Breakthrough

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 297 pages
  • Breakthrough
  • Ken Grimwood
  • English
  • 23 November 2017
  • 0345254708

About the Author: Ken Grimwood

Ken Grimwood 1944 2003 worked in broadcast journalism for a number of years before retiring in 1988 to write full time He wrote five novels, including the award winning Replay, Breakthrough, and The Voice Outside.


BreakthroughTwenty Six Year Old Elizabeth Austin Has Been Cured Of Epilepsy By A New And Daring Experimental Treatment Tiny Electrodes Implanted In Her Brain, Control Her Seizures And Restore Her To A Normal Life Free To Repair A Troubled Marriage And Resume An Abandoned Career But As Part Of Her Operation, Elizabeth Had Agreed To Have Other Electrodes Implanted In The So Called Silent Areas Of The Brain, Whose Functions Are Unknown To Modern Science And When One Of Those Electrodes Is Stimulated, Elizabeth Is Gripped By Strange, Shattering Sensations They Are Not Memories At Least, Not Her Memories

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10 thoughts on “Breakthrough

  1. George says:

    My third Grimwood book and I d say it s definitely my least favorite, though it s still good Has a very slow start before it really gets going in the middle and near the end I couldn t put it down This was his first book and it shows, but as always Grimwood has a knack for making a very believable character feel alive and real As for the plot itself, it felt a lot like an extended Twilight Zone episode Great atmosphere.

  2. Ömer says:

    4.35 5Epilepsiyle ilgili bir eyler okumak g zeldi Yorumu i in 4.35 5Epilepsiyle ilgili bir eyler okumak g zeldi Yorumu i in

  3. Bridget says:

    Breakthrough was apparently Grimwood s debut novel In some ways I can tell there are times where I wanted to rush him through some of the details and the medical talk It s not that it was not enjoyable, but I was anxious to get to the good stuff In other ways I can see the same intriguing sci fi thriller that I loved so much in Replay Elizabeth has had epilepsy her whole life and has her brain implanted with electrodes that help her control her seizures with the help of a remote control tra Breakthrough was apparently Grimwood s debut novel In some ways I can tell there are times where I wanted to rush him through some of the details and the medical talk It s not that it was not enjoyable, but I was anxious to get to the good stuff In other ways I can see the same intriguing sci fi thriller that I loved so much in Replay Elizabeth has had epilepsy her whole life and has her brain implanted with electrodes that help her control her seizures with the help of a remote control transmitter Along the way of testing the transmitter, she discovers visions very real, physical visions of another woman s life The book then turns towards her new obsession with these visions and this other woman s life, and I was left on the edge of my seat craning my neck to see where Grimwood would take it It was thrilling and fantasy without being over the top assuming you could get on board with the initial storyline Up until the very last page, I felt fascinated and addicted by Elizabeth s story much in the same way she was fascinated and addicted by Jenny s story My only criticism is much the same criticism I had with Replay Grimwood writes sex like a man, and it s completely gratuitous at times and often a little bit ridiculous If you can ignore that flaw, this book has so much going for it

  4. Elif says:

    3 3,5 Ba lar s kt beni a k as Konu olarak g zel Epilepsi tedavisi yan nda Elizabeth beynin sessiz b lgeleriyle ilgili bir deneye g n ll oluyor Bu deney esnas nda kendini ba ka bir insan n zihninde buluyor ve o d nemde ya amak daha cazip geliyor kad na inde ya ad beyni ve bedeni ele ge irmeye al yor T bb bilgiler falan bo du beni bir ara Ama sonu ok rk t c yd K zd m o u yerde Elizabeth e Sanki kendi ya am gibi davrand e sana ne ki Tabi b yle bir sonu hak etti de d 3 3,5 Ba lar s kt beni a k as Konu olarak g zel Epilepsi tedavisi yan nda Elizabeth beynin sessiz b lgeleriyle ilgili bir deneye g n ll oluyor Bu deney esnas nda kendini ba ka bir insan n zihninde buluyor ve o d nemde ya amak daha cazip geliyor kad na inde ya ad beyni ve bedeni ele ge irmeye al yor T bb bilgiler falan bo du beni bir ara Ama sonu ok rk t c yd K zd m o u yerde Elizabeth e Sanki kendi ya am gibi davrand e sana ne ki Tabi b yle bir sonu hak etti de diyemeyece im

  5. Brenda says:

    Confusing Science fiction and horror, not my thing.

  6. Müzeyem says:

    Sil ba tan kitab ile tan t m bu yazara bir ans daha vereyim dedim ama vermez olayd m Genel olarak ak c olsa da yer yer elektrot muhabbetlerinden ok s k ld m Belki de benim alg ma g re fazlaca fantastik geldi i i in s namad m kitaba Tavsiye etmiyorum.

