State of Wonder
Publish date: June 6th 2011
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
State of Wonder tells the story of Miranda, a scientist who works for a big pharmaceutical company. After her colleague Anders has died in the Amazonian rain forest, the company sends her to find out what has happened to Anders and how advanced the research of Dr. Swenson, the former mentor of Miran...
Dr. Marina Singh is stunned to hear that her lab mate, Anders Eckman has died after travelling to the Amazon on company business. Pushed by her boss and compelled ny Anders wife, Marina undertakes her own trip into the jungle to learn the details of why Anders died and to finish the job he for which...
I've read this twice and it simply gets better with every read.
What a journey this book takes you on. Deeper and deeper, coiling the tension, or, more often, taking a turn you'd barely had the wherewithal to anticipate. The story is clearly modeled on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, except I really liked it. ;) A pharmaceutical company is developing an imp...
State of Wonder is an excellent, character-driven, imaginative, inspirational story and, in my opinion, Ann Patchett's best to-date. Set mostly in the Amazon jungle it does evoke the emotional moving of that exotic place, but in a grounded, gritty, realistic way. It is nuanced with many levels and...
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