Friday, July 25, 2014

Blog tour: The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan

Author: Stephen P. Kiernan
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks;
Date of publication:  Reprint edition (July 1, 2014)

What if the love of your life died decades before you were born?

When Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team discover the body of a man buried deep in the Arctic ice, her egocentric and paranoid boss, Erastus Carthage, orders the frozen man to be brought to his lab in Boston and reanimated. The endeavor is named The Lazarus Project, and as the man, Jeremiah Rice, begins to regain his memories, the last thing he recalls is falling overboard into the Arctic Ocean in 1906. When news of the project breaks, it ignites a media firestorm and protests by religious fundamentalists.

Thrown together by fate, Kate and Jeremiah grow closer. But the clock is ticking and Jeremiah’s new life is slipping away. With Carthage planning to exploit Jeremiah while he can, Kate must decide how far she is willing to go to protect the man she has come to love. A gripping, poignant, and thoroughly original thriller, The Curiosity raises disturbing questions about the very nature of life and humanity.

When I saw the synopsis for The Curiosity, I was intrigued enough to sign up for the tour.  What could be more exciting than a man brought back to life after almost 100 years in a block of ice?  Sadly, the book never got exciting for me.  I think I am in the minority for this book.  It has received very good reviews.  While I thought it was well written, I just found myself not being able to get into it.  I kept putting it down in favor of other books and finally gave up after about 25%.  I think it really is a case of just not connecting with a set of characters and story-line.  I'll chalk it up to not being for me, but I say still give it a shot.  Maybe you will like it.  Check out what others on the tour are saying below.

About the author:

Stephen P. Kiernan is a journalist with an M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an M.F.A. in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of two works of nonfiction, Last Rights and Authentic Patriotism, and has been awarded the Brechner Center’s Freedom of Information Award, the Scripps Howard Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment, and the George Polk Award. He lives in Vermont with his two sons. The Curiosity is his first novel.

Find out more about Stephen at his website and connect with him on Facebook.
Stephen is taking over the @harpercollins Twitter account on Thursday July 17th from 2-4pm ET! Please swing by and keep him busy with your questions!

Purchase Links

Stephen’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, July 1st: Booksie’s Blog
Wednesday, July 2nd: Book Loving Hippo
Monday, July 7th: More Than Just Magic
Tuesday, July 8th: Book Hooked Blog
Thursday, July 10th: Ace and Hoser Blook
Wednesday, July 16th: Literary Feline
Monday, July 21st: Bookshelf Fantasies
Friday, July 25th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, July 31st: Books à la Mode

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to see that this one didn't work for you but thanks for being a part of the tour.