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The Resource Being, Kevin Brooks

Being, Kevin Brooks

Label
Being
Title
Being
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Brooks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Book description
Summary
After having a routine exam that turns out to be anything but routine, Robert learns about the mechanical parts and plastic casings that make up his being, forcing him to flee the only world he has ever known and go on a dangerous search to find out who (and what) he is
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
157945
Cataloging source
JBL
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Brooks, Kevin
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 12-up
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610
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Ontology
  • Human beings
  • Robots
  • Identity
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Being, Kevin Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Chicken House"--Spine
  • First published in the UK by Puffin (2007)
Control code
ocm78830705
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780439899734
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other control number
9780439899734
System control number
(OCoLC)78830705
Label
Being, Kevin Brooks
Publication
Note
  • "Chicken House"--Spine
  • First published in the UK by Puffin (2007)
Control code
ocm78830705
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780439899734
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other control number
9780439899734
System control number
(OCoLC)78830705

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