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Is further altered by his condition When he escapes from the hospital the night before his surgery things and people h. This is one of my favorite books of all time Burgess is a master of language and wit and the dialogue in this book is wonderful The story is great and filled with humor as the hero delves deeper and deeper into a society of which he knows nothing and fits into not at all

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The Doctor is Sick

Dr Edwin Spindrift has been sent home from Burma with a brain tumor Closer to words than to people his sense of reality. In many ways The Doctor is Sick is very much like A Clockwork Orange Burgess mega hit novel The structure of the main character going through a difficult journey is the same and confronting surreal or out of wack situations via the journey is part of the fun in both Burgess books Also I think the main draw to Burgress work is his language play Here is an author who loves the accent of the local population and being set in London its highly an adventure to accents and class structures I didn t love the novel but found it very interesting I think because I am obsessed with London as a literary landscape and Burgess uses that landscape uite well

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E hardly knew existed outside of his dictionaries swoop down on him as he careens through adventures in nighttime Londo. I m a bit disappointed having this as my introduction to Anthony Burgess The writing is top notch and you can tell he truly cares about linguistics but at the end of the day all I could think was what s the point This uestion only deepens when you reach the last couple of chapters making it feel like everything up to that point was for naught I m sure it all can be interpreted in different ways but it just didn t work for me Here s to hoping the next book I read of his improves my initial thoughts


10 thoughts on “The Doctor is Sick

  1. says:

    This rambunctious brain surgery gone bad comedy is the liveliest and most schizophrenic novel from Burgess yet

  2. says:

    In many ways The Doctor is Sick is very much like A Clockwork Orange Burgess' mega hit novel The structure of the main character going through a difficult journey is the same and confronting surreal or out of wack situations via the journey is part of the fun in both Burgess books Also I think the main draw to Burgress' work is his language play Here is an author who loves the accent of the local population a

  3. says:

    It made me very uncomfortable The narrator was delightfully crazily unreliable and it was so darkly funny it was hardly funny sometimes I don't

  4. says:

    This is a very funny book You will enjoy it in a bit different way if you know that A Burgess was diagnosed with a brain tumor that time and went through all the most unpleasant brain checks himself

  5. says:

    I had a tough time getting into this book although I could appreciate Burgess's dry sense of humour and uniue use of words It wasn't until about page 50 of a 240 page book that I really began to get into the rhythm of it and from them on I d

  6. says:

    This is one of my favorite books of all time Burgess is a master of language and wit and the dialogue in this book is wonderful The story is great and filled with humor as the hero delves deeper and deeper into a society of which he knows nothing and fits into not at all

  7. says:

    I guess the reason that why I have enjoyed this book so much is because I had an emotional connection with Edwinmain charact

  8. says:

    I have an alternating 3 star5 star relationship with Burgess this falling into the former category The titular doctor is a linguist

  9. says:

    I'm a bit disappointed having this as my introduction to Anthony Burgess The writing is top notch and you can tell he truly cares about linguistics but at the end of the day all I could think was what's the point? This uestion only deepens when you reach the last couple of chapters making it feel like everything up to that point was for naught I'm sure it all can be interpreted in different ways but it just d

  10. says:

    it's supposed to be a comedy but I thought it was uniformly sad The I read burgess the I realize he was probably a significantly bitter or hateful person portraying women ueers racial minorities rarely as anything other than invariably villainous

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