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The Doctor is Sick by Anthony Burgess
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Jan 05, 2011

it was amazing

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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Reading Progress

January 5, 2011 – Shelved
April 9, 2012 – Started Reading
April 9, 2012 –
page 51
18.75%
April 15, 2012 –
page 100
36.76%
April 16, 2012 –
page 153
56.25%
April 17, 2012 –
page 227
83.46%
April 18, 2012 – Finished Reading

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