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Subject Seven by James A. Moore
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Apr 20, 2011

really liked it
Read in April, 2011

Subject Seven is a 336-page novel about the escape of Subject Seven from his captors, a group of employees of an unnamed company who perform experiments on select employee's children as a part of the "Janus Project", a project used to create soldiers within the bodies of teenagers. He, being the soldier-like part, is contained within the body of his "Other" Bobby like an alter ego that is active from time to time or as Subject Seven later explains, a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type circumstance. After escaping Subject Seven starts changing back into Bobby in front of a car and a car accident causes Bobby to lose all his memory and cause Subject Seven to believe he is dead and that he has taken control of the body. Through the next few years he spends his time learning about others like him that were put into adoption, Janus Project employees thinking they were failures. he progresses by telling Bobby, when he awakens again 5 years after his escape and about 4 after the accident, he is Hunter Harrison and begins gathering the other "Jekyll"s or "Losers" to try and get revenge on his captors. It is a very interesting and complicated, yet not confusing, story that is interesting all the way. It has a lot of dramatic irony in that the reader knows a lot about what Subject Seven, and other parties such as Evelyne Hope of the Janus Project, are planning that "Hunter" and the others do not know about but keeps you guessing and wondering, even after the book is done with.
I really likes the branching storylines that came together and gave different perspectives of the situation. It wasn't a must read book for me but it wasn't a bad one at all. I did enjoy it and was very intrigued by the concept that was put behind it.
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