Official Review: The Surrogate by Dimitri Markov

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Official Review: The Surrogate by Dimitri Markov

Post by kdstrack » 13 Apr 2018, 10:32

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Surrogate" by Dimitri Markov.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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The Surrogate by Dimitri Markov is a medical thriller. This book invites readers to think about in vitro fertilization and its complications and consequences.

Marina Bonnaserra has suffered violence and loss in her past. It has left her frightened and timid. She has never married and isn’t too thrilled with her current boyfriend. Nevertheless, she makes the bold decision to undergo in vitro fertilization to have a child. Her experiences with the doctors and the foundation that offer this service lead her down unexpected avenues. She believes the foundation is withholding information from her and is determined to uncover the truth. As Marina follows clues that could answer her questions, she uncovers things from the past that both surprise and horrify her. Have her doctors been honest with her and her care? Can one person go up against a giant foundation? Will she discover how many of her eggs were fertilized and what ultimately happen to them?

The book is written in third person omniscient. This gives the reader insights into what motivates people to choose this service. Marina’s motives are understood as her past is revealed. The doctors’ motives for certain actions are also exposed. The apprehensive tone created by Marina’s search for the truth and the actions taken by the doctors, create a foreboding and suspenseful mood.

The plot of the story is very well developed. Marina’s trials are presented and developed throughout the book. There are also several subplots that contribute to a well-rounded story. Everything comes together in an exciting climax that leaves the reader both surprised and satisfied.

I really enjoyed the way the author included accurate medical information about the procedures involved in the in vitro process. This lends a certain informational flavor to the book and enriches the fictional aspect. I also thought the author described the subplots exceptionally well and weaved them in with the main story. Everything was tied up neatly and a plausible explanation given.

There were a few things that did not appear believable. One was the unnecessary repetition of names. “I’ll be seeing you again Dr. In court, Dr.” Also, some of the translation was rather awkward. A remote control is called a remote control unit. Another example of an awkward translation is, “Of that, you can count on.” I also found numerous spelling and grammar errors.

I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. The plot, the characters, and the information make for an entertaining and informative story. This book could be improved with some professional editing. People who read medical mysteries would enjoy this book.

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Post by Badmuscynthia » 14 Apr 2018, 08:46

so intriguing, this book is one to learn from, and it makes you see life from a surrogate dimension and at the same time makes you reason with people that involves in it.

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Post by kandscreeley » 14 Apr 2018, 17:45

I've read something like this before. It seems it's a rather common theme for Sci fi stories. Still, I'd like to see the authors take on this! Thanks.
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Post by kdstrack » 14 Apr 2018, 18:19

Badmuscynthia wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 08:46
so intriguing, this book is one to learn from, and it makes you see life from a surrogate dimension and at the same time makes you reason with people that involves in it.
It is a very interesting read. The author also adds suspense and mystery. I really enjoyed it.

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Post by kdstrack » 14 Apr 2018, 18:21

kandscreeley wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 17:45
I've read something like this before. It seems it's a rather common theme for Sci fi stories. Still, I'd like to see the authors take on this! Thanks.
Hope you give it a try. It was very, very interesting.

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Post by Misael » 16 Apr 2018, 04:34

There are so many ways to present a book review and I learned something new from yours. Keep it up and happy reading to us!

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Post by kdstrack » 16 Apr 2018, 10:49

Misael wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 04:34
There are so many ways to present a book review and I learned something new from yours. Keep it up and happy reading to us!
Thank you for your motivating and encouraging message!

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 16 Apr 2018, 13:11

This book seems interesting. But it looks a mixture of some medical and non fiction love story. Good review.
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Post by Libs_Books » 18 Apr 2018, 14:56

As kandscreeley commented. there seem to be quite a few books on this theme about - but then, fair enough, I suppose, it is an important topic.

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Post by Asen Stoyanchev » 19 Apr 2018, 06:07

I have never read a medical mystery so far in my life. I think that I will enjoy this one. Too pity that it is poorly edited...
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Post by RodneyKB » 19 Apr 2018, 06:31

This medical book its really great, I never thought I could enjoy it,keep the high good work!

Blessed we are for learning from it Dimitri!

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Post by kdstrack » 19 Apr 2018, 10:52

Asen Stoyanchev wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 06:07
I have never read a medical mystery so far in my life. I think that I will enjoy this one. Too pity that it is poorly edited...
Sounds like this book is right up your alley. Enjoy!

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Post by kdstrack » 19 Apr 2018, 20:57

Libs_Books wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 14:56
As kandscreeley commented. there seem to be quite a few books on this theme about - but then, fair enough, I suppose, it is an important topic.
There are other books with the same theme. The twists the author gives this story are what makes it unique and interesting.

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Post by kdstrack » 19 Apr 2018, 20:58

RodneyKB wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 06:31
This medical book its really great, I never thought I could enjoy it,keep the high good work!

Blessed we are for learning from it Dimitri!
Appreciate the kind and encouraging words. Thanks!

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Post by Helen_Combe » 20 Apr 2018, 05:02

Great review. It sounds like a really interesting book. I do like stories that are backed up with sound research. It’s a pity about the lack of an editor. It seems that an awful lot of authors nowadays are skipping this utterly vital step.
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