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Generation (A medical thriller)

Generation (A medical thriller) [Kindle Edition]

William Knight
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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A man emerges from the sodden undergrowth, lost, lonely and starving he is mown down by a speeding car on the edge of a remote forest.

Rumours of ghostly apparitions haunt a rural Northumberland community.

A renowned forensic research establishment is troubled by impossible results and unprecedented interference from an influential drug company.

Hendrix 'Aitch' Harrison is a tech-phobic journalist who must link these events together.

Normally side-lined to investigate UFOs and big-beast myths, but thrust into world of cynical corporate motivations, Hendrix is aided by a determined and ambitious entomologist. Together they delve into a grisly world of clinical trials and a viral treatment beyond imagining.

In a chase of escalating dangers, Aitch must battle more than his fear of technology to expose the macabre fate of the drugged victims donated to scientific research.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 490 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B0084V8LFI
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Standing Hare Publishing Company; 2 edition (22 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005YHZ9ZU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #238,922 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant suspense 16 Nov 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I've now read this, at a sitting. Brilliant: the science is convincing enough in detail, as is other technical stuff; the premise is almost believable, good enough anyway for us to be happy to suspend disbelief; the plotting is complicated and full of twists and suspense; the ending is satisfying (baddies get their deserts etc.); and we are left with ...? To say he has read Le Carre and Grisham is not an insult. Thoroughly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, Intelligent, True horror 9 Nov 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
What price eternal life? A dead prison harbouring a living mind.
This is the premise of Generation, a completely original take on the living dead.

I'm a great fan of horror and for me the best, like this, offer a stage to play out more troubling implications.
With a world of zombie novels clamouring for attention William Knight has provided a view, through flyblown eyes, of what life as the dead could be like.
Poetic and poignant, I found myself asking, would I go there? Is my drive for life so strong I could view my own decay?

Generation is a multi-levelled horror that does not shirk from the gorier details whilst building on a truly horrific theme.
Well researched, William Knight provides a putrid taste of things to come.
Following the strong central character, Hendrix, the horrible possibilities of genetic engineering are revealed.
The story starts so innocently, escalating rapidly into a conspiracy cocktail turned real.
The efforts of the powerful to hide their actions pushing Hendrix into revealing deeper secrets.
Each step closer to the truth raising the stakes and opening the door to further horror.

On one level it shows the collapse of morality when tempted by limitless profit.
On another it shows the extremes people will face when pursued and defamed.
Then there are the motivations of those offered an apparent escape from death.
Trapped between them are the stars of the show, the dead.
Beautifully written, these tragic characters elicit real sympathy as they exude Struldbrugian sadness.
Each of the dead is trapped in a recurring nightmare from which the only escape is torment and fire, consigned to hell.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not my genre, but I couldn't put it down anyway! 12 Nov 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This isn't my usual genre but twists had me hooked so that I found it increasingly hard to put the book down. I especially like the way the zombies narrate their side of the story. Enjoyed it. Would like to know what happens next...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable! 30 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
"I thoroughly enjoyed this engaging and disturbingly plausible tale of drug company greed and the grisly consequences. Well done William Knight!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quality of Life? 26 April 2013
By Antony
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Can hardly be described as a 'fun' read but it was certainly entertaining. Another take entirely on the push for longevity. Continuing life in 'Generation' had no resemblance to the easy extensions felt in films like 'Highlander' or any of the other eternal life movie scenarios. The opening Case Number SW0112 was horrific and perfectly detailed in its imagery. You could feel the clinging damp earth.
One good thing about the various 'cases' was that they didn't seem to experience pain.
The main characters were well enough drawn to make them if not utterly believable then certainly worth following to see what transpires. Older readers will more easily identify with Aitch's wariness of social media and modern devices than Tweeters and those with blurring mobile-activating thumbs.
The descriptions of most of the 'cases' and their decaying conditions and dire situations was well done and evocative. All in all this passed a few hours and maybe gave a moment's pause that all in a genetically modified world future might not be entirely plain sailing. But only a moment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sped through this book 19 Jan 2013
By Hezi
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This book was so good,taking on crime with horror.Well written and kept me hooked all through the story.Well done William Knight
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5.0 out of 5 stars Once I got into it, I couldn't put it down 25 Sep 2012
By Peri
What an scarily true something you might seem on the news!

So at the start I found it hard to deal with the different points of view, all told from the third person, but between p 50 and 80, I was so hooked I finished the book in a single setting, having thoroughly enjoyed it, although left with a a shiver, that this could actually happen!

It has the twists and turns, of coma, shocks of Kay Scarpetta novels and many others. I am very glad I bought and read this book, and recommend it to others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book! 15 July 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was my first digital book read. Finished it in about 3 sessions and could not wait to get back to the story. Very thought provoking and innovative. Well up there with all the best selling novels. I'm not a scientist but it all seemed very real and possible, as well as ethically topical. Would recommend to anyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars creepy yet compelling page-turner
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Generation by William Knight

What do you get when you combine a medical/crime thriller with science fiction/horror? Read more
Published 7 months ago by AIA Reviewers
3.0 out of 5 stars Starts well
Starts well, with a great story line this could have been an excellent book. I read 75% positively hooked, but then this is a thriller and inevitably the final section has been... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Bugly
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling and throughly enjoyable read
No need to rely on gratuitous flesh eating zombies for suspense and thrills here, instead Knight has managed to create a more terrifying prospect by creating a seemingly plausable... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Sarah J
4.0 out of 5 stars Blog Tour - Review
I was given the opportunity to read this book for a Novel Publicity blog tour... and as soon as I read the blurb I wasn't sure whether I would like it or not, and then I read the... Read more
Published on 5 April 2012 by J. T. Eastwood
5.0 out of 5 stars This was fabulous!
Well, I finished this after staying up till 4.30 am (because I couldn't put the damn thing down!) and began writing this review as soon as my head could conceivably leave the... Read more
Published on 2 April 2012 by S. Wharton
3.0 out of 5 stars Effective Thriller
I'll be honest with you. Crime thrillers are not the first books I reach for in a bookshop but I do sometimes like to delve in on occasion to keep my reading varied. Read more
Published on 16 Mar 2012 by D Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Michael Crichton meets C.S.I.
Hendrix `Aitch' Harrison has been known to discover some unusual cases during his employment as a techno-phobe journalist at Strange Phenomena and at times it seems like he's on... Read more
Published on 12 Mar 2012 by D. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read that leaves you thinking
Never really got into the zombie thriller genre but I couldn't put this one down, perhaps because it's so much more than that. Read more
Published on 29 Jan 2012 by Simon Randall
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