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The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton
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The Terminal Man (1972)

by Michael Crichton

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Ook verschenen als : De gelukzalige moordenaar
  Marjoles | May 6, 2014 |
There are reviews divided between saying that it is dated, and conversely, that it is ever presently meaningful. However, what I think most reviewers have missed is the storyline of how Harry Benson's fear of the loss of self is misunderstood by everyone around him, including Janet Ross who believes herself to be on his side and against his surgery. This is referenced in a final recollection of hers, of an earlier patient who had eventually committed suicide. The strongest theme in this novel for me was the debate of loss of self. The concerns of the other players in the book is how to reconstruct a good life for Benson, which in his mind is no life at all. ( )
  pansygarden | Feb 24, 2013 |
A good book about a man who has problems with his brain. These problems cause him to have seizures and become very aggressive after these seizures. He gets beta surgery that temporarily helps him, then makes him worse ( )
  StBu0404 | Jan 31, 2011 |
This book was alright. Mr. Crichton has done much better. ( )
  Anagarika-Sean | Sep 25, 2010 |
Wow, the underlying science and technology is really dated, almost 40 years later. That's to be expected, but that facet will be at the forefront of the reader's consciousness.

The book displays the origins of Crichton's technique of extrapolating current science to craft a thriller novel, but it's not as polished as his later work. ( )
  tororojo | May 1, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Michael Crichtonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Capriolo, EttoreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giralt, PilarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gudynas, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matignon, M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rommes-Coppée, C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Soares, Gilson B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, GeorgeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Eerste man gekoppeld aan een computer....en die man is een krankzinnige moordenaar
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Readers who find the subject matter of this book shocking or frightening should not delude themselves by also thinking it is something quite new.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060092572, Mass Market Paperback)

Harry has a problem. Ever since getting in a car accident, he's suffered from "thought seizures," violent fits in which he attacks other people. He used to be an artificial intelligence researcher, which may explain why he targets anyone who either works on machines or who acts like a machine--mechanics, gas-station attendants, prostitutes, exotic dancers. But there's hope: he can become part machine himself, undergoing "Stage 3," an experimental procedure implanting 40 electrodes deep in the pleasure centers of his brain. The surgery is successful, and blissful pulses of electricity short-circuit Harry's seizures. That is, until Harry figures out how to overload himself with the satisfying jolts and escapes on a murderous rampage. One of Crichton's earliest, playing ably on '70s fears of computers and mind control. --Paul Hughes

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The classic thriller and "New York Times" bestseller is reissued with a new look. Prone to violent seizures, Harry Benson undergoes an experimental procedure that implants electrodes in his brain, sending soothing pulses to the brain's pleasure canyon. However, Harry learns how to control the pulses and increase their frequency. Harry then escapes--a homicidal maniac loose in the city--and nothing will stop his murderous rampage. Reissue.… (more)

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