Monday 22 December 2014

State Of Wonder

State of Wonder
State Of Wonder
by Ann Patchett


Marina Singh is accustomed to her quiet existence working in a pharmaceutical lab, but when her lab partner, Anders, disappears on a mission to the Amazon, Marina leaves her comfort zone to go and retrieve him. 

In the jungle Marina tracks down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, and her team of scientists.  She discovers that their research goes far beyond the malaria cure that their funding prescribes.  When she discovers that the team is on the verge of a breakthrough in reproductive technology, she is swept up in the excitement.  At times Marina seems almost subsumed by the magic and mystery of the Amazon. 

As the plot unfolds it becomes clear that the research taking place is crossing clear ethical boundaries.  The novel questions whether scientific research should be undertaken for its own sake.  Is it enough to expand our scientific horizons?  Or are there lines that should simply not be crossed?

Fast-paced and full of suspense, this book is a fantastic read.  I couldn't put it down!

11 comments:

  1. A joint high was the best they could have asked for as the exhaustion of the night and such developments washed over them goodpornsites.pro, bringing them down and down, a softening cock slipping from Sly's tail hole as Nate collapsed beside him, panting heavily. He could barely get out the words that would only be shared between them as mates going forward before crushing his muzzle gently into the pillow, sleep claiming him, dragging him down and down and down even as he drew Sly, softly, into his arms hotmyfreecams.com.. The werehusky snuggled in against him automatically, a warm glow encompassing him, softening the edges of a reality that, somehow, looked even better than it had before. How strange was that?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Everything is very open with a precise clarification of the issues. It was really informative. Your site is very helpful. Thanks for sharing! Feel free to visit my website;
    일본야동
    일본야동
    일본야동
    일본야동
    일본야동

    ReplyDelete
  3. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your site. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme? Exceptional work! Feel free to visit my website;
    한국야동
    한국야동
    한국야동
    한국야동
    한국야동

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you so much for this excellent blog article. Your writing style and the way you have presented your content is awesome. Now I am pretty clear on this topic, keep it up! Feel free to visit my website;
    야설
    야설
    야설
    야설
    야설

    ReplyDelete
  5. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already �� Cheers! 일본야동
    일본야동
    국산야동
    일본야동
    한국야동

    ReplyDelete
  6. You make so many great points here that I read your article a couple of times. Your views are in accordance with my own for the most part. This is great content for your readers. Your information was very useful to me. That's exactly what I've been looking for. I think a lot of articles related to disappearing someday. That's why it's very hard to find, but I'm very fortunate to read your writing. When you come to my site, I have collected articles related to this.
    카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  7. THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION.----

    ReplyDelete
  8. THE POSTS ARE VERY QUICK FOR NEWBIES. THANK YOU FOR THE POST!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I JUST ADDED THIS SITE TO MY GOOGLE READER, EXCELLENT STUFF. CAN’T GET ENOUGH!-------

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nice post . This post was very useful for me. I got many information from this post . Thanks for share this post with us.Reglas de Divorcio Estado de Nueva York

    ReplyDelete
  11. การเล่นของค่าย pg slot เว็บ PG เว็บเกมที่มีเกมให้ได้ทดลองเล่นฟรี แล้วก็ยังเป็น PG SLOT รูปแบบใหม่ตอนนี้ของปีแตกง่ายแม้มีทุนน้อยก็เล่นได้

    ReplyDelete