She talks a geneticist into creating the first human clone by implanting her with her own cloned cell. As time goes by, the pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence of Siri are described almost solely focused on the emotional impact of the impossible closeness and the antagonism of the blended egos. There is much musing from Siri, who recounts her life in beautifully cadenced and expressive prose. Until that epilogue the story maintains a steady, wearying descent into frustration and despair at never being loved for who you are, never quite knowing what is your own doing and what is compelled by your genetic code.
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An Menschen hat er sich bisher noch nicht gewagt. Bis er bei einem Konzert die bekannte und erfolgreiche Komponistin und Pianistin Iris trifft.
Bei einem Blick in den Spiegel sieht sie Iris in jungen Jahren. Iris Sellin, a successful pianist and composer, after discovering she has multiple sclerosis, lets herself be cloned to make sure her talent lives on, but Siri, the clone, has other ideas for herself. Now, being a piano player myself, I liked the musical aspects, but that's about it.
From all the characters, the only one with some depth is Siri herself, and that being her contradictory and repetitive soliloquies, which stand in for live commentary during the whole book. Which is fortunately only.
Which is fortunately only pages, but still. The plot is stereotyped, the style platitudinous at best. Not that I had any high hopes for it to begin with, but even those were disappointed. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.
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To ask other readers questions about Blueprint , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 2. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of Blueprint: Blaupause. This being said: I had to read it for school. I'm not that much into science fiction or cloning but I liked the musical aspects since I am a piano player myself.
What really confused me were the discrepancies. First Siri talks about Iris in one way, then in the other way, disagreeing with herself without seeming to realize it. Luckily we'll be talking about this aspect in school in detail. Or maybe the problem is that I more or less rushed through the book since I was a bit behind schedule with This being said: I had to read it for school.
Or maybe the problem is that I more or less rushed through the book since I was a bit behind schedule with reading it. However, I don't think I would've chosen reading the book voluntarily if I had seen it in a bookstore somewhere. Oder vielleicht lag das Problem auch darin, dass ich das Buch eher schnell durchgelesen habe, da ich ein wenig mit der Zeit hinterherhinke. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
The book was written in the 90s. The cloning idea was pretty new and the imagination of men where figuring out the possibilities and challenges it could bring. This book could be the reflection of this feeling. I thought it was interesting the conversation the main characters had about the self and ones identity.
How an individual develops this feeling and the environment where one is brought up is an important variable in this development. However, I did not like how the relationship of the main The book was written in the 90s. However, I did not like how the relationship of the main characters was described. For me, it was like a normal mother-daughter relation, where the mom was egocentric- like a normal human being.
Sep 17, Taniplea rated it liked it Shelves: books-i-own. This book was featured in one of my school books for ethics and seeing this in a used-book shop I decided to pick it up. It certainly raises interesting and important questions, but because I read it in one day, it became a bit boring since some of the thoughts the protagonist has are re-ocurring. Oct 30, Blue rated it did not like it Shelves: Which is fortunately only Iris Sellin, a successful pianist and composer, after discovering she has multiple sclerosis, lets herself be cloned to make sure her talent lives on, but Siri, the clone, has other ideas for herself.
I remember that I had to read this book for school. I was about 16 years old. I wasn't really open minded about it; a German book with a boring title I didn't understand, how stupid could it be? Well, I loved it. I cried about it. Damn, it was so good. I'm going to read this book again as soon as holidays start. Can't wait! Mar 20, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: school. This was a really interesting book on a touchy subject, with a quite different style of writing that I had to get used to first.
The author switches from reality to past and main character to the other main character all the time, but after a while it's simple to recognize. I really like it. Finally trying to slog through this thing.
Yes, yes, I know, it's brief. German aside, I think it's a bit tedious. Still, I'm finding a fairly easy read finally so odds are good that I'll get to the end of it. Oct 27, Dragos Iosif rated it did not like it Shelves: owned. One of the worst books I have ever attempted to read. Far too much whining, absolutely no progress and almost no moral dilemmas.
I had the feeling that some teenager without talent had to make a pages book out of a short story. Could not read it to the end. One star is far too much for it.
An interesting book by a German author about a girl who is a clone, and her search for identity and rights. Jan 30, Natasha rated it it was amazing. I've loved this book ever since I read it in middle school. Sep 14, Sarah rated it really liked it. Was advised to start reading Teenager's novels after completing my German courses. Ugh, that was I have to say that I had to read it for school, but I never finished the last 50 fifty pages.
Mar 25, Lucija added it. THebook is all about cloning. Iris and Siri Iris read backwards are mother and daughter and also twins at the same time. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Science Fiction.
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Blueprint Blaupause by Charlotte Kerner
The story involves a woman who clones herself in order to pass on her musical genius, only to find her clone-daughter turning against her when she learns the truth. It won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. The novel was adapted to film as Blueprint in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.