Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

26Sep/11Off

Book Reviews

You know your blog is sort of popular when publishers start sending you books to review.  Sadly, a lot of the books I've been sent have been... well, poorly written.

Sometimes they lack a distinct narrative.  Sometimes the author just doesn't know how to write.  Sometimes I find myself actively hating the narrator. Worse, I realize they are shitty doctors.  There is a huge gulf between most of the books I get sent and captivating novels like House of God or Complications.

Rather than selling out my physician writer friends (hey, it's not easy to both write and see patients) by writing scathing diatribes on every book I'm sent, I've just chosen not to review crappy books.  Perhaps one of these days something will come along that will so captivate my attention I recommend that you all read it.  For now, I suppose you'll have to put up with my blog.

In the meantime, publishers, keep 'em coming my way. I've got a veritable bookshelf of mediocre medical books.  More fuel for for my eventual masterpiece.  Yes, dear readers, eventually there will be a book by yours truly.  And none of this ghostwritten shit, either.

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  1. YAY……you’re back!

  2. That’s great! I believe everyone should write their own story. Unless, of course, they’re bad at writing. Then maybe they should get a ghost writer. I think you’ll be fine. :)

  3. Ah, I wonder if we have been getting some of the same books (tho’ your blog is MUCH more popular than mine, and deservedly so!). I think your approach is probably the best one.

  4. How does one go about getting free books from publishers? Just have a popular blog?


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