Being

Being The Fugitive meets Blade Runner with a Kevin Brooks kick in this heart stopper about a boy who discovers he s not one hundred percent human It was just supposed to be a routine exam But when the docto

  • Title: Being
  • Author: Kevin Brooks
  • ISBN: 9780439899734
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Fugitive meets Blade Runner with a Kevin Brooks kick in this heart stopper about a boy who discovers he s not one hundred percent human.It was just supposed to be a routine exam But when the doctors snake the fiber optic tube down Robert Smith s throat, what they discover doesn t make medical sense Plastic casings Silver filaments Moving metal parts In his nak The Fugitive meets Blade Runner with a Kevin Brooks kick in this heart stopper about a boy who discovers he s not one hundred percent human.It was just supposed to be a routine exam But when the doctors snake the fiber optic tube down Robert Smith s throat, what they discover doesn t make medical sense Plastic casings Silver filaments Moving metal parts In his naked, anesthetized state on the operating table, Robert hears the surgeons shocked comments What the hell is that It s me, Robert thinks, and I ve got to get out of here Armed with a stolen automatic and the videotape of his strange organs, he manages to escape, and to embark on an orphan s violent odyssey to find out exactly who exactly what he is.

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    About “Kevin Brooks

    • Kevin Brooks

      Kevin Brooks was born in 1959 and grew up in Exeter, Devon, England He studied Psychology and Philosophy at Birmingham, Aston University in 1980 and Cultural Studies in London in 1983 Kevin Brooks has been in a variety of jobs including musician, gasoline station attendant, crematorium handyman, civil service clerk, hot dog vendor at the London Zoo, post office clerk, and railway ticket office clerk.Kevin Brooks s writing career started with the publication of Martyn Pig in 2002 through The Chicken House which won the Branford Boase Award 2003 and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal He also wrote Lucas 2002 which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children s Fiction Prize and Booktrust Teenage Prize in 2003 also winning the North East Book Award in 2004.In 2004 he published Kissing the Rain and Bloodline and I See You, Baby and Candy in 2005 In 2006 he published 3 books including Johnny Delgado Series Like Father, Like Son and Private Detective as well as The Road of the Dead a standalone novel In February 2008 he published the standalone book Black Rabbit Summer.As a child, Kevin Brooks enjoyed reading detective novels He writes most plots of the various books he has written around crime fiction He likes mystery and suspence and enjoys putting both of those components into each and every story he writes in some shape or form.

    429 thoughts on “Being

    • Ended up being philosophical than I had expected but I still enjoyed it So, you re sixteen and you re having some stomach pain Your foster parents have to work so you go to the doctor s appointment by yourself It s just routine they said No big deal So why not right It s just a simple fiber optic camera down the throat What could go wrong When Robert Smith wakes up during the middle of the procedure and learns his insides are wires, oil, pumps and plastic, he begins a long struggle to get some [...]


    • I HATE THIS BOOK But because it has the worse ending ever I didn t get to find anything out about Ryan or Robert What kind of ending is that Aside from that, I thought it was a good book and it left me hanging till the last few pages I would not reccommend this book because it will leave you infuriated when you reach the last page Damn you Kevin Brooks


    • This was a big disappointment From the blurb, the story sounded absolutely amazing the potential was definitely there However, it unfortunately didn t work at all Although it was a very easy read, the story itself was weak, the writing repetitive and the main character was just not likeable I did enjoy reading about Eddi and Robert s relationship and how it evolved, but that was about it I was so disappointed that we didn t really find anything out about Robert or his body, considering that was [...]


    • This book was one of those types of books that keep you on the edge of your seat Imagine thinking you re normal, and like everyone else, but coming to find out, you are FAR from normal Or at least not a normal HUMAN being Robert had to find out the hard way that he was not normal at all when he went in to have an endoscopy done on his stomach Sounds simple, but in the midst of his endoscopy, Robert wakes up only to hear the doctors talking about them what is he What the hell are those he hears t [...]


    • I haven t read a new book in the last 30 days that I feel strongly enough about to want to review and recommend So I am going back in time to the work of Kevin Brooks no relation out of England and suggest you take a look at BEING I might have talked about his books before, but if I have, forgive me for suggesting BEING This is still one of the best young adult science fiction books ever written Right up there with Nancy Farmer s HOUSE OF THE SCORPION Here s the set up What if you were to go in [...]


    • Summary of the story Robert Smith once believed that he was a normal sixteen year old boy and human However, one single event changes his life forever Robert arrives at the hospital to undergo a routine endoscopy to confirm suspicions of possible stomach ulcers Of course, the teen is nervous, anxious, and uncertain about what is about to happen After being injected with an anesthetic, the doctors place the telescopic tube down Robert s throat and come across a shocking discovery what lies withi [...]


