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MUTATION by. Robin Cook. To My GRANDPARENTS. For Mae and Ed, whom I wish I had known better. For Esther and John, who welcomed. In Mutation, Robin Cook's masterpiece of techno-medical suspense, Dr. Cook tells a story as chilling and real as today's headlines. On the forefront of. Robin Cook's techno-medical thriller probes every father's greatest fear. as fresh as tomorrow's headlines, Mutation is a chilling cautionary tale of the perils of.
Robin Cook's new techno-medical thriller probes every father's greatest fear. Drawing on a horror theme as old as Frankenstein, as fresh as tomorrow's headlines, Mutation is a chilling cautionary tale of the perils of genetic engineering. Unbeknownst to everyone, including her, Dr. Frank has adapted the methods of animal husbandry and molecular genetics to human reproduction. Fusing his wife's egg and his own sperm, he sets in motion the production of a superior being, his child. The result of this experiment, a son, VJ, is born to a surrogate mother and legally adopted by the Franks. To their delight, their son is physically perfect, and by the age of three, displays the complex problem-solving abilities of a prodigy.
Mutation is the story of what happens to the Franks when they bring home their new baby, whom they call VJ, after his father Victor Sr. After the death of the Frank's first child, David, and their maid, the Frank's life seems to settle down for a time, until many seemingly unconnected events begin occurring.
Robin Cook's Mutation captivated me with its realism and also scared me as I thought about how, with all the advancements in technology, this story could actually happen. In Mutation, the characters are easily one of the best parts of the book. Each character has their own unique personality, and the way they interact with each other is extremely believable. VJ has all of the air of an evil genius around him, his father acts like the proud father that every father would act like if his son was a genius, and his mother is uncomfortable with certain aspects of VJ's behavior, just the way he acts and how he seems to have no emotion.
All of these aspects give the reader clues often times to the way the story may be going or what may happen next. Each character has their own unique personality, and the way they interact with each other is extremely believable. VJ has all of the air of an evil genius around him, his father acts like the proud father that every father would act like if his son was a genius, and his mother is uncomfortable with certain aspects of VJ's behavior, just the way he acts and how he seems to have no emotion.
All of these aspects give the reader clues often times to the way the story may be going or what may happen next.
The way the author has the reader watching the parents as they find out more about VJ, and the different ways they react to what they discover, gives the book an air of mystery. I found myself not liking VJ and being a little creeped out by him and his plans for science. An author who can actually elicit emotional responses from the reader shows a good author, in my opinion. A theme from this book that I interpreted was that, even though we may have the ability to alter and modify the human body to how we think it should be, should we?
Mary Shelley who is the writer of Frankenstein wanted to show the value of human life. In this book she raises very serious issues regarding human life and technology. Scientific knowledge and its better use for our society.
She wants to teach how to handle technology in the proper way. This is the main motif of this work which she wants to share with us. Certain issues which she raised in this work are for the betterment for our society. These issues are known as bioethical issues. So he decided to impart life into non living things. Eventually he created a humanoid, his madness of science and technology, converted him into inhuman and technology freak.
His hunger of knowledge takes him to access the secrets of the mystery of life and death which is against the human laws or we can say it is unnatural. At this point he created a monster, who has qualities like victor but because of his bad appearance he is hiding from people. At this point his master crossed all human limits. Victor Frankenstein, the father figure abandons his monster child. The nameless Monster reflects on these final words to captain Walton, that his experiment might not have failed if the creature help him to appeared lovable.
The main theme of this novel is that modern science has power over the natural world. In this novel Shelly gives us the view points of both creator and teacher, the science and nature. Frankenstein is a different type of Romance. The main theme of this novel is balance between human needs and scientific progress.
At last when we read this novel we ask ourselves are we trying to play God the main theme of this novel is science and religion are misunderstood and misused. As the title shows mutation means change of genetic material. Just like Frankenstein the similar aspects we can see in Mutation by Robin Cook.
Robin Cook, the master of medical thriller was born in Brooklyn New York he received an MD from Columbia University and did post graduate work at Harvard Medical School cook has written about hot issues in the involving medical field.
Mutation is his 10th novel which is published in , although it is not so popular but it had the same aspect like Frankenstein. Just like Frankenstein we have the character of VJ in mutation.
Both are obsessed with greed for power and position. It is a techno thriller by Robin Cook defined personalities that drive them to excel and dangerous because they recognize no moral constraints at all.