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Em Coma ❰PDF❯ ✩ Em Coma Author Robin Cook – Thomashillier.co.uk Todos os dias, em todos os pa ses do mundo, os hospitais efectuam pequenas interven es cir rgicas de rotina Os pacientes recuperam rapidamente e podem voltar a sua vida habitual Nancy Greenl, Sean Ber Todos os dias, em todos os pa ses do mundo, os hospitais efectuam pequenas interven es cir rgicas de rotina Os pacientes recuperam rapidamente e podem voltar a sua vida habitual Nancy Greenl, Sean Berman e uma d zia de outros doentes deram entrada no Memorial Hospital de modo a que lhes fosse efectuada uma pequena cirurgia Mas estas interven es de rotina acabaram por os transformar em v timas da mesma tragedia horr vel e inexplic vel na mesa de opera es nunca voltaram a acordar Um erro n o identificado, ocorrido durante a anestesia, provocou a morte irrevers vel do c rebro, deixando os num coma profundo Mas algo estranho se passa algo muito errado E Susan Wheeler, uma bela, din mica e jovem estudante de Medicina, arrisca a pr pria vida para descobrir a explica o aterradora uma maquina o t o assombrosa, t o elaborada e, no entanto, t o poss vel que nos deixa suspensos no pr prio medo Coma o mais famoso livro de Robin Cook, aquele que o tornou conhecido em todo o mundo, foi j adaptado ao cinema, tendo num dos principais papeis Michael Douglas O Dr Robin Cook um prestigiado medico norte americano especializado em Oftalmologia, doutorado em Harvard reconhecido como o fundador do g nero liter rio thriller m dico e h trinta anos que se mant m como o autor de maior sucesso deste g nero a n vel mundial.


10 thoughts on “Em Coma

  1. Donna Donna says:

    This is an oldie and as far as I m concerned, it is also a goodie I enjoyed this I think that calling this a medical thriller is definitely appropriate This book is very very dated with transistor radios, 10 cent pay phones, and a 600 hit job, but it was worth the read The best part for me was the suspense build up It was well done because I couldn t wait to turn the next page I also have to say that it was all quite satisfying regarding the bad guys And I loved the attitude of the fem This is an oldie and as far as I m concerned, it is also a goodie I enjoyed this I think that calling this a medical thriller is definitely appropriate This book is very very dated with transistor radios, 10 cent pay phones, and a 600 hit job, but it was worth the read The best part for me was the suspense build up It was well done because I couldn t wait to turn the next page I also have to say that it was all quite satisfying regarding the bad guys And I loved the attitude of the female MC She was feisty, so 4 stars for the overall enjoyment factor


  2. Brian Brian says:

    Coma starts out so well and encompasses such a wonderfully sinister plot that it s a shame it had to be written by Robin Cook I read the author s Shock not too long ago In the nearly 25 years that had elapsed between the publication of the books, Cook clearly hadn t learned a thing about creating believable characters or plot complications Why should he, when his books are bestsellers Cook writes like a bad TV show if you don t approach it passively, you can t possibly enjoy it That s h Coma starts out so well and encompasses such a wonderfully sinister plot that it s a shame it had to be written by Robin Cook I read the author s Shock not too long ago In the nearly 25 years that had elapsed between the publication of the books, Cook clearly hadn t learned a thing about creating believable characters or plot complications Why should he, when his books are bestsellers Cook writes like a bad TV show if you don t approach it passively, you can t possibly enjoy it That s how it is with Coma From the moment our heroine, a bright young medical student, ditches her hospital duties to pursue her own investigation into a couple of odd cases of unexplained coma, the book goes off the rails This occurs at the one third point in the book It occurs on the very first day of our heroine s first clinical assignment Naturally, she s gorgeous Naturally, she s a feminist who detests chauvinism Naturally, if she weren t gorgeous, none of the crap that follows would ever have happened That s because the only thing that buys her time to dig into the mysterious coma cases while shirking her responsibilities as a student is a young doctor bedazzled by her beauty Chauvinism rules It just gets dumber from there This is one of those books where the police exist, but it s as if they just appeared and no one really knows whether they re very bright or trustworthy And isn t it safer in that situation just to assume they re morons In any case, that s what Susan, our heroine, does At one point in the book, she s in a position to hand them an actual real live hit man on a platter to back up her case, but she decides instead to go see her would be boyfriend he s the chauvinist bastard she can t quite figure out if she likes or not, and who may, she thinks, be involved with the bad guys anyway I d have to throw out one spoiler after another to catalog the stupidities in this book, so I ll leave it at that The medical portions are fun and realistically detailed The plot, once revealed, is disturbing though undercut somewhat by some ridiculous dialogue It s an okay book on a superficial level, but the reader should keep in mind that the title of the book is also a potential side effect


