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read Beat the Reaper doc æ Hardcover ë mbjuk è Dr Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital; Pietro Bearclaw Brwna is a hitman for the mobAnd Nicholas LoBrutto Dr Brown's new patient who has three months to live has a very strange idea that Peter Brown and Pietro Brwna might just might be the same personDr Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital; Pietro Bearclaw Brwna is a hitm Anybody who thinks the US doesn't need health care reform should read this book Since the author was a medical intern and the details about patient care seem horribly realistic I think I'd rather read a Surgery For Dummies book and attempt my own future operations with a bottle of Jack Daniels a carpet knife duct tape and some rusty pliers rather than risk being admitted to a hospital after reading thisPeter Brown is a harried resident trying to get through another miserable day at a large hospital and keep his med students from killing too many patients But he's also a former mob hitman in witness protection trying to start a new life as a doctor When one of his old collegues shows up as a patient and recognizes him Brown spends the day juggling his medical duties while trying to keep his old pals from finding out where he isThis was a darkly funny and fast paced story with an original and outlandish premise The author's medical background makes for some gross and scary details about the kind of medical things they never talk about on ER or House The story of Peter frantically trying to keep the mob patient from blabbing about his whereabouts while dealing with a stream of medical problems is intercut with flashbacks to the background of how Peter became a hitman and why he turned on the mob and entered witness protection I loved this book until the ending Everything was clicking right along but it's as if Bazell just decided that it was time to end the whole thing and he just threw on the brakes and wrapped everything up in just a few pages It was pretty jarring and I wish he would have spent some time on the resolution but this was still a great but gruesome crime novel with a medical twist

Josh Bazell × Beat the Reaper doc

An for the mobAnd Nicholas LoBrutto Dr Brown's new patient who has three months to live ha An outrageous novel that got me laughing a lot in between painfully gruesome situations a plot worthy of comic books and occasional absurdly implausible sex scenes A young intern of Polish Jewish background Peter Brown tries to save patients from gross incompetence at the “worst hospital in Manhattan” while popping drugs to keep awake It turns out he is former mob hit man in Witness Protection and his cover is in danger of being blown Much of the tale corresponds to reflecting back on his unusual past that led to his current situation His parents were murdered when he was a kid and he works his way toward avenging their death in his teenage years This attracts the attention of the mobster father of his school friend who leads him take on work carrying out periodic hits for money on despicable people that truly deserve killing His brutal defense against a mugger on the way to work on the first pages reveals his special skills in violence and sardonic internal dialog that typically leans to medical annotation in excruciating detail Because of my background in the medical sciences I liked the collision of unrealistic plot violence with realistic coverage of conseuences To help you decide if this novel is for you I share with you this piece from the opening scenario the fuckhead can see the blue scrub pants under my overcoat so he thinks I’ve got drugs and money on me And maybe that I’ve taken some kind of oath not to kick his fuckhead ass for trying to mug meI barely have enough drugs and money to get me through the day And the only oath I took as I recall was to first do no harm I’m thinking we’re past that point I turn around which rolls the gun off my skull and leaves my raised right hand above the fuckhead’s arm I wrap his elbow and jerk upward causing the ligaments to pop like champagne corksLet’s take a moment to smell the rose known as the elbowThe two bones of the forearm the ulna and the radius move independently of each other and also rotate You can see this by turning your hand from palm up in which position the ulna and radius are parallel to palm down where they’re crossed into an “X” They therefore reuire a complicated anchoring system at the elbow with the ligaments wrapping the various bone ends in spoolable and unspoolable ribbons that look like the tape on the handle of a tennis racket It’s a shame to tear these ligaments apartThus you can see that the book is not for the sueamish but as with me Bazell’s imaginative over the top action and particular genius for humor in his delivery may appeal enough to get you past the tough parts

text ´ Beat the Reaper × Josh Bazell

Beat the ReaperS a very strange idea that Peter Brown and Pietro Brwna might just might be the same perso When I started reading this I had the vague expectation that it was going to be some sort of urban fantasy It wasn't But that didn't keep me absolutely loving it It's funny clever fast moving irreverent and horrifying in turns I highly recommend it Unless you're a hypochondriac If you are you should avoid it like the plague heh