Coma (Famous Firsts (New American Library)) Paperback – August 5, 2003
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About the Author
- Publisher : NAL Trade; 1st edition (August 5, 2003)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0451211421
- ISBN-13 : 978-0451211422
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.34 x 0.92 x 7.92 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #16,559,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I found it slow moving, my stepson told me it will pick up but it didn’t pick up the pace enough for me.
I can usually figure out where the story is going but I didn’t with this one, which is why I kept reading.
It is well written and I am a big fan of Robin Cook I just don’t know why it took so long for me to read this one.
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.
Susan is a gutsy young medical student and for some of that, I applaud her. It's her total disregard for higher-ups that has me appalled. It's less than believable that a real-life student would have lasted even the first few hours in training with that disrespect.
The second half of the book is where the adrenaline pumping action occurs. However again, one has to suspend believability in some of the feats that take place. The further along in this book I read, the more it is evident the author has more experience as a physician than as a writer.
The first half of the book was rather slow. The second half moved at a better pace. Development of characters was a bit weak; and I didn't enjoy the stereotype against female doctors in the book. I understand the book was probably describing a reality in the 70's, I still feel sorry for female doctors back then.
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Film much more believable in making Susan Wheeler a qualified doctor. A med student would surely never be allowed to get away with what the character in the book did!