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Subject: Shock by Robin Cook
Date Posted: 11/9/2007 2:32 PM ET
Member Since: 9/11/2007
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I picked up this book Wednesday and started reading it. I couldn't get past the first thirty pages. The dialouge between the two main characters was so wooden and godawful I just couldn't keep reading it. Did anyone else enjoy it? Should I try again?

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 11:38 PM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2007
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I haven't read a Robin Cook since the first one due to both wooden dialog and weird sexual overtones. Sorry to hear he hasn't improved.

Date Posted: 11/29/2007 8:12 AM ET
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I recently finished a book by Robin Cook about E. Coli and the hamburger industry. I thought the dialogue was good, it was a good book. Perhaps "Shock" was one of his earlier works.

 

Date Posted: 11/29/2007 8:15 AM ET
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It was one of the more recent. I read some Amazon customer reviews, and the consensus seems to be his earlier works are best. I might check some out eventually.

Date Posted: 12/9/2007 4:19 AM ET
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The early Cooks are the best. I used to devour his books like Coma, Brain, and Fever, but about ten years ago, I lost interest.