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Brain Child
     

Brain Child

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by John Saul
 

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Alex Lonsdale was one of the most popular kids in La Paloma, California. Until the horrifying car accident. Until a brilliant doctor's medical miracle brought him back from the brink of death. Now, Alex seems the same. but in his eyes there is a blankness. In his hear there is coldness. If his parents, his friends, his girlfriend could see inside his brain,

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Alex Lonsdale was one of the most popular kids in La Paloma, California. Until the horrifying car accident. Until a brilliant doctor's medical miracle brought him back from the brink of death. Now, Alex seems the same. but in his eyes there is a blankness. In his hear there is coldness. If his parents, his friends, his girlfriend could see inside his brain, inside his dreams, they would be terrified. One hundred years ago in La Paloma, a terrible deed was done. A cry for vengeance pierced the night. That evil still lives. That vengeance still waits. Waits for Alex Lonsdale. Waits for the...Brainchild.

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ISBN-13:
9780816141005
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
10/28/1986
Pages:
490

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Brain Child 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the historical aspect of this novel. It was refreshing to see a thriller with a different angle to it. I have read Saul in the past and have always enjoyed his work, this novel was no different.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finished this book in less than one day. It sure was gripping, and tore at a few heart strings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Set in the heart of Silicon Valley at the beginning of the computer revolution, BRAINCHILD involves a couple desparate to save the life of their only child, who is severely brain damaged in an automobile accident. They enlist the help of a renowned neurosurgeon. At first, Alex Lonsdale is viewed as a living miracle, Dr. Ramon Torres praised for his work. But later on, his friends and family notice his lack of emotion and feeling and see a coldness about the new Alex. Traditional Anglo/Mexican prejudices play a role in the horrific events of this story. BRAINCHILD also raises ethical issues on when to give up lifesaving measures and being 'saved' in a physical sense vs quality of life. A reccommended read for anyone interested in medical ethics and the possibilities of ever advancing scientific/medical technology.
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Is his aparty?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So boring and uneventful. Dont waste your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love john saul! Almost couldnt stop reading this book. Recomend this book!
EllenMarie Healy More than 1 year ago