This summer we’ve been making a list of great beach reads or books to crack open poolside. We’ve talked to Justin Cronin, author of 'The Passage' and Hilary Thayer Hamman about her novel ‘Anthropology of an American Girl.’ This week, Laurence Gonzales' 'Lucy' is at the top of our list.
The book loosely fits into the 'Jurassic Park' genre, in which an ambitious but flawed scientific experiement goes horribly awry. But this time the product of the experiment turns out to be exactly what the scientist orginally conceived: a lovely girl named Lucy. She's not your average girl, however - she happens to be part human, part Bonobo. Author Laurence Gonzales says his goal for the novel was to write a rip-roaring story that you couldn't put down, and that creating a character that everyone loves was the way to do that.