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Not too believable but readable I will give it 2 star. [[ Free Book ]] ☃ Invasão ⇱ Num dos seus mais emocionantes romances, Robin Cook relata uma s bita epidemia de uma doen a que apresenta sintomas absolutamente in ditos que desafiam qualquer diagn stico A causa desconhecida, pois nunca nenhum ser humano viu coisa igualNuma pequena cidade americana come am a aparecer uma pequenas rochas negras, lisas e brilhantes que, quando s o manuseadas, queimam a m o de quem lhes pega A , as pessoas come am a mostrar altera es de personalidade, ap s uma pequena gripe Claro que se trata de uma interven o extraterrestre que pretende dominar o planeta, e pouco tempo depois esta epidemia come a a alastrar por todo o universoMas fica um frupo de resistentes, alguns dos quais s o cientistas que n o tocaram na pedra e por isso est o imunes aos seus efeitos, que , num laborat rio clandestino conseguem inventar o ant doto para os efeitos desta altera o de personalidade, voltando assim tudo normalidade A weak offering by Cook, who never bothers to really develop characters anyway, this implausible tale moves pretty fast and is incredibly predictable Moreover, the ending which I will not reveal is perhaps MORE stupid than the amusing comedic defeat of the aliens in Evolution the movie with Duchovny and that guy from the 7 up commercials, whassisname, Orlando Jones, where they use Selsun Blue to knock out the blubbery alien mass At least in Evolution, the ending is plausible I won t A weak offering by Cook, who never bothers to really develop characters anyway, this implausible tale moves pretty fast and is incredibly predictable Moreover, the ending which I will not reveal is perhaps MORE stupid than the amusing comedic defeat of the aliens in Evolution the movie with Duchovny and that guy from the 7 up commercials, whassisname, Orlando Jones, where they use Selsun Blue to knock out the blubbery alien mass At least in Evolution, the ending is plausible I won t spoil the victory strategy in Invasion for any potential readers, but I can guarantee, one reads it and thinks, not only is this stupid, it isn t even logically consistent On an editor s note, the frequent typos made me want to get out a red pen and fix things, including the changed spelling of some characters names and inconsistent use of quotation marks That I can t blame on Cook Although Robin Cook has written many books, this is the first I have ever read.The cover says it was made into a TV movie and somehow I missed the movie as well, but after reading the book, I would like to see the movie.A meteor falls to the earth, landing in a plume of dust and debris This smooth, black, disk like meteor suddenly extends an arm and collects samples of the earth to verify that it has indeed landed on the right planet Once this is confirmed, the plan is put into action.As an un Although Robin Cook has written many books, this is the first I have ever read.The cover says it was made into a TV movie and somehow I missed the movie as well, but after reading the book, I would like to see the movie.A meteor falls to the earth, landing in a plume of dust and debris This smooth, black, disk like meteor suddenly extends an arm and collects samples of the earth to verify that it has indeed landed on the right planet Once this is confirmed, the plan is put into action.As an unsuspecting Beau spots an unusual small, round, black disk and picks it up to further inspect it, he suddenly drops it and proclaims it stung him Within hours, a virus is turned loose one the inhabitants of eartha virus that is destined to change earth life as we know it.I liked this book, although there were enough medical technical terms to irratate me, but also convince me that Robin Cook know medicine enough to make the storyplausible Well, it s been a long time since I ve read Robin Cook s books I used to devour these types of books many years ago, but now the appeal seems to have gone This is not to say that this is a bad book it s not it is actually a quick read and entertaining It just lacks something for me What I did like about this book was the originality of the aliens These guys were microscopic which is a new one for me I also liked the group of people who combined their efforts to thwart the alien invasio Well, it s been a long time since I ve read Robin Cook s books I used to devour these types of books many years ago, but now the appeal seems to have gone This is not to say that this is a bad book it s not it is actually a quick read and entertaining It just lacks something for me What I did like about this book was the originality of the aliens These guys were microscopic which is a new one for me I also liked the group of people who combined their efforts to thwart the alien invasion This is where the book picks up a little bit too much medical jargon, but again, that s OK The book did read like a made for television book The chapters had that episodic feel to them But that s not a bad thing it makes this book a perfect summer read for the beach, pool, or cabin It s easy to put down and pick up again Storyline aside, I can t stand the way Robin Cook writes His sentence structure is painfully clunky, he chooses to omit contractions in dialog in the weirdest places, and he actually uses exclamation points in narrative I also felt that the storytelling was immature not what I expected from such a prolific author And honestlythe end wrapped up a little too quickly and neatly for me Not a fan. 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge A medical thrillerI was not looking forward to this prompt for what I think are obvious reasons those reading in the future check the date, those reading 40 years from now, ask your parents But, I really liked this book I haven t read a thriller in a while, so I was quite on the edge of my seat Kind of like Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets I am Legend. I have not read anything by Robin Cook before and I can honestly say that I will likely never read anything by him in the future There is so much I would love to say about this book over a glass of whiskey if we had the time, but alas we do not Instead I ll try to be succinct and not revel in the utter misuse of my time spent in reading this book.First, I found this book on the staff room table at work I picked it up because the ideas it purports to explore environmentalism, extraterrestrial I have not read anything by Robin Cook before and I can honestly say that I will likely never read anything by him in the future There is so much I would love to say about this book over a glass of whiskey if we had the time, but alas we do not Instead I ll try to be succinct and not revel in the utter misuse of my time spent in reading this book.First, I found this book on the staff room table at work I picked it up because the ideas it purports to explore environmentalism, extraterrestrial viruses, the nature of