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.
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Susan Wheeler is a young and beautiful (of course) medical student who discovers t...more
* Cook writes like a bad TV show: if you don't approach it passively, you can't possibly enjoy it. That's h...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
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
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 translate anti-rejection drugs yet also one of the lowest for voluntary organ donation due to the ma...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
كان ممكن أبقى دكتورة لولا أني لا أتحمل المواقف الصعبة فأعصابي تتأثر بسهولة
حتى أنني اذا وصف أي مشهد للدم أو حدث سوءا للمريض لا أستطيع مسك القصة بيدي أو أسند نفسي جيدا
يصبح كل شيء فجأة مؤلما في جسدي وتتخدر يدي وأجاهد لأجعلها تتماسك
أذكر مشهدا لذلك وأنا أقرأ الجزء الرابع من أجزاء توايلايت " بزوغ الفجر " مشهد الولادة كان رهيبا لم أستطع الامساك بالرواية والتي كانت تزن عدة كيلو جرامات :)
أعتقد أنها أكبر حجم قرأته لرواية
إضافة إلى أن هرمون الخوف عندي عالي جدا...more
Third year medical student Susan Wheeler , along with 4 male medical school classmates, are assigned to Boston Memorial Hospital to begin learning first hand about surgery and patient care.
There are some aspects of this book and about women in medicine that I really want to discuss. I...more
When patients at Boston Memorial Hospital start dropping into comas at a somewhat alarming rate, third year med student Susan Wheeler decides to poke around a little. What she finds is startling in terms of plot and even more startling in the fact that it could be true-to-life.
Fans of Cook, medical t...more
My rather large problem with the book was in the form of the main character, Susan. She's a med...more
First is the matter of the heroine, Susan, a third-year medical student whose one strength is that she's convinced that the two coma cases...more
Susan is a third year medical student in Boston just starting her first day at Memorial hospital. She soon comes into contact with two patients who have inexplicably ended up in comas. For some reason, she immediately becomes obsessed with these comas and...more
1) Being Robin Cook's first novel, it could have used more thorough editing. I'm not sure why it didn't. Also, the first third of the book was a little too slow paced for me. The editing could probably have fixed that too.
2) Some of the underlying themes seem outdated today, almost 40 years after the book was written. Woman doctors are a lot common today and I doubt there is as much sexism as described in this story. How do I know? I've watched plenty of ER and Gr...more
When I reached the end of the novel and discovered the real truth behind the doctors' actions, I was utterly and completely horrified.
Cook's writing style is so vivid and incredibly detailed that you feel as though you're right there with the characters, experiencing what the...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