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  • ISBN: 0451211421
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Robin Cook
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: NAL Trade; 1st edition (August 5, 2003)
  • Pages: 400 pages
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Robin Cook is the author - and Coma is the book - for which the term medical thriller was first used. It's a spine-chilling shocker about a crime beyond imagining and the committed young medical student who brings it to light. The surgery was routine - the kind performed many times a day at Boston's most prestigious hospital. Библиографические данные.

Robert Brian "Robin" Cook (born May 4, 1940) is an American physician and novelist who writes about medicine and topics affecting public health. He is best known for combining medical writing with the thriller genre. Many of his books have. Many of his books have been bestsellers on The New York Times Best Seller List. Several of his books have also been featured in Reader's Digest. His books have sold nearly 400 million copies worldwide.

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Coma, one of Robin Cook’s earlier bestselling novels, opens with Nancy Greenly going to Memorial Hospital for a routine D&C. Something goes wrong, probably with the anesthesia procedure, and she never wakes up. Susan Wheeler, a 3rd year medical student is starting her surgery rotations with other students, but is very upset at what happens to Nancy. Then she helps prepare Sean Berman for minor knee surgery, talks with him before he’s wheeled in, and accepts a date which will be scheduled after his recovery. There are complications, again in anesthesia, and he never wakes up. Susan begins to look into the statistics of these happenings at Memorial Hospital, and her “meddling” starts causing problems, not only with her, but also with her mentor, Mark Bellows, and others in the hospital. She is a determined woman and pushes her investigation.

As she begins her investigation she goes places that are unauthorized. She obtains computer printouts with confidential information. Susan seeks for help but continues to get warned but that does not stop her determination but little does she know her own life is at risk. This book is a great read hard but great the medical terms are hard to understand with little to none knowing about them but always fun to research. This book is very up paced and interesting one, of the best reads I’ve had in a while, very detailed with characters and surroundings.
This book was not one of Robin Cook's best! It started slowly, progressed mildly then picked up pace about 80% through. The ending was rushed, sudden and not thoroughly worked into the story.
It is clear that this is written by someone and for folks with good medical knowledge and the author doesn't try much if at all to explain it. I am a bit familiar with some of it so that helps.

Susan is a gutsy young medical student and for some of that, I applaud her. It's her total disregard for higher-ups that has me appalled. It's less than believable that a real-life student would have lasted even the first few hours in training with that disrespect.

The second half of the book is where the adrenaline pumping action occurs. However again, one has to suspend believability in some of the feats that take place. The further along in this book I read, the more it is evident the author has more experience as a physician than as a writer.
I thought this book was a really great read. I didn't understand a lot of the medical terminology but it really didn't seem to matter. The book was a fast pace very interesting and a page turner. As the reader I felt like I was really there watching all the events unfold. This was one of those kinds of books that you just don't want to put down I will read more from this author
Coma is a fun book to read and explains many aspects of the medical field in detail. I would recommend this book to anyone who is in the medical field or enjoys medical fiction.
Fascinating story although Robin Cook tends to have an incredible vocabulary which required a nearby Dictionary. Being a surgical R.N. of 43 years I was quickly absorbed in the drama and the possibility the story line might actually occur.
Love this novel! Read it years ago and bought this copy for my personal library of medical thrillers.
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Didn't like the ambiguous ending.
A little too hokey.
Will see if his other books are better.
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