The Numberof Man-Has it Begun? My review
- Title: The Number of Man: The Beginning (Book 1 in The Number of Man series)
- Author: Linda Kennedy
- Format: paperback
- Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
- Genres: science fiction, political fiction, young adult
- Page number: 246
- Release date: June 15, 2020
- My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*** This post may contain spoilers. ***
Natalie Combs discovers she was not who she thought she was after the sudden death of her parents which produces information that she was adopted. In searching for her true birth parents, she discovers the unbelievable knowledge that she had been cloned and had been being tracked and watched through a RFID chip technologies.
**** I was given a copy of this book by the author but all opinions are my own. ****
When I read my first description of this book I was extremely excited about reading the book. I found myself contemplating all kinds of things about science & ethics and was very excited to begin reading The Number of Man.
The book began with a forward comprised of bible excerpts from revelations, which I found to be curious choices but decided to keep going because I assumed they were ment as reminders to the opposing views religion and science so frequently have.
At first, I found the book very enjoyable, full of descriptive details. But soon I started to wonder about the poorly chosen bible verses and began to read the book differently. By the end I understood that they were probably the perfect bible verses but they had not been given the details offered to all the other areas of the novel. Knowing this book is the first in a series, I’ve retained hope that the pieces were not intentionally ignored but strategically withheld until a time when they will have a more profound impact.
So, I now find myself facing a very tedious decision. Do I accept what I was provided and make a decision now or do I reserve my final decision until the second book has been released. If I make my decision now, I find myself feeling pressured into acknowledging a black and white view that many people having been trying to alter for a longtime. Yes religiously this view of science was common the year the book started in, 1989, but in 2012 when the majority of the book takes place there should be a huge split between what was accomplished scientifically and the ethical choices made by the scientists.
I guess what I am worried about is are their people out there still trying to vilify science when there are religious leaders out there who are now using science to try and prove some religious beliefs; like an afterlife, a soul and that God is real. I’m not ready to say everything science does is done ethically but I do think that if religion can find ways of using it to help them they need stop bad mouthing it.
Back to the book. This book was written to make you consider religion and science. What message do you think it’s trying to say? Is the message complete or does the reader need to continue with the series before the message will be made clear? I would love to get some feed back even if you haven’t read it.