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Human Source Code

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Imagine you could uncover exactly what lurks within your DNA, revealing the code that shapes your mind and body and using that knowledge to change yourself. Now imagine someone else making those changes instead. In Human Source Code, the hypothetical becomes reality when one organization attempts to manipulate the human code for its own terrifying purposes. Detective ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published December 12th 2013 by Createspace (first published December 11th 2013)
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L F
Apr 22, 2014 L F rated it it was ok
A Lesser Da Vinci Code Meets Jurassic Park

Human Source Code is an interesting story idea that focuses on all of the wrong things. It aims to be an action packed thriller taking the reader into a world where a small group of scientists are able to identify genes that predict a person’s likelihood of becoming a violent social menace. Using therapists they scout victims of violence, to locate potential targets and task a cult-like group of hired assassins to work toward the greater good, by removi
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Katie
Mar 24, 2014 Katie rated it liked it
At the center of Human Source Code is a very attention grabbing idea: scientist have been able to identify specific codes in human DNA that can essentially predict predispositions toward nefarious and violent behavior. Now, a mysterious group is using this information as a way to justify how to target individuals, and if they believe it is necessary, to kill them, therefore taking the ‘mutated’ DNA out of the DNA pool, and in their eyes helping humanity. Because of several suspicious ...more
Megan Darlene
Mar 05, 2014 Megan Darlene rated it did not like it
Simply put, this book is not good. It is choppy and unrealistic when it comes to any sort of dialog. The story is boring and predictable without much imagination. It's like a bad sci-fi movie made by a studio just barely hanging on. The first couple of pages were enough to seal its fate and still I kept reading. The first thing that rubbed me wrong was the idea that a woman will put up with an abusive husband because he's orderly and represented security. Their back and forth wasn't realistic ...more
Bev
Apr 21, 2014 Bev rated it liked it
This was a weird book. I think that it needed better editing, because there was a lot of interesting ideas but the story was difficult to follow. I did like the mystery, and I think it would have been a pretty cool story with better editing. The idea of people manipulating the gene pool because certain genes pollute the human race with people prone to violence made for a great idea for a scary extremist group, but often the story got derailed by the odd dialogue and too many things happening ...more
Kat
Mar 12, 2014 Kat rated it did not like it
I won this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaways.

I liked the premise of the novel, which is why I entered the giveaway. However. It is apparent from the clunky writing style that the author's first language is not English; while I could manage to get past that, the repeated typo of "mediation" for "meditation" was infuriating, along with various other typos. Overall, the clunky writing and use of what is typically thought of as "cop slang" detracted so much from the book that I could
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Stephanie
Mar 25, 2014 Stephanie rated it liked it
Human source code definitely has an interesting concept to it but the ideas are not written clearly. As the reader, I felt like I was on the outside looking in on something exciting, but I was given way too little succinct information to make heads or tails of what was going on. To me the chapters were a little too short, always only a couple pages long, and they would jump around to different characters before I really got to know anyone in the book and so the characters ended up being too ...more
Ken Horstman
Apr 07, 2014 Ken Horstman rated it liked it
Book was a quick read with short chapters making it a good book to take with places. And with words or phrases sometimes being spelled differently or phrased oddly, it was easy to tell that english is not the first language for this author, not always a bad thing, but can be difficult to get the point across at times when relevant to the plot.

The science may not always be explained completely in the book, making it a bit frustrating, but if you are looking for just an easy, simple read, this ca
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Amanda
Jun 02, 2014 Amanda rated it liked it
This book intrigued me but just did not live up to my expectations. It read a bit like a cheesy Sci-Fi movie. Though the basic plot is interesting, there were too many twists and turns for me to follow without having to go back and re-read. The dialogue was sometimes a bit unrealistic and too wordy.

That being said, it was an interesting read. There were many dramatic moments that helped me to forget about the negative aspects mentioned above.
Michelle
Mar 31, 2014 Michelle rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, reviews
i wanted to like this book, but i just couldn't find anything redeeming in it. there is no character development; the story takes unnecessary turns with next to no explanation. it's rife with grammatical/typographical errors and terrible dialogue. it's hard to tell if some of the writing is due to poor writing or poor translation. i love crime drama, but this wasn't dramatic, suspenseful or griping. i'm glad it was a quick read because i just wanted it to be over.
Cheri
Aug 03, 2016 Cheri rated it did not like it
I read the whole book, and I could see potential in it but it just wasn't there for me. The dialogue was iffy, the science seemed over-simplified, kind of hokey, and the ending was not very exciting. The beginning had a lot of opinion/editorializing. There were characters who were given several pages who then never came back. And a woman who was blackmailed and forced into prostitution but was able to leave with 20k? I don't know. It didn't work for me. It was easy to read.
Marievic
Aug 03, 2016 Marievic rated it it was ok
This is the weirdest/creepiest book I have ever read. I honestly could not even finish it. The author has some imagination but the story line and the plot could use some work.
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Mar 22, 2014 Stephen rated it really liked it
Well written and entertaining. I look forward to his next book.
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I live with my wife and our two teenage children near Prague in the Czech Republic and when not penning drafts of manuscripts, devouring history books or playing violin — I have been fine-tuning contracts or scribbling legal advice for over a quarter of a century.

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