Monday, April 03, 2006

Yesterday evening I barely left the couch, I was so riveted by Intuition by Allegra Goodman. It's the story of a group of researchers in Boston in 1985, working on a cure for cancer. One of them makes a significant breakthrough, which brings the team fame and well-needed funding. However, another one of the scientists begins to suspect that there were some improprieties in the data and tries to make her reservations known. Her efforts have drastic results on the team and on her personally and professionally. It's a tightly focused plot, exciting and smart without being too technical. The characters were entirely believable and the writing was beautiful without being obtrusive. It's definitely one of the best I've read this year.

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