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Book Reviews of Seizure

Author: Robin Cook
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425197943
ISBN-10: 0425197948
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 429
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 124 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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30 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

shooky avatar reviewed Seizure on + 138 more book reviews
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a scary and so close to real life it's absolutely frightening. A book combining medical science,societal/moral issues and as Cook always does in his writing - seeks a solution.
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Power, religion and bioscience make this a great read. I think anyone who read Shock first will love this book since some of the same characters show up in this thriller
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Another great book by that Dr writer, Dr. Robin Cook. He says his works are "FACTION" meaning the fact and fiction are so mixed it is hard to divide. I learned more about a medical condition called auras in this book and always learn some good medical information in an enertaining way. This centers around stem cell research and Parkinsons Disease with a bit of politics thrown in. When you get past the first 300 pp's I'm warning you it is very hard to put down.
duffeybooks avatar reviewed Seizure on + 59 more book reviews
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really good book keeps you on the edge of your seat
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I am a huge Cook fan and I was completely disappointed with this book. In the beginning I thought I was in for a good read but things went south. The characters and the plot are boring and predictable. There are a some enjoyable parts but they are few and far between. This book just drags on. It is way to long. Very disappointing.
MaiasGranny avatar reviewed Seizure on + 103 more book reviews
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Awfully "preachy" -- not that I disagreed with anything he was saying -- it just didn't offer the kind of escape I look for in reading this type of book. Also, I couldn't find one sympathetic character in the whole book. Each was infused with their own brand of greed, vanity, ignorance, or a combination of any/all of those delightful qualities.
LoveBeingMOM avatar reviewed Seizure on + 134 more book reviews
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Great medical thriller! Robin Cook grabs your attention and does not let go.
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A powerful medical thriller.
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Power, bioscience and religion collide in a new medical thriller!
A timely and terrying page turner. Great read.
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I have loved Cook's writings, but this one was not what I expected. I didn't even finish it.
Cook constructs a promising yet ultimately wearying plot around the issue of therapeutic cloning, picking up where his last novel, Shock, left off. Readers are once again privy to the morally questionable goings on at the Wingate Infertility Clinic in the Bahamas, but its doctors are side players here. Leading the action is former Harvard biotech ace Daniel Lowell, who has formed his own company to investigate a cloning technique in which a patient with an incurable disease is returned to health through the injection of stem cells. In this case the disease is Parkinson's, and the patient is Ashley Butler, a conservative U.S. senator from the South. For political reasons, Butler opposes the legalization of Lowell's technique. Yet Butler-given about a year to live-is willing to switch sides if Lowell agrees to try out the treatment on him first. The kicker is that the fundamentalist Butler wants the stem cells injected into his brain to come from a very specific source: the Shroud of Turin, the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. Cook provides plenty of action as well as polemical asides about the ethics of cloning (he believes politics intrudes far too often into medical and biotech issues), yet readers waiting for a jolt or a revelation will be disappointed. Cook occasionally lets loose the propulsive narrative force that characterizes his best work, but much of the plot is stale and contrived. Readers will have to endure characters who fail to stir emotions (such as a band of corny mobsters), as well as descriptions of Bahamanian resorts that read like paid promotional material.
ibrich avatar reviewed Seizure on + 18 more book reviews
Hard to get into, but once you are there, you can't put it down.
Smokey avatar reviewed Seizure on + 265 more book reviews
Power, religion, and bioscience collide in a new, action-packed medical thriller.
book-reader avatar reviewed Seizure on + 144 more book reviews
One of Robin Cook's best.
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Quite good.
bigshirl55 avatar reviewed Seizure on + 197 more book reviews
Robin Cook, what else to say?
Pattakins avatar reviewed Seizure on + 365 more book reviews
I know that some people think Robin Cook uses too many medical terms in his books, but I love the way he writes, and I think this was one of his best books.
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loved it
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Exciting medical mystery!
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Really good - one of his better ones.
RonW avatar reviewed Seizure on + 35 more book reviews
medical thriller, great reading!
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Scary real
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Good story but too much technical data for me.
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A fictional thriller about Parkinson's, stem cell research, and politics.
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All I can say is WOW - what a story. Enjoyed reading this one.
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power, religion and bioscience collide in this new thriller....
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Great condition & clean.
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Someone gave me this book but I never read it. It's brand new.
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Robin Cook - need I say more?
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"NYTimes Bestseller!" "Master of the medical thriller." NYT
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