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  1. says:

    I won this book in a First Reads giveaway, thanks Roger This was a very entertaining read and I enjoyed it The story was original and kept me wanting to find out Obviously, the reader has to have a suspension of disbelief but if you read a lot of fiction then that shouldn t be an issue The writing for the most part was good, there were a few mistakes and some parts that didn t seem to flow with the rest of the language, but it was overall very well done Corky was a great character She wasn t afraid to get her hands dirty I liked how she wasn t a damsel in distress The brothers were interesting Smerd was my favorite out of the bunch I was pleasantly surprised by him If you like Russian culture and pre historic history with a little bit of modern action thrown in, you will enjoy this book


  2. says:

    Roger Pepper is a retired aerospace materials engineer and his The Brothers Cro Magnon is an imaginative attempt at melding prehistoric elements with modern environmental and biological science It s an adventurous quest that s often attempted but seldom ends with any authenticity Pepper has done better than many others.The plot of this novel, exploring the use of both human and animal sperm that has been preserved in pure ice from prehistoric times in impregnating modern humans and animals to recreate ancient creatures, is farce on its face and makes an unlikely subject for the persnickety reader Pepper, however, doesn t shrink from the task and actually makes a bold attempt at credibility.A New York reporter returns to her Siberian homeland to interview a Russian paleontologist about the rebirth of ancient mammoths through the judicious use of live sperm recovered from frozen fossils She gets than she bargains for when the story about the recreation of four brothers with ancient sperm surfaces Even disturbing is the suspicion that she might be the sister of the four brothers, a quartet of murderous mad men who destroy those who threaten their existence There s havoc as the recreated mammoths get loose, the reporter gets imprisoned for trying to escape from mad scientists, the Russian secret police get nasty, ravenous polar bears search for mammoth and human flesh, and the frozen environment threatens to cover everything in its deadly blanket That s all I m telling you Pepper gets it all welded together while taking big scientific liberties The writing, at times, is somewhat sophomoric and the dialogue is stilted in places On the plus side, he does a good job with his characterizations, distributing good and bad behavior to the right people, and keeping them distinct in the reader s mind The scenic descriptions are also well done.This is an entertaining read if reality can be ignored Action scenes are well written and keep the reader engrossed Many chases and cold weather encounters add magnetism I recommend it as a pleasant interlude before tackling heavyweight Tom Clancy s realistic material.


  3. says:

    Where do my book ideas come from During a flight from Moscow to Kazakhstan, it struck me how beautiful the Tien Shan Mountains looked all decked in white and how ugly they could become with global warming But what about when the permafrost melts in Siberia, now there really had to be a story there Gradually, Corky Mason, the heroine of The Brothers Cro Magnon, came into being and told me the story of how she fell in love with a baby mammoth and came within a polar bear s whisker of being a cavewoman.


  4. says:

    I did not win this book on Goodreads First reads The author contacted me in order to send me his book I am very glad that he did This is an awesome story It s a little violent and action packed, but with a lot of touching moments in between When I was unable to read this book, I continually wondered what was going to happen next and did not want the story to end The characters are well done and the scenery descriptions makes you, almost, think you are in Siberia in your mind I could picture everything This story is brilliantly written


  5. says:

    Liked this book I would rate it 3.5 4 Sort of Incredible the Russians found sperm on a frozen Female and were able to impregnate modern women with it AND to raise 4 cro magnon brothers and mammoths in a secret facility in Russia.


  6. says:

