The Miracle Strain

by Michael Cordy | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0552145785 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Rivercassini of London, Greater London United Kingdom on 1/2/2006
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12 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Rivercassini from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, January 02, 2006
This book came from a large lot we recently bought at auction but unfortunately it is not suitable for our shop stock, so is going to be "book-crossed", so that someone else may enjoy it.

Released 14 yrs ago (1/4/2006 UTC) at by hand in Controlled Release, Given to a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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To be given to Rillaith, hopefully tomorrow.

Journal Entry 3 by Rillaith from Wokingham, Berkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 05, 2006
From Rivercassini at lunchtime :)

Had heard of this book a long time ago and been meaning to read it for years!

Journal Entry 4 by Rillaith from Wokingham, Berkshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 06, 2006
Permanent Collection

Absolutely fabulous book. Enjoyed every moment, and devoured it as fast as I could read it. So glad I finally read it, wish I hadn't waited so long! ;) It's a little bit Dan Brown, a little bit science -vs- religion (neither in a bad way), and a whole lot of engaging thriller.

Amazon says "Dr Tom Carter has invented the genescope, which can read a person's genes, their lifespan and their future from the DNA in just one hair follicle. When a genoscope scan reveals that his daughter, Holly, has an incurable brain disease, he turns to a secret brotherhood in the search for a miracle." I don't think this really does it justice, sounding rather dull and dreary, when the reality is a book that I sat reading in the car park at the station, trying to put it down so I could drive home after work!


Would like to hang onto this, so will fish for interest in this as a book ring.


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Participants
Nyassa (France)
PatchworkPerson (UK)
Dsc (UK)
Scarlett17 (UK)
Elestr (UK)
Sadogs (UK) [EUR]
Sunflowergirl (UK)
Spacecadetlv426 (UK) [UK]
Dolph1n (UK) - currently here
Candy-is-dandy (UK)
calalilly (UK)
Musicgirl4 (UK)

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and then back to me, Rillaith (UK)

Journal Entry 5 by Rillaith at Bookring in to another bookcrosser, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (2/16/2006 UTC) at Bookring in to another bookcrosser, By Post -- Controlled Releases

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Putting in the post to Nyassa on the first leg of a book ring.

Journal Entry 6 by nyassa from Deal, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, February 20, 2006
Arrived safe and sound today (with extra goodies!), many thanks on both counts.

Journal Entry 7 by nyassa from Deal, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 01, 2006
I really did enjoy it, and raced through it - genetics with a twist! Recommended.

As I finished it far more quickly than expected I have yet to get PatchworkPerson's address, but I will get it off to the next in line as fast as I can.

Journal Entry 8 by PatchworkPerson from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Received safely from nyassa (thank you for the choccies!).

Journal Entry 9 by PatchworkPerson from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 26, 2006
What an entralling read! This is one of those books that I just HAD to keep reading - finished at 3.45 this morning. Reminiscent of The Da Vinci Code but with a medical science slant.

Journal Entry 10 by PatchworkPerson from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 27, 2006
On it's way to dsc.

Journal Entry 11 by dsc from Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Received today, safe and well, along with a little choccie treat, thank you very much Geraldine!
Next on TBR pile.

(Update 3.4.06 - starting this today)

Journal Entry 12 by dsc from Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 10, 2006
Just finished reading this over breakfast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and wondered how good it would be if the miracle strain did exist. But the moral dilemma at the end did make sense too.
Yes it was a bit Dan Brown - but this book was written first - with secret societies etc but still a really good unputdownable read.
Sending on to Scarlett17 today.

Journal Entry 13 by Scarlett17 from Bexley, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, April 16, 2006
This book arrived yesterday along with some sweeties (thank you Dsc!) and as soon as I've finished the book I'm reading I'll start it straight away.

