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The Doctor is Sick by Anthony Burgess
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Apr 18, 12

Read from April 09 to 18, 2012

This is one of my top 3 favorite books of all time--a book I'd want with me on a desert island. (The other two are Gone With The Wind and a book written in the 1950's called Horseracing, but I digress.)

Full of rich language, implausible situations, and intellectual fun, this tale of a PhD who finds himself in the hospital due to a brain tumor is very close to what actually happened in Burgess' life. He was told he had one year to live and subsequently started churning out books. He lived a good long life, and kept writing, much to my happiness. Burgess is, of course, my favorite author.

I hadn't re-read this in a few years, and it's so much funnier now. Every time it's read new nuances appear. I love this book.

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