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Prizes by Erich Segal. From the author of the million-copy bestseller Love Story comes a moving new novel that brings to vivid life three very different and memorable characters, each haunted by the seductive promise of obtaining the Nobel Prize.
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It’s not as good as Doctors, but about on the same level as The Classand better than some of Segal’s other books. It’s soapy fun set in the world of high science, As always, Segal creates memorable characters, clear-cut good gu 3. It’s soapy fun set in the world of high science, As always, Segal creates memorable characters, clear-cut good guys and bad guys, and passionate showdowns between the two.
I decided to keep it, and I got rid over over other books, so I guess that’s as good a recommendation as I can give. Jul 23, Irwan rated it really liked it Shelves: I read the Indonesian translation a long time ago. I was really fascinated with physics and natural sciences.
So the topic of the novel – competitions among researchers to get a Nobel Prize – was very attractive. I had to take a peek on the life of geniuses of different ages. I remember how an obsessed father pushed his daughter so hard to learn physics since he found out how talented she was.
They then led a life which was not so normal. There are two other characters told separately. At that t I read the Indonesian translation a long time ago. At that time I learned the stress, joy, struggle, tears and normal feelings experienced by the not so normal people. At that time I still romanticized the idea of being a scientist as someone who hold the key or trying to find one of the mysteries in life. Really smart people–doctors, a geneticist, and a physicist–vie for the Nobel Prize.
Meanwhile, life happens, with a lot of stilted dialogue. I remember loving Erich Segal in high school. I wonder if he’s gotten lazy or if he’s always written this way. It felt like a Reader’s Digest Condensed Books version While I was reading, I was constantly conscious of Segal as narrator, as if he were telling t Really smart people–doctors, a geneticist, and a physicist–vie for the Nobel Prize.
While I was reading, I was constantly conscious of Segal as narrator, as if he were telling the story of something that happened–as opposed to feeling as if I were inside the story. So why did I finish it? Well, I wanted to know which of them would win the Nobel Prize, naturally. That’s why it got 2 stars I was inspired to finish despite impressive levels of mediocrity. I kind of wish the whole book was about Isa – I’m not that interested in Sandy, and I know that I’m supposed to like Adam for being a good guy, but even though it’s presented in the nicest possible way and the wife is presented as a total shrew, he still totally cheated on his wife.
Jun 24, Eva ‘Nomad’ rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 28, Mabel rated it really liked it Shelves: A reminder that even the world’s most remarkable physicians, scientists, and Nobel Prize winners are just humans, all needing to love and be loved for who they are. A great read from one of my favorite writers. Oct 07, Shari Blakey rated it liked it. I read several of Erich Segal’s books years ago but this one had been sitting on my shelf unread so I rectified that.
It was interesting, worth reading, but a bit slow. I did learn some science and medical information and more about the nomination and selection process for the Nobel Prize.
Jun 29, Rebecca rated it really liked it. Feb 25, Mick rated it it was amazing. Typical novel of erich segal using parallel narratives of different protagonists. Feb 28, Iqbal Dista rated it it was amazing. Slow plot but great story overall.
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Erich Segal is the legend segao the greatest storyteller. Sep 27, Virginia Tican rated it prizex was amazing. Jul 18, Rajan rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is about the lives of three different people and their professional and personal ambitions. Adam is a doctor who stumbles across a cure for liver cancer. His first wife is a cold woman, but he finds love again with Anya, one of his patients at his fertility clinic. Isabella is a child prodigy.
Her father pushes her to excel and she edich from high school when she is She graduates from college at 16, majoring in physics. But her life is all about study, so her social skills are This book is about the lives of three different people and segzl professional and personal ambitions.
But her life is all about study, so her social skills are lacking when she meets up with charismatic Jerry, son of her college advisor.
Sandy is also a brilliant doctor who goes into the field of gerontology. He starts studying aging when he realizes his beloved father is getting older. Though he once had a loving wife, he still can’t get over the woman that he once loved in school, even though she would never even give him the time of day.
With these three characters in the centre erich segal paints a powerful and moving saga where they compete for the ultimate glory: Jul 06, Mabel rated it really liked it. Yet, upon further careful reflection of Prizes, I wondered if Segal may not have finally found the right balance between fantasy and reality.
Given “Prizes” is the focus of three scientists all aiming for THE prize – the Nobel – it is only natur “But the path to Stockholm is strewn with a thousand dangers. Given “Prizes” is the focus of three scientists all aiming for THE prize – the Nobel – it is only natural that he would give us the very best of humanity in this sweet but still somewhat contrived saga.
Winners of the Nobel are viewed indeed as semi-Gods in our eyes, having made that dent in the universe the rest of us can only strive for, dream of and at times suffer heartbreak over. Perhaps Segal, with his knack for dramatization, intended to magnify for the reader the hard work, devotion and sacrifice these unique human beings’ will endure for the sake of their passion and the final ultimate prize.
Dec 17, Aniket Sharma rated it liked it. Life stories of three scientists, from their degal till the point two of them receive the Nobel prize.
Chronicles their journeys, the development from child prodigies to eminent scientists, the struggles, the sacrifices and the people who made it all possible.
The book has prizee moments, especially Adam Coopersmith’s which does have a few autobiographical shades Segal himself suffered from Parkinson’s disease. But at pries same time the story appears contrived and unnatural at many other spots, es Eroch stories of three scientists, from their birth till the point two of them receive the Nobel segao.
But at the same time the story appears contrived and unnatural at many other spots, especially in the latter half. I’d go with a seal star for the sheer scale which is attempted. Subject matter is vast and the book comes across as well researched to a lay person. Ercih of he characters, esp Isabel’s parents and Adam are fairly well developed. Still, the overall treatment could have been much better. Oct 18, Arlyn Heidi rated it it was amazing. A swgal of love, ambition, and betrayal truly one of the best you’ll find.
Detailed Review Summary of Prizes by Erich Segal
prizew The story revolves around three exceptionally intelligent characters who struggle to live a normal life battling the pressures of winning a Nobel. I was particularly swept by the story of drich young physics genius Isabel. She had what she wanted, the love of her life, the prize, and the bitter truth about her and her family. One thing I love about this novel is that after being hopeful on one of the character’s positive A mixture of love, ambition, and betrayal truly one of the best you’ll find.
One thing I love about this novel is that after being hopeful on one of the character’s positive line of events, the other character has the other way around. After reading it, there was bitter sadness and sweet love. Two feelings that are surely felt after reading a very remarkable novel. Like the intoxicating sweet and spicy flavor to the taste buds.
Another cracker from Erich Segal. In this book we have three main characters namely Sandy, Adam and Isabella.