Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
From the author of record-breaking million copy bestseller and 2018 Book of the Year, This is Going to Hurt
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind t...more
It doesn't compare to the clever, percipient This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Dia ...more
When this came through the door, firstly i was so let down by how small it was!, it's more of a 'gift book' and something you would just buy for someones stocking or something like that, it is nowhere near the size of the first book, ...more
This book is a lot shorter than his previous around 140 pages but I’m ok with this as it’s his experiences around Christmas time. As I’ve also worked in healthcare and on Christmas Day before so I was able to relate but unlike Adam, I’ve had to dress up as Santa before!
The book contains many funny story’s but als ...more
Like the name suggests, this book is full of Adam’s ex ...more
In this Christmas themed follow up are more brilliant stories told in the same diary format as This Is Going To Hurt – covering the Christmas holiday period from 2004 – 2009 when Kay worked as a junior doctor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a ...more
So this one and is solely focused on diary entries from his Christmas shifts.. that he worked every year whilst in medicine.
I think This is going to hurt was just trying to be funny throughout.. the main criticism from this was Kay being insensitive. I didnt think this at all. Moving onto "Twas the nightshift before Christmas" and there is a good eleme ...more
It is heartfelt, it is funny, and it's highly important that we all read this book and take a moment to really appreciate the NHS staff - ...more
This book is from the author of 'This is going to hurt' which I thouroughly enjoyed so was over the moon when I discovered he was bringing this book out. This book is much shorter and is based on diary entries he wrote over Christmas shifts that he worked. It was very well written and had every range of diary entries from the gross to everyday, from hilarious to devastating and very emotional, especially one particular case ...more
This is a lot shorter than his first book at just over 100 pages, and chronicles Adam's experiences working numerous Christmases over the years. I adored this follow up; I absolutely love the way that Adam writes because it is just captivatin ...more
I have to admit that I thought this was a little bit of a rip off when I first saw the size of it but I have just sat down and read it in one sitting and it had me laughing out loud on multiple occasions so I no longer begrudge the tiny size!
I love that in with the humour there are touching stories and reminders that we should take the time to think of others who don’t get to spend Christmas with their loved ones.
I also really really hope ...more
I can certainly say it did not disappoint!
Adam Kay’s writing is so light hearted and funny yet when talking about certain cases you can feel the compassion and sympathy for patients.
100% recommend to read.
Nonetheless an enjoyable read with a few laughs here and there.
Kay mentions in this that some of the stories were intended to be included in 'This is Going to Hurt', and they would have made a perfect 'Christmas' chapter in his first 'behind the NHS curtain' book.
This makes a good little stocking filler though, a second glimpse at the perennially exhausting, sometimes hilarious and often heartbreaking life of a doctor.
Kay takes us through twenty five s ...more