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Coma

78.6% complete
1977
1980
1 time
Boston (Mass.) - Fiction
Coma - Patients - Fiction
Fiction in English
Hospital patients - Fiction
Medical novels
Suspense fiction
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Prologue - February 14, 1976
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Book Cover
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1313
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Copyright © 1977 by Robert Cook
In memory of my father,
recognition of my mother,
and thanks to Sharron.
Nancy Greenly lay on the operating table on her back, staring up at the large kettledrum-shaped lights in operating room No. 8, trying to be calm.
May contain spoilers
Something was very wrong.
No comments on file
Synopsis not on file
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Added: 03-Jul-2006
Last Updated: 03-Apr-2023

Publications

 01-Dec-1977
Signet
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Dec-1977
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$2.50
Pages*:
305
Catalog ID:
E7881
Read:
Once
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
1378
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-451-07881-0
ISBN-13:
978-0-451-07881-0
Printing:
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Paul Bacon  - Cover Artist
"A CHILLING, FAST-MOVING, SUSPENSE THRILLER... UN-PUT-DOWNABLE!" - BOSTON GLOBE

The call it "minor surgery," but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman, and a dozen others, all admitted to Memorial Hospital for routine procedures, are victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table.  They never wake up again.

Some traceless error in anesthesia has caused irreversible brain death, leaving each of them in a hopeless coma.

Something is wrong here.  And Susan Wheeler, a beautiful young medical student, hazards her life to uncover the horrifying explanation - a plot so ghastly, so far-reaching, so terrifyingly incredible, yet so nightmarishly possible it will leave you suspended in a state of fear....

COMA

"UNNERVING... WILL LOWER YOUR TEMPERATURE!"
- NEWSWEEK

"STRIKES A DEAFENING CHORD OF TERROR!"
- WASHINGTON POST

A MAIN SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD

NEW AMERICAN PUBLISHES SIGNET, MENTOR, PLUME & MERIDIAN BOOKS
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Notes and Comments:
First Signet Printing, December, 1977
Fifth printing based on the number line

Read this in junior high.  My mother or father bought the book.  I'm not sure if they even read it.  I have never seen the movie either - I don't think I was allowed to at the time.

Related

Author(s)

Robin Cook  
Birth: 04 May 1940 Queens, New York, USA
Notes:
From "About the Author" in the novel Coma:

Robin Cook lives in Boston where he is a practicing ophthalmologist and Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School.  He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.  Dr. Cook is a multifaceted writer whose publications include many scientific articles as well as the NAL publication The Year of the Intern.

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  • I try to maintain page numbers for audiobooks even though obviously there aren't any. I do this to keep track of pages read and I try to use the Kindle version page numbers for this.
  • Synopses marked with an asterisk (*) were generated by an AI. There aren't a lot since this is an iffy way to do it - AI seems to make stuff up.
  • When specific publication dates are unknown (ie prefixed with a "Cir"), I try to get the publication date that is closest to the specific printing that I can.
  • When listing chapters, I only list chapters relevant to the story. I will usually leave off Author Notes, Indices, Acknowledgements, etc unless they are relevant to the story or the book is non-fiction.
  • Page numbers on this site are for the end of the main story. I normally do not include appendices, extra material, and other miscellaneous stuff at the end of the book in the page count.






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