Book Reviews of Invasion

Invasion
Invasion
Author: Robin Cook
ISBN-13: 9780425155400
ISBN-10: 0425155404
Publication Date: 4/1/1997
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 161 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Although this book is from 1997, which seems so long ago, it is current with the ideas of the world today.

It was a quick read and totally addicting. The ending was a total shock! On every page turned there was an unexpected turn of events or a suprising event that you'd never expect to happen.

If you like science fiction, than you'll love this book.

I highly recommend this book! You'll get lost in it!
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Helpful Score: 2
Typical Robin Cook! Held my interest and kept me reading more of his books!
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Another terrific Robin Cook read.
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Helpful Score: 1
With his finger on the pulse of the latest medical technology, Robin Cook preys on our deepest fears with uncanny skill. Now, in the most provocative thriller to date, he explores a sudden outbreak of strange new symptoms that defy diagnosis. The cause is unknown -- and unknownable -- because it is unlike anything humankind has ever seen...
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Helpful Score: 1
I hate to give a book a 1 but Cook tries to earn it here. Maybe he should leave science fiction to the guys that are good at it. If you want to get on a soapbox about helping the environment then don't do it in the guise of space alien virus that mutates people toward green living. It was poorly written, poor premise, and absurd ending.
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Fans of Robin Cook's many thrillers will be happy to know another one is on the way. In this latest outing, Invasion, Cook envisions a contact with extraterrestials that is closer to Alien than to E.T.. A gigantic spaceship arrives in the stratosphere to dump some black disks onto Earth. Touch these things at your own risk, however; unsuspecting souls who handle the disks receive a sting, soon followed by flulike symptoms and ending in a kind of zombie assimilation into the alien consciousness. And make no mistake: these aliens are up to no good--we know this because the victims of the UFO-flu are soon transformed into hideous reptilian creatures.
Apparently, one consequence of being trapped by the aliens is that victims lose all semblance of natural speech--most notably, contractions. The book abounds in dialogue such as, "You must flee, Cassy," and "The electrical grid has been interrupted. There will be no force counteracting the antigravity ..." Still, readers looking for a good beach or bathtub book will find Invasion is right on the money.
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I didn't realize this book was a bit sci-fi when I started reading it. When I realized it was I was a bit dissapointed, not being much of a sci-fi fan, but this was actually a very good book!
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Cook envisions a contact with extraterrestials that is closer to Alien than to E.T.. A gigantic spaceship arrives in the stratosphere to dump some black disks onto Earth. Touch these things at your own risk, however; unsuspecting souls who handle the disks receive a sting, soon followed by flulike symptoms and ending in a kind of zombie assimilation into the alien consciousness. And make no mistake: these aliens are up to no good--we know this because the victims of the UFO-flu are soon transformed into hideous reptilian creatures.
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Full of suspence, hard to put down. This one the better novels by Robin Cook.
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Fantastic thriller! My favorite Robin Cook book so far...
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This was a great read. I usually am not a Robin Cook fan, but I got this one because it is about aliens and it was very entertaining. I recommend it.
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Robin Cook at his best
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Robin Cook explores a sudden outbreak of strange new symptoms that defy diagnosis. The cause is unknown---and unknowable---because it is unlike anything humankind has ever seen.........
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Robin Cook at his medical best. quite a thriller
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This book kept my interest all the way through. It was a good science fiction read. Robin Cook hasn't written a book I didn't like.
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This was a weird one. Robin Cook makes a foray into science fiction territory with this story of how ordinary people are turned into human/alien hybrid zombies - obsessed, no less, with improving the environment. The story was pretty out there, but I have to say it was at least somewhat entertaining.
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A change of pace for Cook who pulls out all the stops in this heart-racing account of people being taken over by mysterious beings without even realizing it. I couldn't stop reading!
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Invastion is exciting, well-written, and fun. Robin Cook almost always surprises me with a new twist in his inventiveness. If you enjoy mystery and science fiction, this book will entertain you too.
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An alien life form invades the earth and a small group of people fight for a way to survive.
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"Leave it to Doctor-Turned-Novelist Robin Cook to scare us all to death."--Lost Angeles Times
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ANNOTATION
With his finger on the pulse of the latest technology, Robin Cook preys on readers' deepest fears with uncanny skill. Now, in his most provocative thriller to date, he explores a sudden outbreak of strange new symptoms that defy diagnosis. The cause is unknown and unknowable, because it is unlike anything humankind has ever seen. A major NBC television event!
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An outbreak of strange new symptoms defy diagnosis. The cause is unknowable because....
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Wow! This really got to me! The planet is invaded by aliens and after a few people figure out how it was happening they try to stop them. Fast read that keeps you guessing!!
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Dr. Robin Cook certainly knows how to tell a story - with his finger on the pulse of the latest medical technologh, Robin Cook preys on our deepest fears with uncanny skill. Now, in the provocative thriller, he explores a sudden outbreak of strange new symptoms that defy diagnosis. The cause is unknown - and unknowable - because it is unlike anything humankind has ever seen....
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Is it a virus? Is it a bacteria? or is it Something else altogether?

People become very ill, almost to the point of death and then recover feeling better than they ever have.

Then they almost all become followers of the latest Evangelist for the environment.
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A fast read, sooooo intriguing
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very good. couldn't put it down
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Fans of Robin Cook\'s many thrillers will be happy to know another one is on the way. In this latest outing, Invasion, Cook envisions a contact with extraterrestials that is closer to Alien than to E.T.. A gigantic spaceship arrives in the stratosphere to dump some black disks onto Earth. Touch these things at your own risk, however; unsuspecting souls who handle the disks receive a sting, soon followed by flulike symptoms and ending in a kind of zombie assimilation into the alien consciousness. And make no mistake: these aliens are up to no good--we know this because the victims of the UFO-flu are soon transformed into hideous reptilian creatures.

Apparently, one consequence of being trapped by the aliens is that victims lose all semblance of natural speech--most notably, contractions. The book abounds in dialogue such as, \"You must flee, Cassy,\" and \"The electrical grid has been interrupted. There will be no force counteracting the antigravity ...\" Still, readers looking for a good beach or bathtub book will find Invasion is right on the money.
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Fantastic thriller. My favorite Robin Cook book so far.
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Again I enjoy all his books, basically because he is/was a true MD doctor and thus his stories and research are probably more true then fiction so very scary! I also saw the movie and was good but not as good as book was!
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I normally hate sci-fi but this is one of my favorite books