    An Editor could make this a five star read We re all clay, created by evolution and molded by life on Earth Dr Stu Uhlig, The Brothers Cro Magnon The tissue cut clearly shows blood vessels with strong walls Inside the vessels there is haemolysed blood, where for the first time we have found erythrocytes Muscle and adipose tissues are well preserved We have also obtained very well visualised migrating cells of the lymphoid tissue, which is another great discovery The upper part of the carcass has been eaten by animals, yet the lower part with the legs and, astonishingly, the trunk are very well preserved Viktoria Egorova, chief of the Research and Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory of the Medical Clinic of North Eastern Federal University She was thrown away like trash A simple Neanderthal woman, she was gang raped probably by the new dominant species to come along, the Cro Magnon Modern man s predecessor and just as vicious They finished with her, then they threw her into a crevasse where she died and froze, the sperm of her rapists frozen on her thighs We can t, of course, know what her name was, or if she even had one So they called her Galine God Has Redeemed Her rape, her cold and lonely death, were not the last of the indignities heaped upon her No Bureaucracy had the dubious pleasure of heaping ignominy upon her poor corpse They burned her Ah well, maybe that is for the best To be placed in a glass case and stared at by the ignorant and unwashed would perhaps have been even worse But the last, the worst humiliation of all Some of the sperm is alive It is viable.And it has been used for insemination.What could possibly go wrong Now Catherine Corky Mason is in Khatanga, right up near the North Pole Quite a change from her last ten year posting in the Middle East Which is worse Heat exhaustion and sand in your panties, or freezing the skin off your body in 90 below with a stiff wind Seeing as how her luggage is lost in Moscow, well, you get the picture In Khatanga at the urging of her editor at the New York Herald, Corky is theoretically on vacation, but she is also there to write a story about the cloning of a perfect mammoth specimen retrieved from the Siberian ice The actual request came from a crazy Russian paleontologist named Zuyev A man who has an unhealthy interest in Corky an interest that soon turns deadly For Zuyev is convinced that Corky is the only sister of four very special brothers Cro Magnon brothers, born from the sperm of Galine s rapists Brothers who have a lot in common with their sadistic sperm donors The hubris of man, the reach for glory, for fame, for ones name to carry through the centuries But to what effect Photo courtesy of Sciencephoto.com Yes, the Cro Magnon people buried their dead The Brothers Cro Magnon has its pluses and minuses I was absolutely captivated by the concepts of the story The work on the Vindija 80 Vi 80 sample led to the first viable steps in unraveling Neanderthal genomics Today, the Neanderthal genome is an abstract string of billions of DNA letters stored in computer databases But that doesn t mean that it will stay that way As for the mammoth cloning In May of 2013 scientists from the Siberian Northeastern Federal University unearthed an absolutely amazing find On Maly Lyakhovsky Island they found the corpse of a mammoth in the permafrost A corpse which, During excavations, the carcass oozed a dark red liquid that may have been fresh mammoth blood In fact, the mammoth meat was reportedly fresh enough that one of the scientists took a bite of it The female mammoth, nicknamed Buttercup, lived about 40,000 years ago And she was so well preserved, she actually bled So, Roger Pepper has his science pat, though a bit ahead of its time What bothered me, what always bothers me, is the rough, very rough, editorial work It would have been much better if the prose was tightened up, and especially if the continuity, logic and flow were handled by a good editor It was frustrating and dragged me out of the story than I like Otherwise A solid entry into the pseudo scientific A worthwhile read for anyone who finds the subject matter interesting.


  7. says:

