The Terminal Man

The Terminal Man 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

  • Title: The Terminal Man
  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • ISBN: 9780060092573
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 placeHarry 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.

    The Terminal Man Jun , Directed by Mike Hodges With George Segal, Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat Hoping to cure his violent seizures, a man agrees to a series of experimental microcomputers inserted into his brain but inadvertently discovers that violence now triggers a The Terminal Man The Terminal Man Michael Feb , Terminal man is one of Crichton s early novels His story telling is still excellent but the subject matter is slightly outdated The story revolves around a patient with a condition that makes him extremely violent, when he experiences a seizure. The Terminal Man Rotten Tomatoes The Terminal Man is one of those quiet, slow moving masterpieces of early s science fiction and then you get to a totally horrific, violent scene. The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton Mar , The Terminal Man is the story of, Harry Benson, a normal man who following a car accident develops a violent side which is triggered by a seizure and a black out The technical medical term I looked it up is psychomotor epilepsy. The Terminal Man Mike Hodges, George Segal Mar , Segal plays the eponymous Terminal Man with great balance, presenting an individual worthy of both your sympathy and fear, whilst the supporting cast remain brilliantly detached and malevolent within the shadows of the picture s sterile, futuristic dystopia. The Terminal Man MichaelCrichton From The Terminal Man He s a very bright man, Ross said It was a fact that they all tended to forget To the cops, Benson was a criminal charged with assault, one of the hundreds of querulous types they saw each day To the hospital staff, he was a diseased man, unhappy, dangerous, borderline psychotic. The Terminal Man film The Terminal Man by Alfred Mehran Jan , The Terminal Man is the extraordinary story of Mehran Karimi Nasseria, better known as Sir Alfred of Charles de Gaulle Airport Sir Alfred has spent the last years living and sleeping inside the airport s Terminal One building, trapped in international no man s land without the proper documentation needed to move on.

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    1. Michael Crichton

      Michael Crichton 1942 2008 was one of the most successful novelists of his generation, admired for his meticulous scientific research and fast paced narrative He graduated summa cum laude and earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1969 His first novel, Odds On 1966 , was written under the pseudonym John Lange and was followed by seven Lange novels He also wrote as Michael Douglas and Jeffery Hudson His novel A Case of Need won the Edgar Award in 1969 Popular throughout the world, he has sold than 200 million books His novels have been translated into thirty eight languages, and thirteen have been made into films.Michael Crichton passed away from lymphoma in 2008 He was 66 years old.

    608 thoughts on “The Terminal Man”

    1. The Terminal Man is so far my least favorite of all Michael Crichton's novels. (I'm almost finished reading all of his fiction books.) But I couldn't rate it lower than three-stars, because this is Crichton, for pity's sake. He's one of my favorite authors. And I suppose the tremendous research and effort dedicated in this book is worth an additional star. Okay, so this is about a man named Benson who frequently had violent seizures. People from the Neuropsychiatric Research Unit decided to appl [...]


    2. Brief synopsis; neurologists implant a patient's brain with electrodes in an attempt to calm his violence-inducing seizures. As 'playing God' goes, the doctors involved fall a few steps short of Frankenstein or Jekyll, but they engage in quite a lot of back-slapping, words-of-caution-ignoring and unhatched-chicken-counting. Needless to say a garden-variety thriller breaks out.What sets The Terminal Man apart is how thoroughly researched it is; we're talking 5 pages of bibliography and technical [...]


    3. Years ago, I saw "The Andromeda Strain" & then saw this book, so I picked it up. It was pretty good & was an early explorer of man-computer interfacing. It also shows the fallacy of positive feedback as a form of control. There's a fair amount of gore & the hospital descriptions really impressed me. It might be a bit dated now, though. If you have to hunt up a volume, try to find the first hardback. It had some good, if a bit gruesome, illustrations in it, as I recall.



    4. Through the use of tools mankind has made unimaginable advances, and with the ever increasing advances in tools progress has come at increasing speed and complexity, but at what point are the advances untenable? At what point does the dependency on the tools become a weakness? At what point do we design our own destruction? This is a classic 'man orchestrates his own downfall' or 'man created monster' warning tale, but at the same time it is a quick paced thriller. This might be my favorite Cric [...]


    5. The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton.One of Crichton's earlier works The Terminal Man is not as polished or as engaging as his later Science Fiction or Medical Fiction, but the hint of greatness is definitely evident and despite the fact that the books is 41 years old this year the story is still a compelling read with a few unexpected twists and turns. The Terminal Man is the story of, Harry Benson, a normal man who following a car accident develops a violent side which is triggered by a seizur [...]


