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on December 16, 2015
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.
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on January 11, 2013
At the time this book was a huge hit, unfortunately because it has been copied and imitated so many times in 30 years, it is now badly dated and overlong:

1. Too much is made of the woman vs. male profession (laughable now.)
2. You need a medical degree to follow a lot of the explanations (although you don't really need to.)
3. The book is now way too long given modern sensibilities, some imagery at the end is stunning, but you will figure it out long before the hero.
4. Uses and re-uses over worn plot devices: (1) No one believes the hero (2) Good guys are really bad guys (3) Heroine outwits bad guy (4) young doc with great future

Again, if you look at the old reviews this book was a big hit, but Robin Cook now writes more timely and more economically.
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on November 11, 2016
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.
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on March 10, 2015
Very difficult to get through the book. The storyline was good, but a very slow read.
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on February 12, 2014
This book was very repetative and got to be very boring. I stopped reading it half way through. I would not recommend it to anyone.
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on October 11, 2014
This was somewhat predictable, but it was written a while ago, I gather.
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on June 8, 2015
Disappointing read. Hate it when the ending leaves more questions than answers.
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on April 20, 2017
Great
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on February 12, 2013
Hooked on his literature; even have DVD, and hardback, and highly recommend to everyone.. So interesting and downright captivating. Outstanding-detail is wonderful.
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on December 18, 2012
There were some part (as mentioned by other reviewers) where the writing was laughable for overall, it was a very interesting story! Loved the mystery!
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