personality, the human condition, the very nature of reality are right up my alley This is a book I could get into, I thought I thought wrong these ideas are given such short treatment that they end up being window dressing only Nothing ever develops, there are no deep discussions about any of this There is no, to quote Sporkful s Dan Pashman, Tooth sinkabilty Second, the list of best sellers and previously published works was impressive enough that I thought this might be a worthy read The book spine was even stamped with 1 New York Times Best Selling Author I hazard a guess that it wasn t for this book Again, I thought wrong Without having known something of the author that he is a doctor, that he has published numerous works I would have assumed this was just yet another self published unedited wanna be author out for an ego joyride The technical flaws in his writing be it word choice, sentence structure, plot and character development are too numerous to begin to discuss Finally, and perhaps a bit pedantically, I was continually incensed that every time a character developed a fever, they were offered an aspirin or discussion of aspirin occurred At one point I felt I ought to count up the number of aspirin comments just to have it on hand for the review Look, the book deals with a virus one of which symptoms of infection is fever Just imagine how many times fever and aspirin appeared in the book Every time someone mentioned fever, aspirin was mentioned shortly thereafter This book was 1997 when this book was published I ve been a trauma nurse since 2006 The author is a doctor Much in medicine changed between 1997 and 2006, I m sure, but I m also damn sure that no one was giving aspirin for fevers as a rule in 1997 In all my years as a nurse I have not once read never given aspirin for a fever We give acetaminophen Aspirin is saved for cardiac emergencies or chronic blood thinning uses The author is a doctor and should know this.That said if in his world he wants to use aspirin for fever, great But you don t have to tell me every single time someone has a fever that someone else is reaching for the aspirin Every single time There is so muchthat could be said about this book the wooden characters, the awkward interactions, the hamfisted attempt to make Cassy a love interest desirable etc Just so much bad with this book.He jumped around in various peoples heads, which would be fine if anyone ANYONE had a thought deeper than a puddle, but we get only the most superficial treatment of these characters There is nothing there.The author does geek out a little on virology and that s fine if tiresome because of the generally poor writing , but we never get into the meat of the what and why Even the ending is terrible.Remember the ending of Revenge of the Sith when Anakin puts on Vader s suit and embarrasses himself and ruins everything about being a Sith Lord by screaming and crying like a baby Noooooooo, he screamed, clenching his fists and woodenly acting out his character s impotence Well, the main bad guy has the exact same scene and doesn t play it out any better Feh, I say Glad I m done Only finished it because I need to keep up with my 2017 reading goals On to something better There were so many promising ideas to explore the question if you could be infected with a virus that made youhappy,energetic,socially concerned,intelligent and yet would make fundamental changes to who you are would you take it That there, is a darn interesting question And there are many questions along that line this book promised to address and did nothing I ve rarely read something from a professional that abused a reader so.I guess I ended up failing in my attempt to be succinct and not reveling in the absurdity of this book Apologies I picked up this book because it was a bargain, and Robin Cook has a reputation as a successful writer This is not a typical Robin Cook medical thriller, though This is Cook s foray into science fiction There is still a bit of medical thriller in it, but the invasion, of course, is alien life.The book begins in a college town with a power surge that wipes out TVs, radios, and VCR s Remember, this was written in 1997 This literally made me think of The Twilight Zone cliche I could he I picked up this book because it was a bargain, and Robin Cook has a reputation as a successful writer This is not a typical Robin Cook medical thriller, though This is Cook s foray into science fiction There is still a bit of medical thriller in it, but the invasion, of course, is alien life.The book begins in a college town with a power surge that wipes out TVs, radios, and VCR s Remember, this was written in 1997 This literally made me think of The Twilight Zone cliche I could hear the theme music playing in my head.Then, an abundance of black discs start showing up The black discs don t seem like actual rocks or even man made items because they were sent here to infect humans with an alien virus Beau Stark, one of the main characters, claims to be stung by the object Later that day, he becomes deathly ill with a violent flu like virus The doctors can t cure him, yet they cannot pinpoint anything wrong, either Hours later, he is not only cured, but full of energy and a different personality.In fairly short order, the entire earth is being dominated by an alien life form who, of all things, care about the environment People can communicate without speaking due to a collective consciousness, they smile all the time, and the life forms have typical alien characteristics such as glowing eyes, mind control, super human strength, and eventually, blue lizard like skin They are also building a space station preparing for the rest of the aliens to arrive While I was reading, I couldn t help but think of Stephanie Meyer s novel The Host, which I didn t actually enjoy.To save the world, a group of six who have not been infected, will need to figure out exactly what the alien virus is and how to stop it.Sounds like a bad TV movie, right The beginning was fine, but as the novel wore on, it was difficult to get through it The characters are never fully developed they arelike caricatures It was difficult to relate to any of them They weren t very likable.The book contains scientific geek speak that is mostly meant either to make the author look smart, or to make the reader think there is something terrible important going on that a layman can t comprehend I don t expect science fiction to be completely feasible, but I do expect a clever plot, dynamic characters, and a compelling plot For a bargain book, I guess I liked it, but had I paid full price, umm, not so much Disappointing, Robin Cook I expected This book was well written and entertaining I enjoyed the storyline and think the characters were developed well enough If you like something with a scifi feel and plot to include aliens then this book will be right up your alley Little bit of a cheesy ending but that s okay I like cheesy ends Enjoy your read