Journal Entry 14 by Scarlett17 from Bexley, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, April 21, 2006
I loved this book! So many twists and turns, lots of ethical dilemmas and a really gripping read. It's very pacey, human without being sentimental and believable.
Posted on today to Elestr

Journal Entry 15 by Elestr from Kimberley, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Received at the weekend - sorry for not journalling then. Fantastic book. I think this is the best story I have read all year.
Going to Sadogs when I get their address.
Thank you

Iris/Elestr:)

Journal Entry 16 by sadogs from Telford , Shropshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 08, 2006
Received this book at the end of the week, but due to a mad and hectic weekend have only been able to log on tonight. Will be reading it asap.

Journal Entry 17 by sadogs from Telford , Shropshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 21, 2006
Marvellous book! A really enjoyable read. Thank you. Will send onto Sunflowergirl as soon as I get her address.

Journal Entry 18 by sadogs from Telford , Shropshire United Kingdom on Friday, June 02, 2006
Posted to Sunflowergirl today

Journal Entry 19 by sunflowergirl from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
The book arrived here this morning, thank you. I'm really looking forward to reading it, I just have one ring book to read ahead of it. I'm in the middle of exams at the moment (for the next three weeks) so I may be a bit slower to read this than I would like, I promise I won't hold on to it for too long though. I'll journal it again when I've read it.

Journal Entry 20 by sunflowergirl from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Just letting everyone know that this book is still with me. I am halfway through reading it now. My exams have taken up so much time that I haven't had much left over for reading. If you want me to pass this book on soon I am happy to do so, please just let me know. Otherwise I will pass it on as soon as I can and will try not to be too much longer with it.

Journal Entry 21 by sunflowergirl from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Monday, July 10, 2006
I finally finished reading this book! I'm sorry that I've had it for quite a while. I did really enjoy reading it once I got into it and am really glad I had the chance to read it, so thank you for letting me join this book ring. I loved all the stuff about the ethics of what the scientists were doing, it really gave me something to think about. I thought the book dragged a little in places but on the whole it was very hard to put down once I started reading it.

I've passed the book to spacecadetlv426 this morning so he'll be journalling it soon to say he's got it.

Journal Entry 22 by spacecadetlv426 from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 21, 2006
My girlfriend (sunflowergirl) passed this book on to me about four weeks ago. I thought I'd better write a journal entry to let you know that the book is still with me. I'm now part way through it and shouldn't be too much longer reading it. Hope this is ok.

Journal Entry 23 by spacecadetlv426 from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 08, 2006
I enjoyed reading this book. Some of the issues that arose I feel could have been explored further, for example the conflicts between science and religion. Towards the end of the book I thought that it became a little predictable and the ending was a little disappointing as it left me wanting the writer to explore the issues he had raised in the last chapter further.

Thanks for letting me join this book ring.

I've already PM'd dolph1n and will send the book on once I have an address.

Journal Entry 24 by spacecadetlv426 from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 15, 2006
Sorry for the delay in posting this book on. I had computer problems and couldn't access my email. In the end my girlfriend contacted dolph1n and got her address for me. I'll post the book this afternoon.

Journal Entry 25 by dolph1n from Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 18, 2006
Received today, thank you. Don't worry about being late sending it I have several rings ahead of it.

Journal Entry 26 by dolph1n from Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Loved it, loved it, loved it! Fantastic, believable story, great characters, secret societies and genetics(my passion). What more could you want from a book?
Thanks Rillaith for sharing it. On its way to Candy-is-dandy

Journal Entry 27 by wingcandy-is-dandywing from Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, October 16, 2006
What a lot of positive reviews! I look forward to reading this - thanks for sharing Rillaith!

Journal Entry 28 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, November 03, 2014
This book has been neglected - gathering dust on my bookshelf. I have offered it back to Rillaith but if not wanted will move it on for new readers to enjoy.

Journal Entry 29 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Fox and Raven pub in Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (1/6/2015 UTC) at Fox and Raven pub in Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom

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Taking to the Chelmsford bookcrossing meet. Left in the porch of the pub.

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