• Title: Goldengirl
  • Author: Peter Lear
  • ISBN: 9780345283207
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Goldengirl Orphan Goldine Serafin was adopted at the age of three Her adoptive father a brilliant physiologist who immediately saw the child s physical potential started her on a rigorous training course to pr
    Orphan Goldine Serafin was adopted at the age of three Her adoptive father, a brilliant physiologist who immediately saw the child s physical potential, started her on a rigorous training course to prove his theory that humans can become super beings a theory that others in his field scoff at Serafin figures the best publicity he can get for his work is to make GoldinOrphan Goldine Serafin was adopted at the age of three Her adoptive father, a brilliant physiologist who immediately saw the child s physical potential, started her on a rigorous training course to prove his theory that humans can become super beings a theory that others in his field scoff at Serafin figures the best publicity he can get for his work is to make Goldine into a prime physical specimen who can perform the unheard of feat of winning three gold medals at the Olympics Enter sports promoter Jack Dryden, who senses that Goldine s victory could spell disaster for everyone involved.

    One Reply to “Goldengirl”

    1. First let me start by saying this novel is long, so be prepared for a long and informative read. I really don't know if this story is fiction. I'm pretty sure it is in genre, but in aspect there were many facts. Secondly, the main character Jack Dryden was a pinnacle influence in the birth of GoldenGirl. Thirdly, Dean "Goldine" Serafin will not last 6months in the real world beyond track. Her mental instability has escalated 0-100 real quick, and she will lose her semi-indepence and her mind. Th [...]

    2. A book that was written about an American athlete that participates in the 1980 Moscow Olympics but little did the author know that the USA would boycott the event thus making his novel completely implausible.Nevertheless this is an excellent read. The tale is about a girl that was born from the Nazi's dream of a super human Arian. This girl is discovered by a physiologist who sees her potential as a super athlete and who will also prove his controversial theories on human growth. As the story s [...]

    3. A pseudonymous novel by crime writer Peter Lovesey who is an athletics fan and has occasionally been a sports writer - hence this story which takes place in the world of competitive running and brushes against science fiction in its themes. Lovesey himself modestly admits that 'not a lot of people know about it' as though this were some kind of Michael Caine impression, but I don't remember it as being that bad, possibly unlike its sequel "Spider Girl" - I haven't read that but it doesn't sound [...]

    4. Not to judge a book by its cover (or the blurb on the back, for that matter) but I expected a hooty 70s marriage of "The Boys From Brazil" and "The Bionic Woman." Instead, this lackluster claptrap delivered some half baked theories on human growth (um, we're getting taller), weak satire, and the shocking allegation that athletes are often ruthlessly exploited with little regard for their physical well-being (NO!). Uhg! Who cares?

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