Sticky Note Reviews: The Lord of Opium

It's a nature vs nurture thing. Does mat BECOME El Patron because he is El Patron's clone, or are his choices different because his experiences were different? Well handled. Great follow up to The House of the Scorpion.
It’s a nature vs nurture thing. Does Matt BECOME El Patron because he is El Patron’s clone, or are his choices different because his experiences were different? Well handled. Great follow up to The House of the Scorpion. View on Instagram.

I still remember when I read House of the Scorpion a few years ago. It was one of those books that was scary because of the potential for the science to be true one day.

Both House of the Scorpion and Lord of Opium raise questions about medical ethics, which I find to be fantastic conversation, and the nature of the soul.  In Lord of Opium, Matt mentions that because El Patron died, he now has a soul. So what did he have beforehand? I think both this Lord of Opium and The Unwind Dystology are fantastic pieces for conversation with adolescents on these topics.

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