Still considered one of the best of the genre, Coma propelled Robin Cook to the top of his field and earned him a reputation as the "master of the medical thriller" (New York Times). Now readers have another chance to discover this classic masterwork of nightmarish possibility.
* Cook writes like a bad TV show: if you don't approach it passively, you can't possibly enjoy it. That's h...more
حين صادفتها أعجبتني,وحين حملتها على جهازي أبقيتها منتظرة فى القائمة طويلاً قبل أن أقرر قرائتها أمس فقط,منذ بدايتها - التى أعترف أنها بطيئة نوعاً - وأنا على يقين أنها ستكون قوية جداً,كنت واثقاً أن الأحداث ستكشف عن نفسها بمتعة غير مسبوقة..وقد كان.
ربما كان كاتبها مغموراً - لقراء العربية أقصد - لكن الرواية تتحدث عن نفسها,كما أن د.أحمد خالد أشاد بها وتحمس فى تقديمها وهذا نادر الحدوث فى السلسلة منذ أن تولاها,لهذا دفعت نفسي لتجاوز البداية الهادئة كما...more
Anyway, I was disappointed in this book. I really did like the story, or at least the idea of the story. It was relevant when the book was written, and is relevant now. I was also OK with the way the story developed.
What I really could not take was the sexism throughout and the characters - especially the main character! I tried to remember that the book was written in the 70s so sexism in the workplace, espec...more
'Right on,' said Bellows as he rapidly injected the epinephrine directly into the heart.
Susan's skin crawled with the vivid thought of the long needle tearing its way down into Nancy Greenly's che...more
The following may or may not contain spoilers.
Susan Wheeler is a young and beautiful (of course) medical student who discovers t...more
تظل الاسئله كالهاجس دومـا , عالقه بالرأس .. تأبى ان تتزحزح.. تجعلنا ( بطريقتها ) نخضع لها ..
لكن .. هل نركض خلفها .. هل يستحق الجري عكس التيار لأجلها . ؟ فقط لأننا نرى ما لا يرونه الغير .. ونشعر بما لا يشعر به الغير .. انها مسأله نظرة . مسأله ثقه بالذات ربما ..
" لا أدري .. إن شيئا وراء كل هذا .. شيئا خارقا للطبيعه .. شيئاً مشؤماً "
" ياإلهي سوزان .. والآن اصبتي بجنون الأرتياب ؟ "
لكن عندما نسأ...more
I am a nursing graduate so I really enjoyed reading the book. Furthermore, being acquainted with the hospital environment made it easier for me to picture every scene. It was like I was there. And I tell you that the story captured almost all the thing...more
The storyline was ok and possibly believable and his writing style at times was very good. But most of the time, I foound I was super-speed reading to get out of all the medical technical jargon and detailed descriptions of drugs, techniques, processes, etc. For the layman with reasonable intelligence, I found the book very hard going and boring at ti...more
La historia nos presenta a Susan Wheeler una estudiante de medicina que se ve envuelta en toda una telaraña de conspiraciones y misterios sobre una serie de casos de pacientes comatosos en un reconocido hospital de Boston.
Robin Cook maneja de maravilla el suspenso dentro de la historia, la paranoia de la protagonista, haciéndonos dudar, como l...more
The premise of this book is wicked; going into the hospital for routine surgery and never waking up from the anesthetic. I think that ap...more
I will say that this is better. The main flaw I notice in both books is that he tends to not always think certain plot points, so they're left hanging at the end of the book, but this book was definitely a tighter read. Mr. Cook knows his medicine, as he is himself a doctor.
The basic plot boils down to this...more
THe book was well scripted and it was including gruesome situations...the author ha...more
The thing that I vividly remember about Coma was the period of time when all of my aunts, uncles, and my parents were passing it around on vacation or at my grandparents house. The cover of the book terrified me.
I recently read a non-fiction book called The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is...more
Not so science fiction now that violent and nonconsensual organ harvesting is taking place in China on a very real and massive scale. They are the number one importer of organ transplant anti-rejection drugs yet also one of the lowest for voluntary organ donation due to the m...more
Dr. Robin Cook (born May 4, 1940 in New York City, New York) is an American doctor / novelist who writes about medicine and topics affecting public health.
He is best known for being the author who combined medical writing with the thriller genre of writing. Several of his books have been b...more