  3. Terri Lynn Terri Lynn says:

    I first read this in 1977 at age 18 when it first came out and was a Robin Cook fan thereafter I decided to re read it this month and compare what my 18 year old self thought with what my 53 year old self thinks Third year medical student Susan Wheeler , along with 4 male medical school classmates, are assigned to Boston Memorial Hospital to begin learning first hand about surgery and patient care There are some aspects of this book and about women in medicine that I really want to discuss I I first read this in 1977 at age 18 when it first came out and was a Robin Cook fan thereafter I decided to re read it this month and compare what my 18 year old self thought with what my 53 year old self thinks Third year medical student Susan Wheeler , along with 4 male medical school classmates, are assigned to Boston Memorial Hospital to begin learning first hand about surgery and patient care There are some aspects of this book and about women in medicine that I really want to discuss In 1976 and 1977, the women s movement was in full force I was in my late teens and living in Atlanta I was very aware of the way women had been treated unfairly for centuries and was an ardent feminist just as I am now A feminist, for those who don t know, is a person female or male who believes that women should not be treated as second class citizens and should have the same opportunities and advantages men have There is a lot of right wing rhetoric that comes from the conservative Christian Republican Taliban types about what feminism means and who feminists are Susan Wheeler begins her first day at Boston Memorial with what I consider some rather insulting and demeaning thoughts put into her head by author Robin Cook Robin Cook, while acknowledging some of the difficulties women who entered medicine at that time faced literally is not seeing the character s feelings through the eyes of a woman but through the eyes of a man presuming a woman would think the same way he does as a man.For example, Cook has all of the students feeling almost like frauds to be seen by patients as doctors when there was no much they did not know That is fine We hear from medical school graduates that this is a common feeling among them However, he has Susan Wheeler wondering if she is a neuter and no longer feminine because she has chosen to become a doctor Can t you just see the male students sitting around wondering if they haven t given up their masculinity by choosing a career that involves helping people and using their brains to do so How will they ever marry and be daddies Will women see them as caregivers instead of men No, I don t see those questions rolling around in the male students heads They aren t worried about being neuter.Yet here we have a woman who has been described as a brilliant scholar and dedicated and determined to become a surgeon, with ideas of discovering new diseases and coming up with new ways to save lives, actually wondering if she can still be a woman if she uses her brain, talents, and skills as a doctor I know a lot of female doctors and they tell me no such thoughts ever crossed their minds Also, she is sent right away to start an IV on a patient being prepped for surgery without ever having started an IV before I quizzed a few doctor friends about this and was told that no medical student would ever be sent to start an IV unsupervised on their first day without having been trained to do so The first two years of medical school comes after earning a 4 year bachelor s degree and involves book study and lectures When they get into a hospital, they still attend lectures, go on rounds, and have procedures demonstrated to them No hospital, clinic, or doctor would send someone still in medical school to do a procedure on a patient who had never even seen a patient before and who had never seen the procedure done and practiced it under supervision While doing this IV, Susan actually flirts with the male patient which is unethical since they actually set up a date for when he is out of the hospital Unethical, inappropriate, and enough to get you drummed out of medical school This patient is having a simple outpatient procedure just as the 23 year old woman who had a D C the day before and both are in comas for no apparent reason Believe it or not, on her FIRST day at the hospital, Susan then ditches the rounds, the lectures, etc to begin to research comas to find out why She makes accusations to the head of the anesthesia department, fraudulently obtains medical records through forged requests, lies, breaks into an office to steal records, and does a plethora of unbelievable things in her first 3 days all while not attending any lectures, rounds, surgical viewing, etc that she is there to do What is evenunbelievable is that the resident in charge of the 5 medical