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Robin Cook (1) (1940–)

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Robin (Robert William Arthur) Cook, the master of the medical thriller novel, was born to Edgar Lee Cook, a commercial artist and businessman, and Audrey (Koons) Cook on May 4, 1940, in New York City. Cook spent his childhood in Leonia, New Jersey, and decided to become a doctor after seeing a näytä lisää football injury at his high school. He earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1962, his M.D. from Columbia University in 1966, and completed postgraduate training at Harvard before joining the U.S. Navy. Cook began his first novel, The Year of the Intern, while serving on a submarine, basing it on his experiences as a surgical resident. In 1979, Cook wed Barbara Ellen Mougin, on whom the character Denise Sanger in Brain is based. When Year of the Intern did not do particularly well, Cook began an extensive study of other books in the genre to see what made a bestseller. He decided to focus on suspenseful medical mysteries, mixing intricately plotted murder and intrigue with medical technology, as a way to bring controversial ethical and social issues affecting the medical profession to the attention of the general public. His subjects include organ transplants, genetic engineering, experimentation with fetal tissue, cancer research and treatment, and deadly viruses. Cook put this format to work very successfully in his next books, Coma and Sphinx, which not only became bestsellers, but were eventually adapted for film. Three others, Terminal, Mortal Fear, and Virus, and Cook's first science- fiction work, Invasion, have been television movies. In 2014 her title, Cell made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Works have been aliased into Robin M. Cook.

Kooma : romaani (1977) 2,381 kappaletta
Kromosomi 6 (1997) 1,715 kappaletta
Virus : romaani (1987) 1,640 kappaletta
Tappava tartunta (1995) 1,630 kappaletta
Myrkky (1997) 1,584 kappaletta
Vektori (1999) 1,476 kappaletta
Pahuuden paluu (1994) 1,473 kappaletta
Merkityt (2005) 1,291 kappaletta
Kohtalokas hoito (1994) 1,291 kappaletta
Shokki (2001) 1,232 kappaletta
Hoitovirhe (2006) 1,225 kappaletta
Hyökkäys (1997) 1,202 kappaletta
Aivoklinikka (1993) 1,198 kappaletta
Sokea piste (1992) 1,195 kappaletta
Soluhautomo (2003) 1,184 kappaletta
Mutantti (1989) 1,167 kappaletta
Sfinksi : romaani (1979) 1,159 kappaletta
Aivot : romaani (1981) 1,116 kappaletta
Kuume (1982) 1,103 kappaletta
Kaappaus (2000) 1,100 kappaletta
Pahan valta (1990) 1,098 kappaletta
Tuomio (1988) 1,057 kappaletta
Romahdus (2007) 1,055 kappaletta
Elämän merkit (1991) 962 kappaletta
Kuoleman ruhtinas : romaani (1983) 944 kappaletta
Tahdon valtiaat : romaani (1985) 936 kappaletta
Äkkikuolema (2008) 870 kappaletta
Perimä (2009) 733 kappaletta
Kantasolu (2010) 600 kappaletta
Death Benefit (2011) 454 kappaletta
Nano (2013) 391 kappaletta
Verkossa (2014) 367 kappaletta
The Year Of The Intern (1972) 357 kappaletta
Host (2015) 288 kappaletta
Pandemic (2018) 253 kappaletta
Charlatans (2017) 230 kappaletta
Genesis (2019) 185 kappaletta
Viral (2021) 112 kappaletta
Night Shift (2022) 82 kappaletta
Coma [1978 film] (1978) — Tekijä — 36 kappaletta
Autopsie (1994) 20 kappaletta
Vector / Contagion (2004) 19 kappaletta
Toxin/Chromosome 6 Duo (Spl) (2004) 17 kappaletta
Coma [and] Abduction (2008) 9 kappaletta
Brain / Fatal Cure (1999) 6 kappaletta
Aivot ; Kuume (1991) 4 kappaletta
Toxin / Schock (2006) 3 kappaletta
Shattered 1 kappale
Agy ; Szfinx (1998) 1 kappale
Sphinx/Fever (2000) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Works have been aliased into Robin M. Cook.