  7. Gönül Akgül says:

    Yazar n T rk eye evirilmi t m kitaplar n okudum Umar m di erleri de evirilir Grimwood hala ya asayd da daha fazla yazsayd , 70 ve 80lerde m thi kurgular yapm Hayalg c inan lmaz.

  8. Dennis D. says:

    What would it be like if Michael Crichton had teamed up with Nora Roberts to write a science thriller set just a couple of years in the future, and then brought in Ray Bradbury to tweak the ending I suspect the by product of that collaboration might be very much like this book.The late Ken Grimwood is not a household name I ve had his third novel, Replay, on my to read list for a while That one won a World Fantasy Award for best novel in 1988, and has a pretty strong cult following Diehard What would it be like if Michael Crichton had teamed up with Nora Roberts to write a science thriller set just a couple of years in the future, and then brought in Ray Bradbury to tweak the ending I suspect the by product of that collaboration might be very much like this book.The late Ken Grimwood is not a household name I ve had his third novel, Replay, on my to read list for a while That one won a World Fantasy Award for best novel in 1988, and has a pretty strong cult following Diehard Replay fans seem to also hold this, Grimwood s 1976 debut novel, in high regard, so I decided to check out the earlier work first.Our heroine is Elizabeth Austin, a woman in her mid to late 20s who has suffered from epilepsy ever since she was a young girl Elizabeth s occasional seizures are resistant to conventional medical treatment, and interfere with just about every aspect of her life She has an understanding employer not necessarily a given in 1976 , but is concerned about driving a car, swimming, holding a baby any activity where a sudden seizure could cause serious problems After years of just dealing with it, her doctor suggests that she may be the ideal candidate for a radical and experimental new brain surgery that could cure her completely She eagerly pursues this opportunity, which is where the echoes of Michael Crichton come in the procedure involves electrical stimuli to various unmapped regions of the brain These stimuli result in a defacto cure for the epilepsy, but also produce unusual side effects One particular trigger, for instance, causes Elizabeth to have visions or perhaps hallucinations of day to day life as though she were experiencing it in a different body, in the distant past This part of the story is where some of theflorid, Nora Roberts esque, prose comes into play.This is an engaging thriller The hardcover copy I read only topped out at 233 pages, but it still felt a little bloated in parts, like maybe there was some filler to get it to that page count, or as if it could have used some crisper editing But for a first novel, especially one that s over 30 years old, it was very easy to stay with, right up to the gotcha ending

  9. Matt says:

    I was amused reading this, because I ve read Replay twice, a book I consider among my very favorites You can see that Grimwood had been playing with the idea of living other lives from the very beginning, in this, his first novel My only criticism is that Grimwood deserved a better editor, there s a lot of bloated stream consciousness and extra details that don t serve to further the plot along this would have been better as a novella I did guess at the ending, but that didn t make it less I was amused reading this, because I ve read Replay twice, a book I consider among my very favorites You can see that Grimwood had been playing with the idea of living other lives from the very beginning, in this, his first novel My only criticism is that Grimwood deserved a better editor, there s a lot of bloated stream consciousness and extra details that don t serve to further the plot along this would have been better as a novella I did guess at the ending, but that didn t make it less enjoyablegood storytelling is an interesting ride, and Breakthrough was a hint of better realized concepts to come

  10. Esma T says:

    Kaybolu istedi imi vermese de g zel bir kitapt , m kemmel de ildi ancak okunabilir bir roman zellikle sonu a rt c ve garipti, h l hislerim kesinle medi bu konuda ve hi de kesinle meyecek galiba lk b l mler epilepsi hastalar n z anlaman z ve empati kurman z sa l yor, bu k s mlar ok be endim, fark ndal m z artt rmam z gerekti ini bir kez daha g rm oldum Konusu ve hikayesi ile g zel bir kitap olsa i leni ini ve Elizabeth in tav rlar n sevemedim ben, yine de g zel bir kitapt Kaybolu istedi imi vermese de g zel bir kitapt , m kemmel de ildi ancak okunabilir bir roman zellikle sonu a rt c ve garipti, h l hislerim kesinle medi bu konuda ve hi de kesinle meyecek galiba lk b l mler epilepsi hastalar n z anlaman z ve empati kurman z sa l yor, bu k s mlar ok be endim, fark ndal m z artt rmam z gerekti ini bir kez daha g rm oldum Konusu ve hikayesi ile g zel bir kitap olsa i leni ini ve Elizabeth in tav rlar n sevemedim ben, yine de g zel bir kitapt Ayr nt l yorum i in