students, Dr Mark Bellows, is so dumbfounded by the gorgeous Susan s big breasts, he aids and abets her on this then invites her over for dinner and sex even thought this would get him thrown out of the residency program and lose his opportunities for a better future She talks to him like he is beneath her In fact, she is a big mouth bitch who acts like she is in charge of everything and not just a third year medical student.As the bodies rack up, someone seems to commit suicide, a hit man chases her through the dead human locker, and people are killed so their body parts can be harvested, Susan never once calls the police I mean, if someone tried to murder you, wouldn t you even call the police I like the concept chasing down people who would bump off healthy people so to harvest and sell their organs but there is much here that is not believable or even offensive that I had to deduct stars for that Another example of Robin Cook putting male thoughts in a female character s head is when Susan is over on her date dinner fuck at Dr Mark Bellows apartment Mark has a neat, tidy clean apartment which is cozy and he is obviously a good cook but Susan is thinking that she wishes she could have a wife who would stay at home and keep the house clean, the laundry done, and do the cooking She then gets upset and thinks that if she married she would be expected to be the wife and thinks that is unfair.Huh As women, we know that our gender has been held back and has been exploited in just that manner We do not sit around thinking it is unfair that we have to be the wife and that we can t exploit someone else That is a male author making a female character think like an exploitative and sexist male Women actually think of having what I have, a husband or a wife, in the case of lesbians who shares the cooking, cleaning, laundry, errands, and family business evenly so neither of us is exploited or if we are not in a relationship, of hiring and paying someone to do that work Why did it never occur to Robin Cook that if two doctors were married, they could HIRE people to do that sort of work for them Or that they can share the load Why presume that you must do that work for free if you have a vagina Many of the characters are openly hostile to Susan being a woman in medicine and this is true to life Even the patient she made a date with told her she should be a dancer instead of a doctor and she even entertained the thought Less than a year after this book came out and I had read it, I was looking for a part time job I was in college and wanted extra money At the time, I was a psychology major and thought I would become either a psychologist 4 years of college ending with a bachelor s degree, followed by 4 years of graduate school and earning a master s and a PhD which would make me a Dr in the academic sense to be followed up by an internship or a psychiatrist 4 years of premed, 4 years of medical school, 4 years residency internship to become a medical doctor then additional training in psychiatry In the end, I chose the PhD route as I finally decided that I did not need to become a medical doctor to get to my goal and it would take way too much extra time not to mention having to learn surgery, autopsies, etc I went on a job interview at a dermatology practice to get a job as a secretary I was still learning about medical school and had visited Emory University s med school and studied the requirements I was an all A student in college in all subjects just as I had been in high school and I had the academic skills to do anything I chose to do The young male dermatologist who interviewed me was excited by this and encouraged me, saying the field needed a lotfemale doctors He was all set to hire me but said the final decision rested with the senior partner.When I met the senior partner, I knew I would not get the job What I didn t know is that I would get a lecture and an insult Who did I think I was, he demanded to know, to think that I, a mere 18 year old GIRL, had any chance or reason to become a doctor like HIM Didn t I know that god meant for me to be a wife and mother no, not really I am an Atheist We girls had no business being so uppity as to go to college, let along think we should go to medical school Maybe I could be a nurse or a teacher until I found the right man And he wasn t going to have any uppity potential doctors or potential PhDs of the female gender in his office When I left, I saw the shocked look on the younger doc s face I had a feeling he would not be staying there very long I also looked out in the waiting room, filled entirely of girls and women His money came from females He entered the world through a female body Yet there was no respect for women as human beings capable of doing or being anything but a maid, cook, and vagina Wish I could have knocked HIM into a Coma