    • Nope Don t get it What s the point, really The first half is pretty engaging Machine parts, is he a cyborg There s a girl He has to run away from mysterious men in suits All that is fine.But then they run away to Spain And they stay there completely safe living their livesAnd I found myself thinking Did it even matter that he s part machine This book is definitely not about that It s not really about anything that the front or the back of the book seems to advertise.Basically I feel cheated.If y [...]


    • I was in a bookstore and some of the books were on sale And as I pick this book, I read the blurb and it caught my interest Well, on the blurb it sounds interesting So I decided to buy this book needless to say that I took the advantage of it being on sale As I read on, it seemed worthy but when I was on the latter chapters, I was thinking if when will the true identity being kind of Robert be revealed And man, it didn t I was so disappointed and to be honest, it s as if I wasted a week in readi [...]


    • It was okay A quick, easy read but nothing special or memorable I couldn t connect with any of the characters, because they just weren t realistic Eddi was literally whoever she decided to be, and Robert didn t act like a normal teenage boy He found out his body was basically a machine, but just took it completely in his stride The ending was a let down I wanted to find out HOW Robert came to be the way he was, but we were told nothing and I felt no sense of closure It was an all right book, tho [...]


    • 1.5 stars not because it s a BAD book, but because it s ultimately unsatisfying because of the misleading blurb and, well, a bunch of other reasons.I was pretty into it when I started it s fast paced, very much in the now, and you ve got the same questions as Robert what am I What s going on and the action packed excitement of his escape and harrowing chase and chance encounters when he has to decide to trust people or not range from decent to great Some of the descriptions in the beginning are [...]


    • Robert Smith was waiting for the nurse to call him into the doctor s office to prepare him for his scheduled endoscopy, not realizing it would be the last normal day in his life Once called into the office, Robert was put under anesthetic and doctors went about putting a tube down his throat in order to find out what was causing his stomach discomfort Unexpectedly, Robert woke up before he was supposed to and realized he was in a different room with many people he didn t recognize He heard phras [...]


    • Reviewed by Karin Perry for TeensReadTooRobert Smith was waiting for the nurse to call him into the doctor s office to prepare him for his scheduled endoscopy, not realizing it would be the last normal day in his life Once called into the office, Robert was put under anesthetic and doctors went about putting a tube down his throat in order to find out what was causing his stomach discomfort Unexpectedly, Robert woke up before he was supposed to and realized he was in a different room with many p [...]



    • Being by Kevin BrooksIn the book Being by Kevin Brooks there are a lot of freaky things that happen These aren t your everyday freaky things like your sister wanting to fly to space to meet a bunch of aliens or your brother wanting a piece of candy so he can lick it and give it to someone else or anything like that It is freaky things like going into a surgery and your body being awake inside when it is suppose to be unconscious and being able to feel everything going on inside of you but showin [...]


    • note may contain spiolersAt first it was pretty boring, and you could easily forget you were reading it once you ve placed it down But then, if you still remembered, and continued to read it, it starts to pick up its pace and the story starts moving.But, it s one of those stories riddled with holes.Nothing s really explained clearly You get the gist of it.A guy called Robert Smith goes to get an endoscopy, this basic operation that doctors have done many times before and should have been a norma [...]


    • I am interested in types of books like these Questions about self, morals, life, anything to do with that Okay, this one is questioning whether he s human or not Basic idea Then there s branches off of this What does it mean if I m not human, is it okay, was I born or created.Surprisingly this is also about relationships.d i read it Interesting Robert smith is going through tough times he always has Being shipped from one home to another, that doesn t really scream balance does it He s always he [...]


    • After doctors preform an endoscopy on Robert Smith, his preception of himself becomes rattled and confused Contious but still anaesthetised, he can hear harsh mummurs and the commotion of an operation gone wrong The surgeons hadn t exactly found what they were looking for hidden deep inside the hollow stomach of Robert Instead they have found something intirely different, a network of mysterious and technological implants Frightened the surgeon crew call a goverment agency in secret, and a agent [...]


    • From the moment I read Lucas many years ago, I have been a fan of Kevin Brooks and how he is able to explore the deepness, for lack of a better word, that lies within humanity The darkness, the pain, the uncertainty, are all beautifully represented in his work Sadly, Being left me rather disappointed Science fiction is a genre that I do enjoy, but have never previously read in a Kevin Brooks novel I believe that this element was a distraction Don t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of the strange an [...]


