Book Reviews of Shock

Shock
Shock
Author: Robin Cook
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425182864
ISBN-10: 042518286X
Publication Date: 9/3/2002
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 112 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
Overall, the book was interesting, and it kept my attention more than some of Cook's other novels. I thought that the ending was a bit disappointing, though...
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not as good as other robin cook's book, but if you like reading about stem cell and cloning, then this is the book for you.
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i liked this book but it is a continuation from his book seizure
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Robin Cook does it again. Great story.
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Not one of his better works. The protagonists are not particularly likeable. The ending is weak.
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Good Book for Robin Cook fans
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Good book... quite terrifying because you begin to think "what if"... which is what Robin Cook usually does with his readers... chilling read...
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Two graduate students try to find out what happened to the eggs they donated and stumble onto what is really happening at the Wingate Clinic.
The ending was ???!!!!! Left me hanging!
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I recommend this book to anyone
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Typical Cook. I enjoyed it.
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Totally predicatble...this is one of the last Robin Cook books I bought and I've had it on my shelf for a while. It wasn't a bad story, quite the contrary, his story ideas are quite intriging...but it got to teh point where I could predit the book with alarming accuracy...when the IDEA for the story is the best part of a book, it's time to move on to different authors. I'm not disapointed I spent a couple of hours reading it, but I'd rather be surprised by a book than know 1/4 of the way into it how it's going to end!
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Very intriguing - Cook's style keeps you enthralled!
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A good suspense/thriller, good for beach reading or a long trip.
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I'm still not quite sure how I feel about Robin Cook. This one was intriquing and the ideas are scary because they seem so plausible. The end wasn't great, but all in all I thought it was a good read.
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Cook can write about the medical profession in a fictional way that makes what he writes believable. This book was a good read.
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This book had a great concept; however, the probability of everything happening in the timeframe given in the book is highly unlikely. The book also seemed to be left in the air in terms of what happened to the characters. All in all, it is worth the read though?
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2 young Harvard grads sell there eggs.1 1/2 years later,one woman wants to know where they went.!!!?????!!!
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Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors at an exclusive highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston's North Shore. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about their donated eggs.
Obtaining employment at the clinic under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of its research, immediately putting their lives--and their--sanity--irrevocably at risk.
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very disturbing story
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Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors.
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"Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, graduate science students and close friends, spot a campus newspaper ad that promises to solve their financial problems: an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston's North Shore is looking for egg donors. Deborah and Joanna figure they can do a good deed--help infertile couples--and earn money. Although rumors of a fellow student donor's unexplained disappearance surface, the duo is not deterred. The procedures seem to go smoothly. Deborah is particularly intrigued by the technology involved and by Dr. Spencer Windgate, the charismatic fertility expert responsible for the clinic's success. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about the fate of their donated eggs. Stymied by the clinic's veil of secrecy, Deborah and Joanna obtain employment there to continue their probe. Working under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of Dr. Windgate's research, immediately putting their lives--and their sanity--irrevocably at risk. Posited on up-to-the-minute science, Shock finds Robin Cook at the uncertain crossroads of medical technology and ethics. "