  4. Paul Paul says:

    Every male in this book is a a sexist and a chauvinist So it makes it difficult to circumvent their attitudes to get the feel and fuel of the story In the middle of the mystery the author has taken liberty to create an unimaginable romantic relationship with the hero , and one of these misogynists very unlikely However there is some really nice action sequenced moments that allow you to keep on reading But unfortunately the author ruins the ending by trying to do the unexpected I like th Every male in this book is a a sexist and a chauvinist So it makes it difficult to circumvent their attitudes to get the feel and fuel of the story In the middle of the mystery the author has taken liberty to create an unimaginable romantic relationship with the hero , and one of these misogynists very unlikely However there is some really nice action sequenced moments that allow you to keep on reading But unfortunately the author ruins the ending by trying to do the unexpected I like the idea Robin Cook has created it s just that he lays it out there and then ends the story I would give this one 2 and 1 2 stars So it was ok Kudos for being short, and for not having enough substance to lose any detail if you feel the need to skip every other paragraph for a few chapters D No wonder I found this in a recycle bin


  5. Asghar Abbas Asghar Abbas says:

    I am not even hesitant to grant it a well deserved five star rating What a truly scary book this was, about what humanity does best subject their own kind to man made horror, and that s the worst kind A frightening tale Herr Docktor had cooked for us tell me you saw what I just did there, hehe anyway because not only it s possible but probable that we are capable of this It s all about the possibilities, isn t it No, wait It s all about the endings Parallels could be drawn that trusti I am not even hesitant to grant it a well deserved five star rating What a truly scary book this was, about what humanity does best subject their own kind to man made horror, and that s the worst kind A frightening tale Herr Docktor had cooked for us tell me you saw what I just did there, hehe anyway because not only it s possible but probable that we are capable of this It s all about the possibilities, isn t it No, wait It s all about the endings Parallels could be drawn that trusting a doctor is almost akin to trustng God, so what happens when that trust is betrayed Coupled with the fact, some doctors think they are God and here they are playing God Really spine chilling Sure, for the rest of his career Cookor less copy paste this theme but the First Time around it was special Here is an odd little fact, the movie directed by the celebrated novelist Michael Cricthon who in turn is a doctor, well was See Trish, I m full of trivia too, haha.And like the heroine in this novel , I am a big fan of people to people hugs too For no reason at all I ll mention WARPAINT for the love I bore them


  6. Gregory Gregory says:

    Okay, who hasn t read this book or seen the movie It was a phenomenon in its day And it was a decent suspense, thriller novel But the only Cook novel I ever read.


  7. Cynthia Cynthia says:

    Read it years ago One of my fave movies have seen it many times.


