Search This Blog

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Promptly Arrived

I am on the verge of giving up on "House of God." Yes, it is all extremely realistic and true --- the life and work of medical interns in a "teaching hospital," including jabs at Harvard Medical School. But for me it is too depressing to read, precisely because I know all the horrors are true and worse now than 40 years ago.

So, to my rescue, Henning Mankell's "The Troubled Man" descended from the sky this morning, via electromagnetic waves, into my Kindle. Mmm. With the thought, my tongue wet the lips with anticipation... :)

2 comments:

Eugene said...

I found that our library has it. Would you recommend this book for a non-medical person?

Eugene

Jun said...

Hmm... I don't know. A non-medical reader might assume the content in the book to be some crazy and sick imagination out of the author's head, but a medical person with even a little experience with hospitals would know this is no joke. It might freak you out about going to hospitals, ever. I don't want to scare you about medical care, even though I would not pretend that medicine is not so messed up.

Timon of Athens

During the intermission of Timon of Athens at Folger, I eavesdropped on a discussion among the 3 persons (who looked like a mother with t...

Popular Posts