    We re all clay, created by evolution and molded by life on Earth Dr Stu Uhlig, The Brothers Cro Magnon The tissue cut clearly shows blood vessels with strong walls Inside the vessels there is haemolysed blood, where for the first time we have found erythrocytes Muscle and adipose tissues are well preserved We have also obtained very well visualised migrating cells of the lymphoid tissue, which is another great discovery The upper part of the carcass has been eaten by animals, yet the lower part with the legs and, astonishingly, the trunk are very well preserved Viktoria Egorova, chief of the Research and Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory of the Medical Clinic of North Eastern Federal UniversityShe was thrown away like trash A simple Neanderthal woman, she was gang raped probably by the new dominant species to come along, the Cro Magnon Modern man s predecessor and just as vicious They finished with her, then they threw her into a crevasse where she died and froze, the sperm of her rapists frozen on her thighs We can t, of course, know what her name was, or if she even had one So they called her Galine God Has Redeemed Her rape, her cold and lonely death, were not the last of the indignities heaped upon her No Bureaucracy had the dubious pleasure of heaping ignominy upon her poor corpse They burned her Ah well, maybe that is for the best To be placed in a glass case and stared at by the ignorant and unwashed would perhaps have been even worse But the last, the worst humiliation of all Some of the sperm is alive It is viable.And it has been used for insemination.What could possibly go wrong Now Catherine Corky Mason is in Khatanga, right up near the North Pole Quite a change from her last ten year posting in the Middle East Which is worse Heat exhaustion and sand in your panties, or freezing the skin off your body in 90 below with a stiff wind Seeing as how her luggage is lost in Moscow, well, you get the picture.In Khatanga at the urging of her editor at the New York Herald, Corky is theoretically on A threatened Northern spotted owl in a fresh clear cut.vacation, but she is also there to write a story about the cloning of a perfect mammoth specimen retrieved from the Siberian ice The actual request came from a crazy Russian paleontologist named Zuyev A man who has an unhealthy interest in Corky an interest that soon turns deadly For Zuyev is convinced that Corky is the only sister of four very special brothers Cro Magnon brothers, born from the sperm of Galine s rapists Brothers who have a lot in common with their sadistic sperm donors The hubris of man, the reach for glory, for fame, for ones name to carry through the centuries But to what effect Cro Magnon skeletonPhoto courtesy of Sciencephoto.com Yes, the Cro Magnon people buried their dead.The Brothers Cro Magnon has its plusses and minuses I was absolutely captivated by the concepts of the story The work on the Vindija 80 Vi 80 sample led to the first viable steps in unraveling Neanderthal genomics Today, the Neanderthal genome is an abstract string of billions of DNA letters stored in computer databases But that doesn t mean that it will stay that way As for the mammoth cloning In May of 2013 scientists from the Siberian Northeastern Federal University unearthed an absolutely amazing find On Maly Lyakhovsky Island they found the corpse of a mammoth in the permafrost A An autopsy of the huge creature nicknamed Buttercup will be shown in a Channel 4 documentary later this monthcorpse which, During excavations, the carcass oozed a dark red liquid that may have been fresh mammoth blood In fact, the mammoth meat was reportedly fresh enough that one of the scientists took a bite of it The female mammoth, nicknamed Buttercup, lived about 40,000 years ago And she was so well preserved, she actually bled.So, Roger Pepper has his science pat, though a bit ahead of its time What bothered me, what always bothers me, is the rough, very rough, editorial work It would have been much better if the prose was tightened up, and especially if the continuity, logic and flow were handled by a good editor It was frustrating and dragged me out of the story than I like Otherwise A solid entry into the pseudoscientific A worthwhile read for anyone who finds the subject matter interesting.


  8. says:

    Roger Pepper is a retired aerospace materials engineer with a love of science, travel, The Brothers Karamazov, the Arctic, Cro Magnons, woolly mammoths and all sorts of cool things and really, really cold things.If you love woolly mammoths, elephants and all things prehistoric and big, this novel is a must read Never mind that willing suspension of disbelief is a gargantuan must as well Sure, there s a lot of poetic license going on here, but as the award winning speculative novelist E.E Giorgi says, if you don t allow an author his or her poetic license you ll miss out on the most fantastic premises The Brothers Cro Magnon is imaginative and ambitious, fusing the prehistoric with contemporary biology and futuristic science It s an adventure, a hero s journey, a quest Catherine, aka Corky, is a New York reporter who was born in Siberia but given up for adoption and raised in America when her parents were killed She s traveled the world, endured the heat of the desert so hot she wore a burka without underwear , reported from many an exotic location, but none so cold as this one A tall, strong, cosmopolitan woman, she shivers on the helicopter a short hop from the North Pole and receives a furry hat from the short man seated beside her I love the way she peeks at the journal this man is writing, unaware that the woman beside him can read his flattering observations about her because she s fluent in several languages.Stu Uhlig, with his German name and Native American coloring, is a great foil for Corky, so I m happy to report that he remains part of this novel to the very end Stu and Corky share line after great line of dialogue One of my favorites So, where did you get the funny name Uhlig asked.Corky frowned, and glared Er, I mean, where d you get that great name, he stammered That s better Unable to stop smiling, she recalled the newspaper gang she worked with calling her Corky because she d collected corks over the years, when not dodging bullets.Gotta love the way Corky, when Stu offers her the wolfskin cap, wants to say no way would she wear the skin of an endangered species, but she d tasted the warmth and couldn t pluck off the hat There s to love, love, love in this opening scene A huge man with bushy hair and a beard, also a passenger on this flight, has no hat or gloves, his parka wide open Smerdyakov, or Smerd, had a huge barrel chest, arms as thick as tree trunks and the biggest pair of hands she d ever seen He s not the only one Eventually Cork meets all four Brothers Karamazov oops, Cro Magnon Dmitri, Ivan, Fyodor and Pavel or was it Alyosha The four brothers, created from ancient sperm that survived being frozen in the body of a rape victim, loom large in this novel So too does the disturbing possibility that Corky might be the sister of this quartet of murderous mad men.She also meets the Russian Secret Service and a pack of hungry polar bears who guard a remote laboratory of cloned mammoths, and a captor who forces our heroine into a miserable prison cell until well, you ll have to read for yourself how she escapes.You won t want to miss the baby mammoth scene What could have been the most terrifying, bloody and brutal scene in the novel becomes the most moving and memorable.Pepper s larger than life cast of characters also includes real life people I love the Dolgons, a marginalized people from the other side of the tracks, a much maligned minority Stalin persecuted the nomads He made them Soviet citizens so he could draft them into the army Corky s first encounter with them is chilling in ways than a thermometer could indicate.Great story, great characters, great premise, however fantastical what s not to love Pepper s enthusiasm for his subjects is infectious He writes with passion and rich, descriptive detail, even if his prose may not show the mastery of a Dostoevsky or even a Tom Clancy This novel is riveting and entertaining, even if the prose is a little awkward at times, and the descriptions may exhaust contemporary readers who didn t grow up with the epic page count of 19thCentury literature.I ll suspend disbelief for a novel like this any time.


