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Gurglings of a Putrid Stream

Thoughts on books and other assorted topics.

See also:  http://goppf.wikidot.com/swstart

My name:  Brian Martin

Shock by Robin Cook

Shock - Robin Cook

A couple of Harvard coeds (graduate students, actually) decide they want to find out if any progeny resulted from their donation of eggs at an infertility clinic. Of course, the only way to accomplish this goal is by breaking the law: assuming fake identities to find jobs at the clinic, stealing access cards, hacking into the computer system, and so on. Nothing illustrates the utter implausibility of this story more than the fact that the women not only allow just one day for this adventure, but actually succeed in that timeframe. Oh, and they uncover shocking secrets, too, from cloning to murder.