world was astounded when Watson & Crick cracked the DNA
code some 50 years ago and revealed the existence of the double
helix. Today, scientists continue their research, struggling
to understand the design of the human genome. What if, after
years of research, scientists discovered that our DNA was
actually an alien invader?...
One and the Golden Circle puts
forward an interesting theory. What would happen if scientists
discovered that DNA not only originated on another planet,
but that it controlled everything we do?
it sounds far fetched, but the events, as they are revealed
in this novel, sound extremely plausible. And it would certainly
explain why, despite numerous warnings and chances to change
the way we live, mankind is intent on destroying the environment
that allows him to live.
were some problems I had with this book - be they small. Firstly,
when Blane and Bob meet Quinta and Leta some of the dialogue
seemed a little forced. As local Indian girls (prostitutes)
are traditionally sent to the cabin on the occupants last
night, why did Blane and Bob not think this was the case for
more than 30 seconds? The girls could quite easily have been
feeding them stories in an attempt to put them at ease. And
why did the girls so readily start talking about astral projection?
Leta and Blane's sudden connection seemed too rushed! Is that
normal behaviour when two people meet? Claiming that they
have been lovers in a previous incarnation? Personally I would
have been suspicious that someone was after my money, or a
Visa. But then I've never had an astral projection... so what
do I know?
some feminist groups might want to take issue with the fact
that memories are passed down the male line. And, that being
the case, how can two people (like Blane and Leta) ever recall
meeting one another in a previous incarnation (as one of them
would nearly always be female those memories would not be
passed on to the next generation.
author, Don Allen Beene, was an Oral and Maxillofacial
surgeon (in layman terms a dentist specialising in surgery
of the mouth, face and jaws) by degree, until his retirement.
Which is the same occupation as his main character. I liked
the fact that a lot of the author was in this book - it made
it feel more realistic.
enough, this book is not as far fetched as I wish it was.
A lot of it is grounded in science fact, and the leap the
reader has to make in order to take in the rest of the events
is not that large.
original, engaging novel which puts a new slant on the well
used "aliens are out there" plot.
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