“When human evolution occurs, we will soon vanish from the face of the earth. We will suffer the same fate that befell Peking man and the Neanderthals.”
I really tried hard to like this but I could never really get all that interested in this book. It felt far too long and I was far too bored by it. The characters were all underdeveloped and that is why I never really cared about any of them. There was a ton of science in this book and it tended to become technical and boring like this passage:
The extraction procedure isolated the nonpolar organic materials of the reaction mixture into a nonpolar organic solvent, leaving behind the unwanted polar constituents in a polar water phase.
How do you expect me to stay interested in the story, let alone awake, while reading that? There was some action in this book that I found pretty exciting but that just couldn't make up for the rest of the book.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the galley.