Donovan's Brain

by Curt Siodmak | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 2/7/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, February 09, 2012
I found this somewhat-battered paperback at a local charity sale, and picked it up for another release copy. I recall seeing the 1953 film adaptation long ago on a Friday Night Fright-mare TV show, and finding it rather silly, but the book's not bad at all, though there are a couple of sizable plotholes to work around. Still, the premise is somewhat unusual - a scientist working in a small, isolated village in remote Arizona is called to the wreck site of a small plane, and when he finds a dying passenger he decides to co-opt the man's brain for his experiments. He not only hopes to be able to sustain life in a detached brain, but to find a way to communicate with it. But as it happens, this particular brain belongs to a very determined man, and it finds a way to not only communicate with the scientist but to take him over...

The story's told in the first person, via the scientist's journal entries, and as this character is not especially likable it's not the most engaging story I've come across. But the plot's interesting enough, and it certainly adds another data point to the collection of "why one should not attempt to keep brains alive" literature {wry grin}.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (4/17/2012 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book's going into my Based on the Book bookbox, with this book serving as the bookbox journal. The box will be on the way to the first participant soon. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, April 21, 2012
Found in the "Based on the Book" bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Friday, April 27, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (4/29/2012 UTC) at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

To be released as part of the "Based on the Book" bookbox. Sending it off!

Journal Entry 5 by k00kaburra at San Jose, California USA on Wednesday, September 05, 2012
This book enjoyed a brief stop in San Jose, CA before continuing its travels in the based on the Book bookbox!

Journal Entry 6 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, September 21, 2012
Taken from GoryDetails's Based on the Book box with thanks: pretty sure I've never read this so I'll give it a try.

What a creepy cover!

Journal Entry 7 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Still TBR, but since this book is a nominee for the 1943 Retro Hugo Awards, it will be traveling to California with me. It may be released at WorldCon 76.

Journal Entry 8 by winghyphen8wing at Hilton Hotel in San Jose, California USA on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (8/20/2018 UTC) at Hilton Hotel in San Jose, California USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Monday, August 20, 2018: left in the lobby of the Hilton San Jose -near the computers - during WorldCon 76. (Larger photo here.)

Released for msrubble's 2018 movie challenge.

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