- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Press (19 Nov. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936113112
- ISBN-13: 978-1936113118
- Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 2 x 14 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 550,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Honest Look Paperback – 19 Nov 2010
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The protagonist of "The Honest Look", Claire Cyrus (no relation of Miley I hope) is one of the straddlers. She has just completed a PhD in biology, but is more passionate about writing and reading poetry than about her science, which involves a monstrous proteomic analysis instrument, a machine with the size, complexity, and neediness of the Beckman model E ultracentrifuge from the 1960s (no, I'm not that old, but my PhD supervisor still used two of these in the 90s).
Adding to the culture shock is the fact that her first post-doctoral appointment, taking care of the first commercial specimen of that machine, is in a biotech start-up, where we have the corporate culture conflicting with her hitherto purely academic upbringing. A third cultural divide opens up as the company in question is based in the Netherlands, but most of the scientific staff members are Brits who migrated there with the scientific founders. Oh, and our heroine is bilingual, the child of a Spanish mother and British father.
Unlike Rohn's first lablit novel, "...Read more ›
My only quibble is not with the book itself but with the Kindle version: from time to time (perhaps 3-4 times in the book) a line of text seemed to get lost in the page transition.
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Fabulous book - as a woman scientist it is great to have a book reminiscent of the world I inhabit daily but with a note of intrigue missing in the daily grind.Published 12 months ago by Pam D.
I found The Honest Look by Jennifer Rohn to be a hugely enjoyable read. The colourful descriptive text brought Amsterdam to life, creating the setting for a series of engaging... Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2012 by dersays