Primal, Paperback
5 out of 5 (2 ratings)

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Presumed dead, a group of undergraduate students who go missing on a deserted Pacific island emerge one year later in two groups of ragged (and naked) survivors.

All but one of the surviving women have conceived, and two students, plus their professor, are said to have died.

In the glare of the world's media, every survivor sticks to the same unconvincing version of events.

Piece-by-piece the narrator examines the evidence and conducts interviews with the survivors, to work out exactly what happened on the island during that year.

Slowly, a disturbing picture emerges of feral humans driven by rivalry and sexual tension ...a 'Lord of the Flies' scenario for adults that suspiciously seems to test the dead professor's theory that by nature people are no different from apes in the wild.

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Regardless of all the negative attention i have seen in reviews for this book i really enjoyed it. it may seem a little like porn to some people but to me it was a hard look at how people react and adapt to extreme situations when social conventions have been removed from the equation. It took a look at the baser of human needs and instincts. and though the professor seemed out there(as is any who would try this type of experiment and think to get away with it)he also had a very interesting proposal and i think if they wouldnt have been rescued as early as they were his dream of an isolated society without technology of any sort would have come true.

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Regardless of all the negative attention i have seen in reviews for this book i really enjoyed it. it may seem a little like porn to some people but to me it was a hard look at how people react and adapt to extreme situations when social conventions have been removed from the equation. It took a look at the baser of human needs and instincts. and though the professor seemed out there(as is any who would try this type of experiment and think to get away with it)he also had a very interesting proposal and i think if they wouldnt have been rescued as early as they were his dream of an isolated society without technology of any sort would have come true.