    6. It was rather ironic to jump from Henry Marsh’s account to Michael Crichton and both these books are based on neurosurgery. The important point to note was that these two books are as different as chalk and cheese. Having read through almost all of Crichton’s oeuvre, I think this is one of his weakest books.The premise is standard Crichton fare of science running amok and how we finally fix it. It goes like :Scientists goof up.Trouble begins and goes unnoticed. Trouble escalates.People die.H [...]


    7. I had high hopes for this book after reading Crichton's 'The Andromeda Strain.' I thought it would be another techno-thriller with the same kind of intriguing ideas and medical realism that would make the plot believeable and far-fetched at the same time. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Perhaps the book is dated in the sense that a man receiving brain implants and receiving shocks in order to stimulate the brain is no longer science-fiction and rather is a reality of today's medicine. Furt [...]


    8. 'The Terminal Man' by Michael CrichtonThe Plot: Harry Benson is a man who suffers from seizures, caused by brain damage incurred as a result of a car accident. These seizures are unpredictable & distressing for Benson who has blackouts, can't remember where he has been or his actions whilst 'unconscious'. What happens, invariably, during these blackouts, is that Benson becomes involved in fights. He attacks his victims with a ferocity that belies his diminutive stature. Benson comes to the a [...]


    9. Since I lost my mind I have formed what is fair to call a morbid fascination in the human brain. I am equally intrigued as I am disgusted by it. So I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered the premise for The Terminal Man. Basically a man who suffers “psychomotor epilepsy” is the subject for a new and controversial experiment where computer chips are placed inside his brain. A control receptor thingy - (I’m not good with science; spare me the jargon) - is placed in his shoulder. The id [...]


    10. I cannot fault a book for when it was written, but it is a huge understatement to say that this book has not stood the test of time. It is a book about implanting a computer into someone's brain in order to treat a violent form of epilepsy. Computers were brand new technology in 1971 and Crichton's book focuses on the fears that people had about computers getting too powerful. Usually Crichton's books are chilling in their accounts of science going awry but, unfortunately in this case, his imagi [...]


    11. The full review is available at the following link:bookunderthesun/2Although he is not the protagonist of the story, the whole event revolved around Harry Benson, a patient suffering from a violent seizure known as Acute Disinhibitory Lesions, or ADL (not sure if it is a real syndrome). Harry's seizure came and go, and was so violent that a police guard was required to escort him into the hospital in case his epilepsy occurred. During the course of the seizure, Harry would have no control over h [...]


    12. Harry Benson is a computer analyst who works for the DOD and thinks machines are taking over the world. On top of his delusions, Harry was in a car accident which resulted in brain damage. Harry suffers from seizures which make him violent and he is wanted by the police. Most of the medical staff at University Hospital think he's a perfect candidate for surgery - implantation of a computer in his brain to stop the impulses triggering these seizures. All except his psychiatrist, Janet Ross, who r [...]


    13. The Terminal Man was interesting, in its way. It's an older Michael Crichton book and isn't as polished or as intense as his later works. It's another of his books that I would recommend only to hardcore Crichton fans. I had some difficulty understanding Harry's actions, even though they were fully explained in the book. I'm not sure if this was more about me not comprehending the psychological/medical/technological aspects of the book or if the book wasn't basic enough for a lay-person.


    14. Esta novela fue escrita en 1971 y las cosas que cuenta eran ciencia ficción de la buena entonces, aunque hoy estén anticuadas muchas de ellas. El argumento es bueno (de nuevo, marca de la casa Crichton) y la conclusión es triste: máquinas y hombre están condenados a no habitar en simbiosis. La visión es bastante pesimista. El libro, que terminé un día después de "Acoso", me pareció mucho mejor.


    15. Listened to on CD. One of Crichton's earliest works. It is dated for the 21st century, but his style and formula is fairly clear as far back as the early 1970's. The only difference is that there is a little more character development than in his later novels. BUT ONLY a LITTLE! The possible relationship with the detective and female doctor wants to go somewhere but doesn't quite catch. The book ends very abruptly. I think Crichton finished it like that in order to generate talk and discussion a [...]


    16. Michael Crichton has always written books much ahead of his time, yet it is difficult to believe that this book was first published in 1972. The story revolves around the complications created when machines take control of humans (a precursor of Artificial Intelligence in recent times). Some chapters are spine-chilling especially the conversation between Benson and Dr.Ross at the latter's house, reminds of the conversation in Silence of the Lambs between Judie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The bes [...]


    17. I really enjoy Crichton's work and the immersive environments he creates and the hard-science edge he adopts. Tis is no different in that respect. It moves along at comfortable pace and I found myself going through it quite quickly. A great work that once again explores morality combined with science.A recommended read for the sci-fi/thriller fan.Plot ***Spoilers***Harry Benson, a man in his 30s, suffers from psychomotor epilepsy. He often has seizures followed by blackouts, and then wakes up ho [...]


    18. Rather dated this is the tale of a hospital medical research team who attempt to cure an accident victim with brain damage the causes him to become violent on occasion. The patient is a computer engineer with fears that the machines are taking over the world, but has agreed to an operation that will insert needles into his brain to monitor and stimulate certain sections to prevent these outbursts. The probes are connected to a nuclear power pack and a minute computer that monitors and initiates [...]


    19. I have always had a rocky relationship with the genre of cautionary science fiction. There tend to be two types of this, those that explicitly or implicitly anti-science or anti-technology (I might call it science fiction for Luddites), and those that are not. I find the later to be far more acceptable than the former. I find Micheal Crichton's work to be especially iffy, many of his works are described as "cautionary techno thrillers" and no book of his is more explicitly anti-tech than this on [...]



    20. Weak plot with ignorant and outdated views of people with epilepsy. Crichton himself came out and said he felt this was his worst novel and after reading it, I would agree with him.


    21. At first, I thought that this book was going to be purely medical fiction, and did not expect to understand much or enjoy it. It is not. This is about how a human brain can control a computer, and vice versa. A man with ADL (Acute Disinhibitory Lesion) is operated upon to "cure" his disorder, by implanting electrodes into his brain that would prevent seizures by sending signals to the brain. This would be controlled by a miniature computer (second "brain"), which is also implanted in his body. T [...]


    22. I've got to say I am more than a little disappointed after finishing this book. I tried my hardest in putting myself in the early 70s mindset of awe and apprehension towards computing and technology, but it was more the story itself which let me down. True, the book hasn't aged particularly well due to some of the science being wrong, much of the technology being woefully out-dated, but for the time the opinions and technology were right and worked. That said however, the story just isn't all th [...]


    23. While it may not be Crichton's best or most detailed work, this was still a fun, well-crafted suspense. Compared to his other books it's very concise with an abrupt ending, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The most interesting thing was its reflection on the reverential and sometimes fearful attitudes about computers in the early 70s, and the concern about them taking over. Perhaps it's valuable to revisit this fear from the advent of the computer age in today's fully integrated environme [...]


    24. Scientists attempt to link a man with behavioral disorders to a computer that will mollify his violent tendencies, but fail. This take on the Frankenstein story (a staple of modern sci-fi) is less successful than the predecessor "Andromeda Strain," but still displays Crichton's fearlessness: there are pages and pages of references in the appendix, most of which are real articles and books, but others were invented for the purpose of the story. A clever way of confusing the reader into thinking p [...]


    25. Quite an excellent story, Crichton, once again, kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. The only reason why I don't give this book the 5 stars is because the ending leaves you on the edge, there are some unanswered questions that I am still curious about. I am hoping that the film has an ending that will help me out with some closure. That being said, The Terminal Man is an excellent story, ahead of its time and very relevant right now. I recommend it to anyone who likes specul [...]


    26. I didn't like this book. It was stupid and I really didn't care what happened to any of the characters. I especially was annoyed with the psychiatrist who kept telling the murdering Benson guy that he would be ok. Her answer for everything was that he would be fine and everything would be ok. Doesn't sound very clinical to me. Not very believable when this guy just tried to kill her hours earlier. Crichton was trying to post a moral dilemma that if we use computers to heal us that we are becomin [...]


    27. I was pretty interested in this book, expecting action-packed scenes and suspense. However, the book wasn't satisfying in that arena. It was full of scientific mumbo jumbo that could be pretty confusing to those who aren't in the medical field. Furthermore, the book's pacing was slow and by the time the conflict was revealed, it was pretty much predictable.


    28. When I was younger, I practically worshipped Michael Crichton. I don't know if it's the cynicism of adulthood or if this book is especially prejudiced, but I definitely did not appreciate the sexism and homophobia that ran rampant in this book. Other than that, though, it was a very interesting exploration of the ethics of technology and medical intervention.


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