Brain

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Both of them suspected that something was wrong—terribly wrong—in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating table and her brain secretly removed. Both of them found it impossible to explain the rash of female patients exhibiting bizarre mental breakdowns and shocking behavior. Both of them were placing their careers and very lives in deadly jeopardy as they penetrated the eerie inner sanctums of a medical world gone mad with ...

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Overview

Both of them suspected that something was wrong—terribly wrong—in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating table and her brain secretly removed. Both of them found it impossible to explain the rash of female patients exhibiting bizarre mental breakdowns and shocking behavior. Both of them were placing their careers and very lives in deadly jeopardy as they penetrated the eerie inner sanctums of a medical world gone mad with technological power and the lust for more...

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Editorial Reviews

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
What the devil is going on here?....What's going on here is the very cleverly plotted new medical thriller by Robin Cook....Unfortunately, toward the end, when Dr. Cook takes the action of his thriller outside of the hospital, he loses control of the story completely. On top of that, the solution to what's going on in ''Brain'' turns out to be a lesson on the threat of certain medical researchers with insufficient respect for humanity. And insult added to injury: we have to endure a postscript lecture arguing that the threat is real. Still, none of this is so bad that it wipes out the fun of the first two-thirds of the story. Maybe the thing to do with ''Brain'' is to read the first 200 pages, then make up your own ending. -- New York Times
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Absorbing...provocative.
Houston Chronicle
Absorbing...provocative.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451157973
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 370,990
  • Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Cook

Nano, and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time between Boston and Florida. His most recent bestsellers include Death Benefit, Cure, and Intervention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2005

    Freaky

    I love Robin Cook books in general. His sytle of writing forms a medical mystery that is boundless with possibilities. The plot opens your eyes up to what could happen behind the doctor's office.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2009

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    Brainy

    Robin Cook writes awesome medically based books. This is another I read over 10 years ago, but that still resides with me. Of course, I have no medical background so maybe there are flaws to the content, but from the layman's standpoint, I find it flawless. Suspenseful, exciting, amazing writing.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2011

    Love his books cant wait to buy it

    Havent read it

    2 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Dr andrews

    Jist drink it...it will help u relax

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2004

    Excellent

    Brain was the first Robin Cook book I have ever read and I was thrilled beyond my imagination by the authour's talent and knowledge in writing this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    Good Read

    Imginative plot, pretty exciging reading. I liked it.

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    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Good Robin Cook

    Enjoyed it more this time around

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

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    Stimulating

    I found this title to be a little slow at first but picked up and held me to the end. This is a very thought provoking book and will be a topic of conversation for any reading group.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2006

    Freaky

    I am normally a big fan of Robin Cook's, but this book was just over-the-top. The plot involves these young women who have been infected purposefully during a routine Pap Smear in order to get a brain disease that makes them act in strange....gross ways. It really opens your eyes to what could happen and scares you.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2005

    ANOTHER INTERESTING BOOK BY ROBIN COOK

    Completely shocking.....a good read, that will keep you thinking and wondering.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2004

    Electrifying Thrill-Ride

    Brain is one of Robin Cook's best novels. The beginning is a little slow but Brain grows into a fast-paced thrilling read thanks to its rocketing climax and ultimate shocking conclusion. Brain is one of the best in the medical thriller genre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2003

    Lots of background information...

    The story was good but there was a bit too much technical jargon, clubbing us over the head with the fact that the author knows what he's talking about. I wasn't totally satisfied with the ending, and I'd have to agree with the newspaper review, '...read the first 200 pages and make up the ending yourself.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2001

    A GOOD JOB!

    I know I read this book many years ago, but this book is the best book I've ever read. This was my first Robin Cook book and I've been hooked on him ever since. Now, he's my favourite author. It is so interesting to see how he tied in his profession with his novels. It's just clever work. GOOD JOB ROBIN COOK!

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