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Set in an imaginary medical institute, The Animal Doctor (Djurdoktorn) describes a not unforeseeable world dominated by administrative science and social technology. The human beings and the research animals face the same predicament: both can be observed, controlled, and thrown into mazes. When Evy Beck joins the institute as a veterinarian she innocently enters into comb ...more
Paperback, 267 pages
Published December 1st 1988 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1973)
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Michael Bafford
En bok om framtiden från då. Utgiven 1973 den presenterar världen som den (skulle ha) sett ut 1988. För den oinvigde i medicinsk utrustning get detta en del problem. Fanns maskiner som man kunde sätta vid sängen hemma som ersatte levern? Fanns det laserstrålar som kunde hypnotisera djur?

Mitt största problem med boken är att jag fastnade inte för någon av karaktärerna. Evy - Kvoten kallad (av sig själv) - är ganska duktig som veterinär, som dotter, som mor, men hennes självförtroende är obefintli
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Gerard Hofman
Het heeft me wat moeite en tijd gekost om dit boek te lezen aangezien mijn Zweeds nog in volle ontwikkeling is, maar Jersild heeft met dit boek een heel intelligente en complexe satire over de moderne maatschappij geschreven die verbluffend actueel is ondanks dat de hier beschreven toekomstkomstmaatschappij 25 jaar geleden was. Hoofdpersoon is Evy Beck, een alleenstaande dierenarts die nooit echt een serieuze baan heeft gehad todat ze aangesteld wordt bij het beroemde nobelprijsinstituut als die ...more
Johan
Nov 04, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Boken velar ganska mycket och det bär av till skogs ...
"hejdlöst rolig bok" ...
nja, den puttrar fram, roligt blir det aldrig, men visst är det trist med grupptryck och bristanda empati ...
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Per Christian Jersild, better known as P. C. Jersild, is a Swedish author and physician. He also holds an honorary doctorate in medicine from Uppsala University, and another one in engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology.