Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Two books I could read, and one I couldn't.

Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality by Pauline W. Chen - The first book to make me cry in years. A must-read, if only because it raises a valid point about end of life care and the way doctors are trained to view it.

Aftermath, inc.: Cleaning Up After CSI Goes Home - Mildly amusing, with some relatively gruesome details. Would've been better if the author didn't go into personal musings near the end, but still definitely readable.


Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder
- ARGHHH! The author may be an expert fact-digger, but he's an absolutely awful writer. I tried, and I tried... for over a third of the book, but was absolutely incapable of getting into it. Sigh.


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