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Cook, Robin
Virallinen nimi
Cook, Robert William Arthur
New York, New York, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Naples, Florida, USA
Queens, New York, USA
Leonia, New Jersey, USA
Wesleyan University (BS)
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (MD|1966)
Harvard Medical School (residency)
United States Navy
Woodrow Wilson Center's Board of Trustees
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Robert Brian "Robin" Cook (born May 4, 1940) is an American physician and novelist who writes about medicine and topics affecting public health.

He is best known for combining medical writing with the thriller genre. Many of his books have been bestsellers on The New York Times Best Seller List. Several of his books have also been featured in Reader's Digest. His books have sold nearly 400 million copies worldwide.

Cook was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Woodside, Queens, New York City. He moved to Leonia, New Jersey when he was eight, where he could first have the "luxury" of having his own room. He graduated from Wesleyan University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and finished his postgraduate medical training at Harvard.

Cook ran the Cousteau Society's blood-gas lab in the south of France. He later became an aquanaut (a submarine doc) with the U.S. Navy's SEALAB program when he was drafted in 1969. Cook served in the Navy from 1969 to 1971, reaching the rank of lieutenant commander. He wrote his first novel, Year of the Intern, while serving on the Polaris submarine USS Kamehameha.

The Year of the Intern was a failure, but Cook began to study bestsellers. He said, "I studied how the reader was manipulated by the writer. I came up with a list of techniques that I wrote down on index cards. And I used every one of them in Coma." He conceived the idea for Coma, about illegally creating a supply of transplant organs, in 1975. In March 1977, that novel's paperback rights sold for $800,000. It was followed by the Egyptology thriller Sphinx in 1979 and another medical thriller, Brain, in 1981. Cook then decided he preferred writing over a career in medicine.

Cook's novels combine medical fact with fantasy. His medical thrillers are designed, in part, to keep the public aware of both the technological possibilities of modern medicine and the ensuing socio-ethical problems which come along with it. Cook says he chose to write thrillers because the forum gives him "an opportunity to get the public interested in things about medicine that they didn't seem to know about. I believe my books are actually teaching people."

The author admits he never thought that he would have such compelling material to work with when he began writing fiction in 1970. "If I tried to be the writer I am today a number of years ago, I wouldn't have very much to write about. But today, with the pace of change in biomedical research, there are any number of different issues, and new ones to come," he says.

Cook's novels have anticipated national controversy. In an interview with Stephen McDonald about the novel Shock, Cook admitted the book's timing was fortuitous.



Ich kann mir dieses Buch gut als 50er Jahre B-Movie vorstellen. Als Buch ist das alles doch arg flach und trashig....
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Indy133 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 19, 2024 |
First of all, Robin Cook surprised me with this here novel. This is way different from his standard fare which admittedly is already quite readable. With this effort though he clearly reinvented himself. This is quite Michael Crichtonesque and less Robin Cook.

The premise: (stated in a few key words) Exploration, Deep Sea, Secret Base,
The argument: Add the traditional characters and interaction (three stooges/hillbillies, the rational scientist, the unyielding military man, the arbiter - a rich tycoon) trying through dialogue (extrapolation, induction, deduction) to solve a baffling mystery within a plot reminiscent of the classic Jules Verne and H . Rider Haggard works.
... And the conclusion is: right up my alley😊

Highlights in quote: "None of them are Russians. - Well, none of them are Americans neither. There is not a single overweight person.😁
"You are delightedly primitive". -"You are yanking my chain..." - Not at all... Not at all.😁
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nitrolpost | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 19, 2024 |
I was a Robin Cook fan. His recent books have gone downhill. I read about only 10%. I have not finished his last several books.
My notes next to Genesis, Cure, Charletons, and Night Shift, reflect the following annotations, DNF, DNC, did not finish, did not care.
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jstjst | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 9, 2024 |
Unimaginative plot. High-school-level writing; maybe less. No depth in the science. Pathetically lame sex/romance thrown in.

For a book published in 2014, the idea of centralized, automated medical care is not surprising. Would've been a more interesting book to hear all the roadblocks that prevent such a concept from being deployed and keep the practice of medicine as poor as it is.
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donwon | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |



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