The Terminal Man

The Terminal Man

Book - 2002
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Harry Benson is prone to violent, uncontrollable seizures and is under police guard after attacking two people.

Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit at University Hospital in Los Angeles, is convinced he can cure Benson through a procedure called Stage Three. During this highly specialized experimental surgery, electrodes will be place in the patient's brain, sending monitored, soothing pulses to its pleasure canyons.

Though the operation is a success, there is an unforseen development. Benson learns how to control the pulses and is increasing their frequency. He escapes -- a homicidal maniac loose in the city -- and nothing will stop his murderous rampages or impede his deadly agenda. . .

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2002], c1972
ISBN: 9780060092573
0060092572
Branch Call Number: YA PB Crich 3558ya 1
Characteristics: 266 p

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RandomPainterGirl
Jul 23, 2015

It was an entertaining read, but it falls short to other of Crichton novels.

Characteristic to Crichton's novels (The Andromeda Strain and Next come to mind) the conflict and shocking turn of events culminate in a drastically flat ending. However, the thrill in this novel is not quite the edge-of-my-seat feeling I've come to know and love from Crichton and fails to build to that halt of an ending.

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rahmmie
Nov 19, 2012

I thought this book was excellent. Well-paced, well-researched, great plot, and then it got to the end and it undid in the last 2 or 3 pages all of great work done before. I'm still shaking my head at how it almost felt like the author said to someone "okay, I'm tired, just write whatever to finish the book"

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RichardPaul
Feb 18, 2011

The Terminal Man ---- by Michael Crichton c - 1972. ---- Thriller! ---- A good read! ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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Feb 18, 2011

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