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A Fly on the Ward

2.94  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A collection of humorous hospital stories and events as witnessed by a frequently incarcerated patient and told from a patient's point of view while secured and gagged in a hospital bed.
Stories and tales from a lifetime of hospital admissions, showing that hospital life as a patient is not all doom and gloom.
Paperback, First, 214 pages
Published May 23rd 2012 by Michael K Chapman (first published April 30th 2012)
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Stephen
Dec 17, 2012 Stephen rated it did not like it
This is a truly awful book. I bought it as it was going cheap on the Kindle store and I thought it would be a valuable insight into the workings of a modern hospital. Working in hospital myself, I was fascinated at how patients view the place and how they interact with the medical staff.

I lasted the first 1/3 of the book and gave up. The book is tedious to the absolute extreme: why the author thinks we care about who visits who in hospital is beyond me. I was expecting insight: not a bloody run
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April
Jun 21, 2012 April rated it really liked it
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A good short read, ideal for dipping into. Very accurate descriptions of what goes on in a hospital ward from the point of view of those lying in the beds
Nav
Feb 13, 2013 Nav rated it really liked it
Was light-hearted and funny, a good read!:)
Julie Haigh
Sep 08, 2013 Julie Haigh rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: wouldn't really recommend it
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I am sorry to say this but I was relieved to finish this book. I don't like giving bad reviews but this was not good at all. I certainly did not laugh out loud, I didn't really laugh at all. The author thought his stories were funny though. Many of his tales were followed by an exclamation mark and that was probably the indication that there was a funny remark in there somewhere. I did stick with the book, I really did try to like it but it continued in the same manner. The authors tone annoyed ...more
Mary
Apr 09, 2016 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious

Had me laughing a lot. If you have ever stayed in hospital you will totally be able to relate to some of these tales
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