Inside every hospital exists a world no outsider has been allowed to see
Written by a former doctor, Bodies is a novel of almost unbearable power and intensity. It is also a moving portrait of the loss of innocence, the healing power of sexual love, and of a young man's quest for redemption in a world that's lost its sense of right and wrong. Jed Mercurio, the man behind t
Jed Mercurio has made a second career out of exposing the details of his first.
The British author trained as a medical doctor at Birmingham University and worked at various hospitals in the West Midlands before tapping his experiences for two BBC television dramas and now his first novel, Bodies.
This terse, gut-wrenching account of what goes on at a large English hospital follows an idealistic junior doctor from his first jittery IV to his exhausted disillusionment at the realization that medic ...more
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i like to learn things from books and from this i learnt how overworked and underpaid doctors are! great read, it has quite a lot of adult themes so i would reccommend it for an older rea ...more
Don't read this book if you think you might end up in hospital any time soon.
Quite a good book all in all, though depressing and a bit dark. It depends what mood you're in and if you like hospitals.
He also writes under the name John MacUre. He created the television series Cardiac Arrest, Bodies and the sci-fi miniseries Invasion: Earth (1998). Bodies is based on his novel of the same name and earned him two BAFTA Television Award nominations and two RTS Award nominations. He has also written and direc ...more