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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Book review #4 - Confessions of a GP



Title: Confessions of a GP

Author: Dr Daniels (pseudo)

Publisher: The Friday Project

ISBN: 978-1906321888



Synopsis: 

Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions. A woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An 80-year-old man who can't remember why he's come to see the doctor. A woman with a common cold demanding (but not receiving) antibiotics. A man with a sore knee. A young woman who has been trying to conceive for a while but now finds herself pregnant and isn't sure she wants to go through with it. A 7-year-old boy with 'tummy aches' that don't really exist. These are his patients. Confessions of a GP is a witty insight into the life of a family doctor. Funny and moving in equal measure it will change the way you look at your GP next time you pop in with the sniffles. 

My Thoughts:
There is not much story I can describe without giving away spoilers, so I'll just say that this book was a serie of mini chapters, each relating a case or an assortment of similar cases. They could be some serious stories such a accompanying a dying person to his last breath, to funny stories like bottom examinations...
Dr Daniels is of course a pseudo, being a real GP still working as such! All names have been replaced, and only close friends know the real identity of the author. I think it adds quite a nice dimension to the purpose of the book.
The author really describes what it is to be a GP, the crap they are dealing with! Thing that I never really thought about even though my dad being a vet and my mum dealing with the clients talked for years about writing a book, it never occured to me that GP could felt the exact same way!!
Something did occur to me while reading this book: there is no point going to see a GP in this country unless you are in serious pain with possible massive loss of blood or difficulty breathing!!
Overall, very enjoyable read, but I wasn't drawn to it at the end of the day like I was for the last book The distant hours or I am now for The Bronze Horseman. It's more like watching an episode of a serie where each episode is not linking to the next, you're happy watching it but you're not addicted to it!!

My ratings:

**

Next Review: The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons



1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. This sounds like the type of book you keep in the privy for short reads..LOL

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