Monday, October 10, 2011


They say time heals all wounds, but they're wrong.

After a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, the minds of three best friends were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries.

Two hundred and sixty years later, they have been released at last. Given new, perfect bodies, Locke and Kara awaken to a world they know nothing about, where everyone they once knew and loved is long dead.

Everyone . . . except Jenna Fox.

Locke and Kara were trapped inside their own minds with only memories of the past and each other's thoughts for company. What are the ramifications of a seclusion of that magnitude and how can a mind survive intact? CAN it? With all the leaps and bounds that science is taking today, it's completely possible that in the future a mind could be downloaded and saved, and then uploaded into a new, scientifically improved body. The Fox Inheritance explores the possible ramifications of such technology, by following the haunting story and emotional upheaval of Locke Jenkins, one of three best friends who were killed in a car crash. But were they actually dead? If their minds still live on and were then downloaded into their recreated bodies are they alive? Are they even human? The story revolves around these questions while Locke and Kara seek out the only person alive that knew them before, Jenna. But they each have a different idea of what to do when they reach her.

I really loved Locke as a narrator, and the battles he fights within his own mind and against a world he no longer understands are so real they pull at your heart. His confusion was palpable and the questions spurned from the confusion are heart wrenching. But the main question is: IS THERE REALLY A TRUE ANSWER?

An awesome story with such a creative background.

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4 stars


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