    • If you want an honest, thought over opinion, I didn t really care for this book I believed that it was going to turn out to be one of my all time favorites But, in the end I was proved wrong This book was going smoothly from the beginning, with the suspense, and drama, in the end these qualities make up a good story but I think that they were over used way too much I also enjoy a book that has questions that you can t wait to solve because that s what brings you back to keep reading But, when th [...]


    • I have enjoyed Kevin Brooks stories in the past Black Rabbit Summer, and Naked being the other two I ve read and enjoyed So when Being was recommended to me I thought Why not If I had known that the entire premise of the story would feel pointless, then I would have left it, forgotten the story existed, and put it down to the author having a bad day As it is, I did read it, and tried to enjoy it for what it was I am fan of Sci fi, and Brooks so forced myself through it.If you have four hours of [...]


    • The first time I read this book at the end i was like what the % what was Kevin Brook thinking when he wrote this It does not tell us what he is, and the fact that Eddi dies at the end did not help my rage, at the book for ending, and at MR Brooks for ending it that way i still had so many questions, about what Robert really was, or who Ryan was But then i re read the last 2 or 3 chapters and i realized something that it did not matter what Robert was Or who Ryan was aether, what did matter was [...]


    • More of my reviews at The Cozy Reading CornerBeing was absolutely captivating and I could scarcely put it down The story starts out with Robert Smith going to the doctor for a routine examination an endoscopy But what they see there was anything but routine I don t want to give the story away, but what they see causes a whole set of events to unfold Robert ends up going to Eddi who is a girl because she makes fake IDs and he needs a new identity Then once Eddie becomes involved with all of Rober [...]


    • Joanna SickelsIn the expertly crafted horror novel, Being, by Kevin Brooks, sixteen year old Robert Smith finds he s extraordinary than most I found this book to be quite horrifying in that there were many scenes that made me cringe that made it especially difficult to get through the book at times The surgery scene was very scary I think that it is everyone s fear that they will wake up in the middle of being cut up during an operation I think that scariest scene for me was when Robert drank t [...]


    • I really liked this book up to the very end I thought it didn t have a satisfying ending There could have been a lot done with this book Now that we have got that out of the way I will praise it There were some twists I was not expecting which was very fun All in all I think you should read it but not expect much from the ending I think if the author wanted to he could even make it into a series I think he wanted to write but was at a loss so he just ended it Wondering what happened afterwards [...]


    • This book began as a seemingly sci fi mystery alien possibly bionic boy kind of deal Complete with men in suits and top secret recordings and stuff, cringeworthy scenarios where our protagonist faces utter doom But then it kind of stops He eventually escapes the government s clutches and it turns into a romance novel.when they finally find him again he decides that he doesn t want to know what he is THE ENDI was pretty disappointed, wanted robot boy and less lady friend 2 5 stars.


    • A boy raised in Foster care finds out that he is not a real human He gets chased all over the world The reader never finds out anything about him He is still running at the end of the book.


    • This review is for those who have already read the book I feel like the main plot of Robert trying to uncover what exactly he is takes such a huge detour two thirds in, and it just goes nowhere Everything set up as the main plot in the beginning is seemingly dropped Once they got to Spain the story literally just became a romance focusing on how Robert and Eddi fall in love and become acclimated to a daily, ordinary life It s extremely boring.I don t understand why when Robert s falling in love [...]


    • Who Are You Being Being by Kevin Brooks Puffin Books, 2007 Have you ever seen inside yourself Do you know what s in there Think about it Imagine it You don t know what s under your skin, do you You think you do You think you have all the usual stuff heart, lungs, stomach, liver but how do you know You don t Who are you being is truly the message of the book, along with the main character s greatest trouble Who and what are you, and once you know why does it matter You can t change it, anyways, w [...]


    • This novel begins with Robert Smith, who walks into the hospital for a routine endoscopy and ends up getting his stomach cut open, doctors revealing he s filled with intricate, unknown machinery he wakes up to find mysterious men besides the surgeons and doctors in the high security room he s been moved to he panics and leaves with the anesthetist on gunpoint and starts to run, without knowing what he is or being sure why I really liked this book, i liked how it progressed from Robert wanting to [...]


    • This book was about a teen named Robert Smith When he goes in for a normal examination in the hospital, when the doctors stick a tube down his throat they find something thats not medically possible in his stomach In his stomach there is metal and wires, Robert is apparently a machine He wakes up paralyzed while they are doing the surgery Terrified he flees the hospital but before he is able to make sense of what the doctors were looking at he is charged with murder and is being hunted down I th [...]


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