Shock

Shock

by Robin Cook
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Overview

Shock by Robin Cook

Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors at an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston’s North Shore. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about their donated eggs. Obtaining employment at the clinic under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of its research, immediately putting their lives—and their sanity—irrevocably at risk…

 

Posited on up-to-the-minute science, Shock is a spine-tingling novel of medicine run amok by the bestselling master of medical suspense.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101204009
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/27/2001
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 266,444
File size: 368 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robin Cook, M.D., is the author of more than thirty books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time among Florida, New Hampshire, and Boston. His most recent novels include Host, Cell, and Nano.

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Shock 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
kiki-poo More than 1 year ago
I've read most all Cook's books, and I think the low ratings I see here are not fair.....I read the book in one sitting, loved the rapport between the two female characters....thought the ending, if a bit drawn out, was suspenseful, and I like books where I can more or less decide the outcome.....it leave's it up to our imagination....The book reminded me a bit of an "adult" Nancy Drew mystery, and since I devoured all of them, maybe that's why I liked this book.....lent it out to co-workers who also liked it very much.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the book was silly but it was a fun read. I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Come ON, children. This forum is for people who have read a book to post reviews. It is NOT intended to be the personal message board for a group of childish, immature idiots pretending to be kitty cats (or whatever the heck it is you are supposed to be). GROW UP or at least play your little roll playing crap elsewhere. The rest of us whi actually read are getting sick and tired of you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is only one of two books I've ever decided to just put down and not finish. I thought it started out poorly and seemed to be getting worse. I have a vivid imagination and am willing to keep an open mind as a story progresses, but the most unbelievable, impossible, inconceivable scenarios were happening in this story which was supposed to be realistic, that made it a joke to me and hard to get past in order to keep reading. My husband, who had read it, told me it was only going to go down hill from there. Skip it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was basically very good but like a few of the others who wrote a review I felt that Dr. Cook got a bit(yawn yawn) of this book and just left people kind of hanging. I wonder if this book has been made into a movie. If it has or it does end up as a movie the ending got to be much better for our Ivy League heroines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this... was bad. i read toxin and i loved it so i got the next cook book out *shock* and words cannot describe it. it just doesnt have cook's usual flavor. really bland.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book last night. I purchased it 4 days ago and read through for three nights. The story line was interesting and capitivating and I enjoyed the friendship between Joanna and Debra. But like the other reviewers I was left hanging at the ending. I have read many books and by far this was the worst and most inept ending I have ever experienced. I bought the book at a second hand store and literally thought that someone tore out pages at the end of the book. Robin where did you go and what were you thinking in ending your story like this. I sensed you were tired of writing this story and decided to simply stop.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Poor character development, a lack of suspense, predictable actions, lack of the 'is this likely' test, weak dialog and absolutely no denouemant, make this the worst Robin Cook novel I've ever read. Are you sure it wasn't ghost-written?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Robin Cook's books, and this one, although not his best, was entertaining. It was easy to visualize the characters and played out almost like a movie. My only real disappointment was the weak ending. The buildup was great, but I was left saying, 'Is that it??' It could have been expanded to an explosive ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read five or six of Robin Cook's books and enjoyed them all--except for this one. My recommendation to anyone looking for a good book would be to avoid this one. From the outset, the plot was unrealistic. I had a difficult time making myself read it, but I kept thinking it would get better. I didn't lose hope until I was pages from the end and realized there was no way all those loose ends could be tied up. There were so many intriguing things introduced that were left totally undeveloped. What happened? I was left feeling as if Dr. Cook got called out on an emergency and decided to forget about the last chapter or two. There really should have been an other fifty pages so the reader would not have been left hanging. This isn't a book I'll be passing along to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my first Robin Cook book. I really liked the story. I thought it was well written. The only troublesome part is that the ending left you hanging or left you to draw your own conclusion. I was very disappointed in the ending. The LEAST he could have done is tell us to look out for an upcoming conclusion right? 370 pages only to find out that the ending was rushed and closed within 5 pages. I actually was getting worried towards the end of the book because I was thinking "how can this book expect to wrap up when I only have 10 pages left to read?". I want to know what happened to the girls and what happened to the Doctor's. Do we assume? How terrible to make someone so interested in finding out what happens, not to find out anything at all? And, the crematorium.....we never "really" found out if the missing girls and the crematorium had any relation. Ugh! Does anyone know a web site I can check out to find out if Robin Cook will be publishing another book as a follow up or conclusion to this one? I would appreciate any information that anyone has.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe I have read most books written by Robin Cook. I usually love them and find them interesting, challenging and sometimes surprising. Not so with this book. I hope the relatively unresolved ending does not imply a sequel. There were too many cutesy and/or stilted interactions between the main characters, not akin to anything I experience with my adult friends. I found it implausible that these graduate students, women of apparent above-average intelligence, would make some of the decisions they did at different junctures in the plot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shock was a disappointment from the beginning and finished a chapter or two short of completion. The plot and character development was the weakest of any of the Robin Cook novels I have read (most of them). The worst part was the lack of a conclusion; the ending was so incomplete I kept looking at my copy to see if the last chapter had been ripped out. After 40 years of novel reading I have never seen such a drop in quality toward the end of a book. It appeared as if the last two pages were written on the way to the publisher.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A rather anemic effort from such a talented writer. Rather than being the usual action-packed novel from Cook, I found this book rich in fluff and filler, using verbosity, word repetition, and unneccesary descriptiveness instead of meaningful plot. I found the ending barely satisfactory and did not feel that I was left hanging since my own imagination could fill in the missing pieces. As a medical doctor myself, I liked the premise (which had tremendous potential) but not the plot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read and enjoyed many of Dr. Cook's novels. This one started very interesting, the theme developed well, but I get the sensation that he had a deadline to meet so he just cut the book short and left the reader hanging. I myself felt cheated and dissapointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now I have loved Cook ever since I started spelling science.I can claim I know him better than he knows himself.Coma was his best. Shock is no Coma but is not too bad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my interest level constantly fluctuated. I thought the dialogue was on a nancy drew mystery level. Not very exciting and the greatest shock was the ending...just left you hanging!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shock was not the greatest or the worst book by Robin Cook. This novel is okay, but it felt as though Dr. Cook became restless and just wanted the book finished and on the shelves as quick as possible. It still entertained me and kept me reading, but I had a small problem with his characters. His two main characters and were not as smart as I thought Harvard undergrads would be. They would suddenly do something out of character. However, the characters are a change from his usual women characters. Like the physically weak Marissa from Outbreak, Vital Sings and others, or the emotionally weak Dr. Cassidy from Godplayer, these women and other female characters from Robin Cook books are far from the two women in Shock. This novel also has too much repetition. Sentences like ¿rolled her eyes¿ and referring to the main characters as ¿the women¿ become tiresome and irritating when he uses them over and over in one page. But still, Shock was an entertaining novel. I still recommend you buy the paperback instead of the hardcover.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really did like this book especially because the ending just left you still in suspense.