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Seizure This book DRUG AND DRUG AND DRUG and I kept waiting for it to get betterand it NEVER did I read ok, I probably skimmed the last 100 pages or so but the big CLIMAX, was less than desirable, and it didn t happen until about page 420 the b DNF at 73% General Overview This book is about two doctors who have developed a way of curing cell and genetic diseases by cell differentiation and therapeutic cloning But there are political hurdles in the way and this book is an attempt to overcome those hurdles and save their company I am not gonna Ships From USA Will Take 25 35 Days Typical Robin Cook book combining medical technology, human greed, and ego Lots of unbelievable connections between politics, organized crime, the Catholic church and cutting edge and stem cell research A good distraction during commute into town. unabridged audiobook read by George Guidall Dr Daniel Lowell has discovered a new stem cell procedure to cure many currently terminal diseases Senator Ashley Butler publicly opposes all such research but secretly offers to become Lowell s guinea pig to cure his Parkinson s Disease before his illness is discovered by the public The rest of the book is a tangle of intrigue involving the mafia, the Catholic Church, the Shroud of Turin, organ harve I think that my brain checked out somewhere in the middle of this book The beginning concept of the book, embryonic transplant cells to cure or alleviate Parkinson s disease, is in itself an interesting concept That is where the good part of the story ended Why Dr Cook needed to throw in the Mafia and a religious angle made no sense Neither of them was fully explained and neither of them added to the overall storyline In what is purported to be a collision of power, religion and bioscience I think that my brain checked out somewhere in the middle of this book The beginning concept of the book, embryonic transplant cells to cure or alleviate Parkinson s disease, is in itself an interesting concept That is where the good part of the story ended Why Dr Cook needed to throw in the Mafia and a religious angle made no sense Neither of them was fully explained and neither of them added to the overall storyline In what is purported to be a collision of power, religion and bioscience Dr Cook takes the reader down the road with Dr Daniel Lowell who is trying to develop the HTSR technique that involves replacing damaged DNA with replacement healthy cells Where and how they get these cells might make a reader angry, but that is what biomedical controversies are built on When Dr Lowell runs into a Zero stars Don t waste your time What do these three things have in common shroud of Turin, stem cell research, and the mob Answer NOTHING Overly difficult technical writing that only doctors would understand unlikable characters unrealistic storyline detailed descriptions of events that have no relevance whatsoever to the storyline horrible book Come on, Mr Cook Do we really need to read two pages about a character s justification in choice of shampoo while in a hotel shower wh Zero stars Don t waste your time What do these three things have in common shroud of Turin, stem cell research, and the mob Answer NOTHING Overly difficult technical writing that only doctors would understand unlikable characters unrealistic storyline detailed descriptions of events that have no relevance whatsoever to the storyline horrible book Come on, Mr Cook Do we really need to read two pages about a character s justification in choice of shampoo while in a hotel shower where the water Normally I love Robin Cook novels but I just couldn t get into it this time Weirdly, the thing that annoyed me most was the fact that the dialogue was written like a narrative and sounded nothing like what an average conversation would sound like And the ending seemed underwhe I think this is the worst Robin Cook book I ve read so far I have always enjoyed his thrillers but Seizure is definitely one from an off day The story was all to predictable and character development was minimal The ending was very anticlimactic and the story ends with one of the characters actually defining what the story is about You ll know what I mean if you make it to the end of this book It s definitely not one in the worst books ever written category, but not a thrilling thriller eit I think this is the worst Robin Cook book I ve read so far I have always enjoyed his thrillers but Seizur Great Cook story gripping suspense, humor, ethics issuesWe ve read all of Cook s medical thrillers even his Egyptian mystery, the Sphinx , and would argue that some are a lot better than others But along comes Seizure , just possibly his best ever A current affairs type premise finds two intellectual doctors trying to save from impending financial ruin their stem cell research company with a promising technology to grow disease curing cells They approach a US Senator to help Great Cook story gripping suspense, humor, ethics issuesWe ve read all of Cook s medical thrillers even his Egyptian mystery, the Sphinx , and would argue that some are a lot better than others But along comes Seizure , just possibly his best ever A current affairs type premise finds two intellectual doctors trying to save from impending financial ruin their stem cell research company with a promising technology to grow disease curing cells They approach a US Senator to help stop a bill to outlaw their procedures, only to learn he has Parkinson s disease and proposes using himself as an experiment completely illegal of course To add an incredi


About the Author: Robin Cook

Librarian Note Not to be confused with British novelist Robin Cook a pseudonym of Robert William Arthur Cook.Dr Robin Cook born May 4, 1940 in New York City, New York is an American doctor novelist who writes about medicine, biotechnology, and topics affecting public health.He is best known for being the author who created the medical thriller genre by combining medical writing with the thri Librarian Note Not to be confused with British novelist Robin Cook a pseudonym of Robert William Arthur Cook.Dr Robin Cook born May 4, 1940 in New York City, New York is an American doctor novelist who writes about medicine, biotechnology, and topics affecting public health.He is best known for being the author who created the medical thriller genre by combining medical writing with the thriller genre of writing His books have been bestsellers on the New York Times Bestseller List with several at 1 A number of his books have also been featured in Reader s Digest Many were also featured in the Literary Guild Many have been made into motion pictures.Cook is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia University School of Medicine He finished his postgraduate medical training at Harvard that included general surgery and ophthalmology He divides his time between homes in Florida, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts where he lives with his wife Jean He is currently on leave from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary He has successfully combined medical fact with fiction to produce a succession of bestselling books Cook s medical thrillers are designed, in part, to make the public aware of both the technological possibilities of modern medicine and the ensuing ethical conundrums.Cook got a taste of the larger world when the Cousteau Society recruited him to run its blood gas lab in the South of France while he was in medical school Intrigued by diving, he later called on a connection he made through Jacques Cousteau to become an aquanaut with the US Navy Sealab when he was drafted in the 60 s During his navy career he served on a nuclear submarine for a seventy five day stay underwater where he wrote his first book 1 Cook was a private member of the Woodrow Wilson Center s Board of Trustees, appointed to a six year term by the President George W Bush 2 edit Doctor NovelistDr Cook s profession as a doctor has provided him with ideas and background for many of his novels In each of his novels, he strives to write about the issues at the forefront of current medical practice.To date, he has explored issues such as organ donation, genetic engineering,fertility treatment, medical research funding, managed care, medical malpractice, drug research, drug pricing, specialty hospitals, stem cells, and organ transplantation 3 Dr Cook has been remarked to have an uncanny ability to anticipate national controversy In an interview with Dr.Cook, Stephen McDonald talked to him about his novel Shock Cook admits the timing of Shock was fortuitous I suppose that you could say that it s the most like Coma in that it deals with an issue that everybody seems to be concerned about, he says, I wrote this book to address the stem cell issue, which the public really doesn t know much about Besides entertaining readers, my main goal is to get people interested in some of these issues, because it s the public that ultimately really should decide which way we ought to go in something as that has enormous potential for treating disease and disability but touches up against the ethically problematic abortion issue 4 Keeping his lab coat handy helps him turn our fear of doctors into bestsellers I joke that if my books stop selling, I can always fall back on brain surgery, he says But I am still very interested in being a doctor If I had to do it over again, I would still study medicine I think of myselfas a doctor who writes, rather than a writer who happens to be a doctor After 35 books,he has come up with a diagnosis to explain why his medical thrillers remain so popular The main reason is, we all realize we are at risk We re all going to be patients sometime, he says You can write about great white sharks or haunted houses, and you can say I m not going into the ocean or I m not going in haunted houses, but you can t say you re n


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