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CSFFBT-July “The Enclave” by Karen Hancock #3

I mentioned in my last post that this one might be a bit of a spoiler, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. Be warned all who read further. 🙂

The Enclave by Karen Hancock:

Alright, for the subject matter of the book, it dealt with issues of science and stuff that people have made movies out of and debated for quite awhile now. They have shown episodes of Star Trek (the old one!) dealing with some of these issues, and in my understanding, some of it is still up for debate on whether or not alot of it is right, morally, ethically, etc.

The issues I am talking about are: Cloning, Advanced Tissue Regeneration (brought to my mind kind of what people are hoping to accomplish with stem cell research and umbilical cord research), Cryogenics, (altho this was not touched on nearly as much as the others), and some other scientific subjects. The majority of it tho involved cloning. I know there are issues of where that has successfully been cloned lambs, I think I heard of a cow, and some other animals, or animal products, but in my understanding, no human has successfully been cloned yet.  One of the issues that Ms. Hancock brought up in the book was the issue of whether or not clones would have souls, and if they did, they would not be the same soul of the person that was cloned.

Then the cryogenics came in and it focused on people wanting to further their life…or spending a bunch of money to prolong their bodies long enough for scientific research to come up with cures for various ailments. I always think the process of freezing someones body in hopes that they will be cured in the future is intriguing.

 

The ATR (as stated in the book) or, Advanced Tissue Regeneration was something that really caught my eye! I was in a very bad car accident 7 years ago, and sustained multiple injuries that took me a long time to heal, when I read the part in the book about this it made me wonder if scientists really have advanced this far, and how much something would cost. But as my mom taught me, when you have a thought, follow it through to the end result. What would be the precursor to finding out these results? Would they kill innocents in their research to have better and more advanced medicine, or science? I understand that alot of the drugs we have on the market today are researched this way, and I am in no way condemning helpful medicine, or doctors, or procedures, just these thoughts that are going through my head. Would I be able to accept treatment, or have I accepted treatment that has been tested on innocent people and in turn killed them, or made their lives less livable???

Alright, back on subject. As you can see this book is not only entertaining as a great read, but it is also thought provoking, as made evident by my rabbit trailing down into wonder-land.

I loved how the idea that no matter where a person is, the word of God is active and can reach even down into the darkest of depths to reach a persons soul and convict them.

I give Karen Hancock’s book “The Enclave” two great big thumbs up! I lent it to my mom and am thinking about stealing hubby’s copy to re-read it again. And its only been 2 days since I finished the book! For me, this is what makes a book worth keeping and recommending. On if I would read it over and over again, and “The Enclave” is definitely one that I think I would pick out new stuff each time I read it for quite awhile.

For more information on this book, or blogs reviewing this book, make sure to check out the following links:

Karen Hancock’s blog (note, she recently changed to WordPress, so be sure to use this new address) – http://karenhancock.wordpress.com/

*Participants’ Links:

Brandon Barr
Jennifer Bogart
Keanan Brand
Grace Bridges
Canadianladybug
Melissa Carswell
Valerie Comer
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Janey DeMeo
Jeff Draper
Emmalyn Edwards
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Beth Goddard
Todd Michael Greene
Heather R. Hunt
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Julie
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Mike Lynch
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirtika
Eve Nielsen
Nissa
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Crista Richey
James Somers
Speculative Faith
Stephanie
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Elizabeth Williams

CSFFBT-July “The Enclave” by Karen Hancock

Alright, yesterday I talked about my love of the book “The Enclave” by Karen Hancock and one of the main characters “Lacey McHenry”. Today I would like to focus my attention to one of the other leading characters “Cameron Reinhardt”.

For those of you who have not read the book, you might just want to stay with reading my first review as this one and the one following might just give some plots away. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

Alright, Cam, as he is called in the book is somewhat of a distraction, I guess would be the right word, to me. In the beginning of the book he is portrayed to be an ignorant, blundering, clueless but genius man. Not even a man really, more of a boy in a man’s body.

Further in the book he is portrayed to drop some of his mannerisms of awkwardness and become more of a cool person, but with demons haunting him that make him awkward. Then all of a sudden he is shown to be able to cast off that persona and become someone entirely different, such as a super cool spy hero.

While I liked the character immensely, some of the changes in his personality just didn’t seem to fit in my opinion.

I would imagine that if a person was awkward and bumbling around alot, regardless of the training that he might have had at one time that he would have made more “mistakes” due to him being this different person for so long. Habits that have formed and have been continued for years and years are hard to break after just a few days. A month, maybe, but a few days…not so likely. True, a certain few are able to break these habits very quickly, but it just seemed a bit out of character for him.

 

Aside from those inconsistencies, I thought the charisma (?) between Cameron and Lacy are very interesting to see unfold, and to see how they grow to trust each other, despite the odds working against them.

 

For more information on this book, or this author, make sure to check out the following links:

Karen Hancock’s blog (note, she recently changed to WordPress, so be sure to use this new address) – http://karenhancock.wordpress.com/

*Participants’ Links:

Brandon Barr
Jennifer Bogart
Keanan Brand
Grace Bridges
Canadianladybug
Melissa Carswell
Valerie Comer
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Janey DeMeo
Jeff Draper
Emmalyn Edwards
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Beth Goddard
Todd Michael Greene
Heather R. Hunt
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Julie
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Mike Lynch
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirtika
Eve Nielsen
Nissa
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Crista Richey
James Somers
Speculative Faith
Stephanie
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Elizabeth Williams

CSFFBT-July “The Enclave” by Karen Hancock

O.k….first things first here… I LOVE this book so far!!! The book I am talking about is of course “The Enclave” by Karen Hancock.   We received it with the mail that had accumulated while we were gone on vacation to Wyoming for a family reunion. I started reading it this morning (we got back late Saturday night) and I have hardly been able to put it down since then!

I love the intrigue and the mystery and suspense in the book as well as the subject, science, in the book.  I am only a couple of chapters past “Part two” in the book, and already I have raved about it to my mom and showed her the book, which she wants to borrow after I am done with it!

The book caught me at the first sentence about someone being an idiot… I wanted to know who this person was and why they (I did not know if it was a girl or guy yet) thought he was an idiot. From that first sentence I was intrigued and like I stated earlier, I could not put it down.

Lacey McHenry is a character that at times I empathize and other times I have sympathy for her…my feelings are still out whether or not I really like her as a lead character, but they are leaning towards liking her.

*Possible spoiler next (never sure if what I type is going to spoil it for someone or enhance the experience of the book!)

Her faith in God that she is not sure she can still have and the issues she struggles with on a daily basis of peer pressure, rejection, compromise of her beliefs, and other things she goes through make her a very believable character. I keep thinking of her as real.

 As for Cameron….there is so much to be said that I don’t want to ruin the book for anyone. I might get into his character tomorrow.

 Please check out Karen Hancock’s blog at : http://karenhancock.wordpress.com/

For more info on what others think of this book, please be sure to check out the other blogs on this tour, I am sure you will find lots of opinions. 🙂

*Participants’ Links:

Brandon Barr
Jennifer Bogart
Keanan Brand
Grace Bridges
Canadianladybug
Melissa Carswell
Valerie Comer
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Janey DeMeo
Jeff Draper
Emmalyn Edwards
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Beth Goddard
Todd Michael Greene
Heather R. Hunt
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Julie
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Mike Lynch
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirtika
Eve Nielsen
Nissa
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Crista Richey
James Somers
Speculative Faith
Stephanie
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Elizabeth Williams