The Brothers Cro-Magnon was not what I had hoped it would be, but I still think that it is a great idea for a novel, and that many would enjoy this book. I was hoping to start the year off with a bang, but so far, I have read 2 poopers and this “OK” book. My to read pile looks promising however, and it is my hope that I will be reading some amazing stories this coming week.
The Brothers Cro-Magnon
by Roger Pepper
TrekkerPress (2014) Paperback, 324 pages
I didn’t love or hate this book- I enjoyed various aspects of the story, while at times, I felt that
certain points of the dialog were either unnecessary, or bloated. The story revolves around a small, clandestine group of scientists producing Cro-magnon/Human hybrids, as well as some Mammoths, via insemination of frozen, ancient sperm is a stretch, but leaves room for an exciting, or at the least, entertaining story. This book may have just been ok for me, but I can see how it would appeal to many readers of Michael Crichton. I really believe that if the writing was a little more cohesive, and the story tightened up some, this would be a 4 star book, because it is a great idea, just not executed as well as I had hoped.
(3 out of 5)
When I wasn’t wishing for a better book, I was listening to The Bad Brains – Rock for Light. This was produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars, and when the volume is raised, it will send chills up your spine.
Listen to the full album on Youtube HERE