The Curiosity

The Curiosity

Book - 2013 | First edition.
Average Rating:
Rate this:
After discovering the body of a man buried deep in the Arctic ice, Dr. Kate Philo and her team bring him back to life in their Boston lab, igniting a media firestorm that forces them to decide how far they are willing to go to protect their experiment.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780062221063
Branch Call Number: FIC KIERNAN
Characteristics: 434 pages ; 24 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
ontherideau Aug 03, 2016

Stephen P. Kiernan has written a thoughtful yarn about a scientific exploration that yields an unexpected discovery. It is fiction of course but the ethical concerns that are raised are pertinent . Life, love and humanity.
Any heart surgeons out there? Will a heart that is being transplanted really start beating on it's own once in the new chest?

Nov 20, 2014

This was one of the best books I've read in a long time. It was really too bad they didn't cure Jeremiah, though.

Loretta10701 Oct 26, 2014

recommendation from NPR

Feb 09, 2014

thoroughly enjoyed the book and like others have said, it was a real page turner!

Jan 01, 2014

Really good read. I liked the different characters writing the chapters from their own perspectives-nice touch.

Jul 29, 2013

I agree with Jane MM - I also couldn't put it down & read it in 2 days. There is a lot to ponder - science,morality, ethics, politics, the media. It is the author's first novel; hopefully he writes more. It seemed very real for fiction - even references to the Boston marathon bombings. A very interesting read.

Jul 29, 2013

Fascinating and compelling story, a real page turner. Lots of ethical and moral questions - a snapshot on today's society as seen through the eyes of someone born more than a hundred years ago. Also a modern day story located in Boston, Mass. with its share of romance, politics, egotism and good ol' fashioned manners. I read this in two days, couldn't put it down.. Hope there might be a sequel,, as a few unanswered questions. Recommended to anyone who enjoys fictions with lots of interesting historical, social and ethical content. Plus a wonderful story!

Jul 25, 2013

I believe this was originally called Encino Man.


Add a Quote
Sonjahv Jul 27, 2014

"You've stirred I your bed, watched the clock grip away a tedious hour, mashed your pillows and tugged your sheets, and still your mind can't stop a cycle of thought that spirals only to the end of this project, straight to ruin." -Contamination.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Sno-Isle Libraries

To Top