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The God Gene by [Simmon, Jaymie]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1248 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (1 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008S0H7HS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,157,595 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The author describes her debut novel as "satire." So we expect ridicule or irony to expose folly or evil. And we get it by the "Shovel" ful.

Let me preface my review by saying that it takes some doing to spin the protein sequences of a single gene (the Claire gene) of a single double helix of a chromosome, in which the genes are arranged in linear order, into a 408-page novel, but Ms. Simmon has done it with élan and considerable humor.

We live in an era where a Florida resident puts a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich, purportedly containing the image of the Virgin Mary, on eBay for $22,000; a country where the image of Jesus in a frying pan makes money for Texans; the "end?" times when multiple images of Jesus and Mary are found in pancakes in - you guessed it - Florida.

So, why not non-textured non-extruded protein sequences which spell out The Ten Commandments in a gene?

This reviewer says the "good" characters are beautiful, rich and brilliant (and live in wonderful apartments and have boats). The "bad" characters also have bags of money, though possessed of complexity and back stories, scheming and detestable as they are. Big Pharma, the Catholic hierarchy, the Jesus-TV stars, self-involved politicians, know-it-all IT guys, talking heads whose main qualification is reading TelePrompTers find themselves at the point of Simmon's pen, skewered appropriately.

Lest we forget the "new age" (pronounced ahhhge) non-denominational churches, the reader will find one of those, too, complete with holograms and hot tubs. No dogmas, no problems.

Simmon is an expert at creating suspense, even in such an unlikely context.
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Great story with great range of characters, once I got into the story I was hooked and could not stop reading it. The only criticism I have is that the end came too quickly and story was over but still enjoyable non the less.
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