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Henry Fuckit's Nursing Notes

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Ian Martin spent three years as a hospital orderly and kept a ward diary chronicling the sights, sounds and smells that assailed him. Based on this record, "Henry Fuckit's Nursing Notes" is an unflinching account of nursing the sick and dying. Looking through the eyes of his disreputable hero, Martin uses a brutal blend of cynicism and dark humour to describe a world of ...more
Kindle Edition, 100 pages
Published (first published May 16th 2010)
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Aug 26, 2012 Karen rated it liked it
What a peculiar little book. It felt like a macabre, malfunctioning, old-fashioned peep show, merely allowing you unsettling little glimpses of hospital life and what it does to patients and staff alike. Which is highly appropriate, as this is exactly what working on an acute ward can feel like: you get only a snapshot of a patient's life and personality at a particularly vulnerable moment; it may be representative of them as a person, it may not. You don't spend enough time with them to find ...more
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They say my writing style is ‘in your face’, ‘brutal’ and ‘offensive’. And that there’s too much gratuitous violence and pornographically sadistic sex. So why do they keep on reading? Maybe it’s the sick humour that makes my fiction popular. Whatever. Just so long as people keep coming back for more.

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“Ever met a sympathetic doctor? No ways. They’re always impatient, glancing at the watch, calculating the price of your sickness against the price of another pair of shoes for the bitch wife with the reluctant cunt.” 2 likes
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