. Wilson's Direct Descendant and Extinct, novels exploring the chilling consequences of so-called scientific advances, have been optioned by Hollywood filmmakers.

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Direct Descendant - Charles Wilson. I thought this book was a lot of fun. I enjoyed how it just got more outrageous as it went along. When the cannibalism started I thought that David Lynch would be the perfect director to film this story. Kyle MacLachlan could even play Cameron Malone.

Paleontologist Cameron Malone has discovered a 500,000-year-old man. Renegade scientist Dr. Noel Anderson has plans for. What grows from the ancient DNA is a twin horror so unpredictible and terrifying that it shakes modern science and those who try to control the new arrivals.

1995) A novel by Charles Wilson.

Wilson's Direct Descendant and Extinct, novels exploring the chilling consequences of so-called scientific advances, have been optioned by Hollywood filmmakers.

Now, he has created his most chilling story yet- a fast-paced thriller so realistic it will take your breath away and keep you riveted to the page .

Dr. Noel Anderson hears of a miraculously preserved early human and decides to steal DNA from it in order to clone the specimen and prove his theories, but when the experiment goes wrong, only one man might be able to prevent the impending disaster. Original.
Reviews about Direct Descendant (7):
Madi
The book is very riveting. The plot moves quickly as the author sets the premise of what is happening in bits and pieces creating the mystery part of the book. The two descendants keep you guessing about how they know so much about modern technology, but cannot fiqure out the value of money. It is an excellent book for the summer or for late night in the fall when you are reading the book by the dim bedroom light and you ask yourself, "was that the leaves rustling or...."
Samulkis
Interesting concept, although a bit dated nowadays. Some interesting science long with some hard to swallow twists. Overall a decent book worth reading.
romrom
Reads like it was written to be used for a "B" grade horror movie. Characters are very flat and one dimensional, and the ending was very predicatable.
Yggdi
Over the years, I`ve read several of Wilson's thrillers. They are all unique blends of excitement with a sort of scientific twist and a dash of romance. This isn't his strongest novel - the scope is a little too large to be crammed into a book under 350 pages - but it's still an entertaining one. The general premise of the havoc that ensues once a sperm sample is stolen from a museum exhibit's ancient man and used to impregnate a modern woman definitely crosses the line requiring a suspension of disbelief. This is only starting point as more craziness - even some Ancient Aliens (a precursor to the popular History Channel show!) appear. The characters do not stand out for the genre, but neither are they unlikable. The most frustrating part are the hints where Wilson seems to have thought have taking his novel, but he pulls back at the last minute. The late introduction of several characters also adds to the illogicalness of it all (too big of a scope for such a brief novel!!). The ending feels a bit rushed as well, and in the end it leaves a rather lingering feeling of dissatisfaction because of the story's potential.
Goldendragon
I should first announce that I believe that Charles Wilson is a vastly underrated author. It's too bad that more readers don't know about him because he's just as good as Michael Crichton and better than Robin Cook. Having read two of his other books, "When We First Deceive" and "Nightwatcher", I had a pretty good idea what I was getting when I picked up a copy of "Direct Descendant".
Wilson is a great plot creator and he really shows his stuff in this story. "DD" is the tale of the 500,000 year-old remains of "The Ancient Man" that are uncovered by paleontologist Cameron Malone that end up becoming much more than anyone expects. When a rival scientist steals the preserved sperm from the Ancient Man to impregnate a host "mother", he soon realizes that he has put something in motion that he won't be able to control. Ok, so it's a little far-fetched, but Wilson makes it work and creates a page-turning frenzy for the reader.
Wilson also does a great job creating some memorable characters. (Memorable enough, that I think most readers would love to see a sequel of some sort.) He mixes in just enough techno-jargon to show off his research and make the plot seem realistic.
If you enjoy this novel, be sure to try the aforementioned others. You won't be disappointed!
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Silverbrew
A friend who runs a used book store recommended this author to me. After reading _Direct Descendant_, I went back and bought all the other titles they had by him -- and added him to my short list of authors to be on the lookout for. In other words, I really liked this book. It is well-paced, the characters (mostly) behaved as if they were real people (meaning, they were in character and believable), and the plot threw enough twists at me to keep me turning pages long after I should have been asleep.
If you live in the Midsouth (anywhere near Memphis, TN), this one hold the extra punch of being set here, so you can even more easily picture some of the places where the action takes place. If you don't, well, the Convention and Vistors Bureau probably won't like you thinking of Memphis in connection with this sort of thing, but I have seen worse introductions to our town.
Do you like horror? If so, get this book and read it! Today ! You won't be sorry, just scared.
Gugrel
A prehistoric man has been found in a remarkable state of preservation. Can his DNA be salvaged and used to reproduce a "modern/prehistoric" (for lack of a better term) person? Well, one scientist intends to find out. I thought the book started out a little slow, but once the woman became pregnant with the "prehistoric" baby, events really started to happen. As a matter of fact, things happened to quickly that I did not want to quit reading until the end. I had a little trouble with the gross part (cannibalism), but not enough to make me put the book down. By the time that started, I was all wrapped up in it and wanted to know what happened next. The details were not gory enough to make me deduct a star, but weak-stomached readers need to be prepared for it. The climax of the book was a complete surprise, and I think that Charles Wilson is a top writer of this genre of book.
Charles Wilson's DIRECT DESCENDANT is a good read, although I think it wanders around a little too much and it fizzles out with a rather anticlimactic ending. Wilson's plot asks us if the "direct descendants" are aliens or are they just a breed of highly advanced men from five hundred thousand years ago? As the plot thickens and sometimes gets a little too thick, the reader is challenged to field their own impressions of the origins of the Ancient Man, and just what the "blonds" goal really is? One thing that makes little sense is the radio transmissions sent by the blonds? Sent to whom? If one goes with the alien plot, there is some credence, but if it's merely an advanced civilization, where are the messages being transmitted to? A little heavy on technology, DIRECT DESCENDANT will entertain you, but I wouldn't call it a great novel, merely a decent one.

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