Brain

Brain

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by Robin Cook
     
 

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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.…  See more details below

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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 technological power and the lust for more...

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
Absorbing...provocative.
Houston Chronicle
Absorbing...provocative.
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"Absorbing...provocative."—The Houston Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101209028
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/04/1982
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
54,030
File size:
321 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Absorbing...provocative."—The Houston Chronicle

Meet the Author

Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducing the word “medical” to the thriller genre, and thirty one years after the publication of his breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues to dominate the category he created. Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fantasy to produce a succession of twenty-seven New York Times bestsellers that have been translated into forty languages. To date, they include Outbreak (1987), Mindbend (1988), Mutation (1989), Harmful Intent (1990), Vital Signs (1991), Blindsight (1992), Terminal (1993), Fatal Cure (1994), Acceptable Risk (1995), Contagion (1996), Chromosome 6 (1997), Toxin (1998), Vector (1999), Shock (2001), Seizure (2003), Marker (2005), Crisis (2006), Critical (2007) and Foreign Body (2008).



In each of his novels, Robin Cook strives to elucidate various medical/biotech ethical issues. Dr. Cook says he chose to write thrillers as a way to use entertainment as a method of exposing the public to public policy conundrums such as genetic engineering, medical economics, in vitro fertilization, research funding, managed care, drug research, organ transplantation, stem cell research, concierge medicine, and M.D. owned specialty hospitals.



There have been numerous theatrical movies, television movies, and mini-series made from Robin Cook’s work. In addition to the successful feature film Coma, in December 1993, CBS-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Harmful Intent”; in November 1994 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Mortal Fear”; in May 1995, NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Virus,” based on Outbreak; in February 1996 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Terminal”; in 1997 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Invasion”; and in October 2001 TNT-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Acceptable Risk”.


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Brain 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
xMissMelaniex More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Imginative plot, pretty exciging reading. I liked it.
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Enjoyed it more this time around
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Completely shocking.....a good read, that will keep you thinking and wondering.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
T-Bones More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jist drink it...it will help u relax
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Havent read it