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Side Effects
by Nancy Fisher | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by Lokum of Wolverhampton, West Midlands United Kingdom on 3/5/2006
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by AnonymousFinder): travelling


5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Lokum from Wolverhampton, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, March 05, 2006

This book has not been rated.

To be read. 


Journal Entry 2 by Lokum from Wolverhampton, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 09, 2006

8 out of 10

A gripping medical mystery. Its a good reminder that vanity can be a dangerous thing if taken too extremes. 


Journal Entry 3 by Lokum from Wolverhampton, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, June 02, 2006

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Book sent to dutch-flybaby 


Journal Entry 4 by dutch-flybabe from Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, June 09, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Found this book in the mail today. Thanks for trading Lokum! 


Journal Entry 5 by dutch-flybabe from Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Saturday, August 12, 2006

7 out of 10

I finished reading this delectable book in three days. Very much in the same style as Robin Cook, even down to the hasty end :-) I wouldn't mind at all reading another book from this author.
I'm going to try to find another dutch bookcrosser who wants to read this book, because it's very expensive to mail.

From amazon.com:
'Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
Despite a slow start and an awkward narrative device, this medical thriller does take off, maintaining a fast pace until its satisfying denouement. Tired of the slow burn of emergency medicine at New York General, Dr. Kate Martin eagerly accepts pharmaceutical company Randall Webber's offer to become its medical consultant for the launch of Genelife, a miraculous new drug capable of turning back the clock. Using the small medicated patch herself, Kate becomes the official spokesperson for the drug until she begins to notice some serious side effects and questions both Genelife's ingredients and the consequences of its long-term use. Kate teams up with Steve Kavett, an anthropologist whose brother-in-law originally developed Genelife and has since disappeared. The two soon uncover a corporate conspiracy ranging from Connecticut to Florida to Switzerland and explosive evidence that Genelife is not what it seems. Realistic in both scope and description, Fisher has created likable characters and thrown in just the right amount of anthropology, biomedicine, ecology, pharmacology, romance and intrigue. Though there are a few inconsistencies, more troubling is Fisher's use of multiple narrators, a strategy which undermines the plot and stoops to the ridiculous when even Kate's dog is given a point of view. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Publishers Weekly
"Just the right amount of anthropology, biomedicine, ecology, pharmacology, romance and intrigue. Maintains a fast pace until its satisfying denouement."

Book Description
Genelife is a breakthrough drug that restores youth and vitality with stunning speed. But when Dr. Kate Martin joins its marketing team, she is plunged into a nightmarish labyrinth that takes her from the board room to the rain forest, from the inner sanctum of a Japanese conglomerate to a secret laboratory, as she hazards her life to discover the terrifying truth behind this so-called medical miracle.

About the Author
Nancy Fisher is an award-winning creator, director and producer of home and corporate videos as well as two national cable television series. She was formerly an advertising agency creative director in New York and London. Her other novels are Vital Parts, Code Red, and Code Blue.' 


Journal Entry 6 by dutch-flybabe at on Friday, October 13, 2006

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Released 11 yrs ago (10/14/2006 UTC) at

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I'm taking this book with me to the opening of OBCZGouda to give to AnnevO. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 7 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, October 14, 2006

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Tijdens de openingsmeeting in de OBCZ-Gouda gekregen. 


Journal Entry 8 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, October 14, 2006

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*** Dit boek gaat naar EmEli zodra ik het uit heb *** 


Journal Entry 9 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, October 19, 2006

8 out of 10

I'm addicted to medical thrillers and was very pleased with this book. It's not as clear written as the books by Cook, Gerritsen or Palmer, but I liked the subject, the characters and the plot.

I'll be sending this book to EmEli this weekend. 


Journal Entry 10 by EmEli from Voorschoten, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, October 25, 2006

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I received the book today, thank you! 


Journal Entry 11 by EmEli from Voorschoten, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

8 out of 10

Very enjoyable book. I really like medical thrillers and this one was good with an interesting plot. 


Journal Entry 12 by EmEli at bushalte bij CHDR in Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (11/19/2008 UTC) at bushalte bij CHDR in Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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This book was released for the Dutch BC-monopoly game week 17. It's a free release as we crossed START.
One of the things the Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR) in Leiden does is test new drugs on healthy people to establish the safe dosage and look for side effects. I therefore thought it fitting to leave this book on the seat of the bus stop next to their building. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Saturday, November 22, 2008

6 out of 10

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CAUGHT IN LEIDEN ZUID-HOLLAND NEDERLAND 


Journal Entry 14 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Sunday, May 03, 2009

8 out of 10

I got the book from a fellow student who caught it in Leiden where it was left near the Centre for Human Drug Research. I'm planning to release it somewhere in Amsterdam or my own place.

CAUGHT IN LEIDEN ZUID-HOLLAND NETHERLANDS 


Journal Entry 15 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Thursday, June 11, 2009

6 out of 10

The book "side effects" was given to me by a student because I teach pharmacology.
The book provides an interesting look at the business and ethics of drug development. The conflicts, uncertainties, politics, and the money-hungry marketers that are presented are real. But the story is unreal as there is only one antagonist. In real life there are too many people involved to let just one money-grubbing bastard to manipulate the process from beginning to end.
I will pass it on to others in drug development to see what they think.

CAUGHT IN LEIDEN ZUID-HOLLAND NEDERLAND 


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