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Lucy by Laurence Gonzales
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Some of the characters in Lucy view the genetically engineered protagonist as likable, interesting, and genuinely "human." Others view her as a soulless hybrid. Critics were similarly divided on Gonzales' novel, though they generally recommended it. Every review cited the book's resemblance to Frankenstein and the works of Michael Crichton, and a few even felt that Gonzales was ready to occupy the late science fiction author's empty niche in the ecology of contemporary letters. The New York Times, however, in the minority, saw Lucy as a cheap and implausible imitation of these evolutionary predecessors. This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine.

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