  8. Marc Marc says:

    Coma is a medical mystery thriller by Robin Cook It was the initial book that earned him the reputation as a successful author It s a pretty good book A little weird in places And the main character has all the common sense of a doorknob.Susan is a third year medical student in Boston just starting her first day at Memorial hospital She soon comes into contact with two patients who have inexplicably ended up in comas For some reason, she immediately becomes obsessed with these comas and Coma is a medical mystery thriller by Robin Cook It was the initial book that earned him the reputation as a successful author It s a pretty good book A little weird in places And the main character has all the common sense of a doorknob.Susan is a third year medical student in Boston just starting her first day at Memorial hospital She soon comes into contact with two patients who have inexplicably ended up in comas For some reason, she immediately becomes obsessed with these comas and HAS to know what s causing them She discovers that Memorial has had a comparitively large number of these unexplained cases So she starts poking around She skips lectures She skips rounds She bugs the department heads many of whom are misogynistic jerks, and all of whom have a lot of influence She refuses to back down even though she s a STUDENT on the FIRST DAY of the semester, and there s almost no hard evidence of any medical reason or foul play But she eventually finds out there really is a sinister plot behind it all.The main character, Susan, obviously irritates me She manages to anger EVERYONE with her obsession Why does a med student think she can solve a problem on her first day that the department heads haven t solved in a few years Why is she SO sure there s a problem when there s no evidence of one Why does she have to sleep with her supervisor I think this last question saysabout the author s sex drive than the character herself But beyond Susan, the book was pretty good, even if it was a bit odd in the end It had suspense and mystery enough to satisfy I d recommend it to those who like thrillers


  9. Nicholas Nicholas says:

    Okay, after three books I m calling it Time of death is 19 47 hours How on Earth is Cook a best selling novelist instead of someone printing up stories in his garage to send to family at Christmas Coma is a wretched book Cook couldn t write an interesting, strong, or likable character if you held a gun to his head The words in the book repeatedly tell us how beautiful andimportantly how smart the protagonist, Susan, is But the actual words that represent what she thinks and says te Okay, after three books I m calling it Time of death is 19 47 hours How on Earth is Cook a best selling novelist instead of someone printing up stories in his garage to send to family at Christmas Coma is a wretched book Cook couldn t write an interesting, strong, or likable character if you held a gun to his head The words in the book repeatedly tell us how beautiful andimportantly how smart the protagonist, Susan, is But the actual words that represent what she thinks and says tell us that, in fact, she s a god damn paranoid moron She s a terrible doctor in training and a pretty unpleasant, manipulative, whiny person And that s not even considering the stuff about how hard it is to be a doctor as a woman a legitimate topic, especially for the time frame in which this was written He doesn t save the horrible writing for just the protagonist though Every character in this book is poorly conceived and executed, except for one nurse, one security guard and a dead guy that we never actually hear from In this novel, Cook demonstrates a terrible grasp of character, plotting, pacing, feminism, descriptions, decent endings, phrasings, and writing in general Which, I suppose, is why he relies so very heavily on medical jargon It s the only thing he really understands And you know what, he may be a great doctor And should stick with that instead of delivering an onslaught of tripe like this


  10. Mitch Mitch says:

    Who knew that I would enjoy a medical thriller This genre is new to me And I recently read a book about a coma in a totally different genre Anything But Ordinary by my lovely neighbour Lara Avery and when I found this book on my bookshelf my interest of comas and the mind during comas it s so fricken mysterious made me pick it up And BOY OH BOY am I glad I did The following may or may not contain spoilers.Susan Wheeler is a young and beautiful of course medical student who discovers t Who knew that I would enjoy a medical thriller This genre is new to me And I recently read a book about a coma in a totally different genre Anything But Ordinary by my lovely neighbour Lara Avery and when I found this book on my bookshelf my interest of comas and the mind during comas it s so fricken mysterious made me pick it up And BOY OH BOY am I glad I did The following may or may not contain spoilers.Susan Wheeler is a young and beautiful of course medical student who discovers that seemingly healthy young patients who have minor and common surgeries find themselves suddenly into comas Susan is interested in this mystery but then decides to get seriously involved when a handsome patient who was flirting with her becomes the next coma victim What she finds in her research and investigations shocks her, and everyone in the hospital tries whatever they can to stop her Susan must decide who she trust and she learns the truth behind the corrupt hospital.Amazing, un put downable and easily one of my new favourite books of all time The suspense and electric pace of this thriller was a surprise I will FOR SURE read another Robin Cook book in the future I m glad I decided to take a chance and read something out of my comfort zone I thought I d be lost and confused in all the medical jargon, but I didn t ever feel overwhelmed Phenomenal read


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