Flashback Friday: Coma

ffbutton2Flashback Friday is a weekly tradition started here at Bookshelf Fantasies, focusing on showing some love for the older books in our lives and on our shelves. If you’d like to join in, just pick a book published at least five years ago, post your Flashback Friday pick on your blog, and let us all know about that special book from your reading past and why it matters to you. Don’t forget to link up!

This week on Flashback Friday:

Coma

Coma by Robin Cook
(published 1977)

 Synopsis (Goodreads):

They 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 cased irreversible brain death, leaving each of them in a hopeless coma.

Something is very 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….

I think this was the first medical thriller I’d ever read, and let me tell you: It scared the bejeezus out of me. Robin Cook has written over 20 novels since, but in Coma, his 2nd novel, he introduced popular culture to the terror of medicine gone wrong, and we’ve never quite recovered!

What flashback book is on your mind this week?

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