Parasites Like Us

I reluctantly include this in the Sci/Fi/Fantasy category. The science fiction only appeared in the last couple of chapters. In fact, this would have made a very interesting short story…we could have very
easily done without the first 5 chapters of the book.

As with most of the novels based on the life of academics, the main character in the book, Hank Hannah, a tenured Anthropology professor, was not a very inspiring character. The professors that the book group have read about all seam to be very wishy-washy individuals who have no solid moral moorings to assist them in making the life-changing decisions inevitably faced by leading characters. Dr. Hank was sadly no exception.

I’m not inclined to write too much more about the plot of this book. Suffice it to say that the book described on the book jacket is not the book you get to read…overall, an extreme disappointment.

Posted by jfer at May 2, 2004 10:15 AM | TrackBack

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