  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this book The concept was very intriguing and even though some people believe the idea to be too far fetched, especially for the time period the inseminations were to have taken place, I believe anything is possible Technology released to the public is always behind the technology the government has, and governments of all countries are always performing experiments that the public has no idea is happening That being said, I thought that it was great that Corky was a strong female character who would not give up her quest in the face of danger There were twists and turns in the story that were unexpected and which I definitely liked There was also murder, mystery, suspense, action, etc The reason I only gave it three stars was because there were many times I couldn t tell who was talking It also didn t flow properly in a few places Some of the chapters were a little tedious, while others could have been developed If the author would take it to an editor, I believe this has the makings of at least a four star novel This book is worth reading even with the trouble spots I received this book as a gift from the author, but it did not influence my review in any way.


  10. says:

    This proved to be an exciting book, using prehistoric animals and Cro Magnon man and blending it with modern day scientific approaches.Corky, a reporter from New York, is on her way to Siberia, to find out about her parents who were killed when she was young Once there, she finds out that she might be one of the Cro Magnon experiments, a sister along with three brothers She goes in search of finding the real truth, finds that mammoths have been created as well Corky finds out that the brothers will stop at nothing to keep their and her freedom Everyone and everything is out to get her or kill her This includes the Russian police, polar bears and the ice of the arctic What she finds out in the end is something she never thought could happen.This is a great fictional book that combines the prehistoric with the modern, and what can happen when things don t go the way they re planned It s action packed and a real page turner for those that like science fiction fantasy type stories.


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The Brothers Cro-Magnon download The Brothers Cro-Magnon , read online The Brothers Cro-Magnon , kindle ebook The Brothers Cro-Magnon , The Brothers Cro-Magnon 046defa5a75b Publishers Weekly Select MYSTERY THRILLER Top Ten, September Th, THE BROTHERS CRO MAGNON Is A Thrilling Ride Into A World Few Authors Dare To Go Roger Pepper Writes So Vividly, You Can Almost Feel The Arctic Chill Sinking Into Your Bones Tess Gerritsen, NYT Bestselling Author Of DIE AGAIN Man, The Most Dangerous Animal Ever To Roam The Earth, Destroys Siberia S Pleistocene Park Soviet Scientists Found Human Sperm On The Skirt Of A Neanderthal Woman Recovered From The Permafrost Sperm Rapidly Cooled To Subzero Temperatures In The Sterile Environment Of Pure Ice, As Well Preserved As It Would Be In A Modern Sperm Bank When New York Reporter Corky Mason Returns To Her Siberian Homeland To Visit A Russian Paleontologist, She Plans To Cover A Story About Mammoths But Unearths The Frightening Account Of A Prehistoric Rape That Casts A Shadow Over Her She Learns That She Might Be The Sister Of Four Cro Magnon Brothers Born From The Prehistoric Sperm, Brothers Who Murder People That Threaten Their Freedom They Unleash The Mammoths From The Park And Start A War With Russia S Secret Police On The Run From The FSB, Fighting Siberia S Turbulent Elements At A Time Of Global Warming, Starving Polar Bears And A Brother Who Thinks He S A Caveman, Corky Fights For Her Life