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 the author was a medical ntern and the details 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 s 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 n witness protection trying med students from killing too many patients But he s also a former mob hitman Advanced Imagineering: Designing Innovation as Collective Creation in witness protection trying 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 hesThis 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 Around Town (LEGO Duplo Dk Readers. Level 1) isntercut 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 Social Imaginaries of Space: Concepts and Cases it s asf Bazell just decided that Developing Bus Rapid Transit: The Value of Brt in Urban Spaces it was time to end the whole thing and he just threw on the brakes and wrapped everything upn 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 A very Everything but the Squeal: Eating the Whole Hog in Northern Spain interesting and disturbing novel that s excessive on violence especially toward some good and undeserving characters This would have rated higher with fewernnocents killed 7 of 10 stars I m a Charlie Huston honk There I admitted Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective it Like the first step out of twelve I recognize my problem And I feel unburdened Free almost I m a Huston holic A junkie for Charlie s magical mushroom prose And like every good Huston holic I m always searching for writers with a similar style Writers that ll grab me by the throat worrying me like a dogEnter Josh Bazell A combination of Huston and Chuck Palahniuk Bazell stuns with his debut novel Beat the Reaper a brutal and humorous medical crime gritfest It s Goodfellas meets House with footnotes Part hitman part healer But with a bedside manner that will have you running out of a hospital uicker than you can say HMO Though this bigdea sounds odd the novel works beautifully Like a virus that gets Connivance inside you always consuming always growing Never stopping If you don t have an addiction Beat the Reaper will give you one Namely a finishing the book addiction It s like life Once you start you won t stop until you reach the end Dr Peter Brown has a past he d like to forget Once a hitter for the mob known as Pietro Bearclaw Brnwa he got out when things went bad testifying against his former employers before dropping off the face of the earth courtesy of the Federal Witness Protection Program Relocated and remagined Peter assumes a new life as an The Rest of the Story intern at Manhattan Catholic Hospital Helping and treating patients Including one patient who happens to be a mob father with a good memory One who happens to recognize the Pietron Peter Suddenly Peter must move fast to stay ahead of a vengeful mob looking to mete out mafia justice The type of justice that ll put him nto the Manhattan Catholic morgueThe narrative alternates between chapters One plotline focusing on Peter s current predicament and one examining his past as a mob enforcer both slowly teasing out the answers of why he left the life And why he s on the lam The action s ntense and the alternating nature of the chapters makes the book ncredibly addictive Like literary crack t ll have you greeting the dawn puffy red bags under your eyes I stayed up most of the night compelled to finish Even better I was absolutely satisfied once I didBazell never shortchanges the reader peppering Beat the Reaper with a slew of unforgettable moments leading to an ending so grotesue and badass you won t want to miss t And you ll probably never be the same after you ve read Five Wakes and a Wedding it Like Huston Bazell creates dialogue with a street cadence It sounds real and evenmportantly Si encuentro tu nombre en el fuego it sounds cool Really cool Like you can uset to mpress your friends Make them think you re clever Coupled with the odd fact weirdness popularized by Palahniuk and Beat the Reaper makes for a uniue and humorous read The mob and medicine have never been this engaging together Last WordStunning debuts like Beat the Reaper do one thing leave you wanting Like a kid stomping his foot mpatiently More Pietro Brwna streetwise dialogue ntense heart stopping action More Josh Bazell After this gem people will be. The Doctor will see you nowMeet Peter Brown a young Manhattan ER Doctor who has a past he'd prefer to stay hidden When a figure from the old days ,
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Oo long with a stutter stepping walk and attitude veering off from the of the veering from the rest of the like a bad dream you might want to sit this one out otherwise you might have than just a fogged up brain on your hands You may want to study a medical chart and have your CT scanned and actually study ligaments and tendons and muscles and bones and maybe even pass an anatomy class although that might be too much to ask because you re about to get your ass kicked and you ll need to be able to piece yourself back together later with the doctor s help of course And frankly that s what you re going to need loads and loads of helpThe medical ndustry An Elegy for Mathematics is encasedn a shitstorm the likes of which your coke snorting ass has never seen and A Stranger on the Beach it s about to get worse for you and your fellow fuckhead Americans Andf you can stop being a worthless piece of horseshit for than one fucking minute you might actually have a prayer at making Coming Home itn this world Strasberg at the Actors Studio: Tape-Recorded Sessions instead of ending upn some premature unmarked grave all by your lonesome staring at the bottom of a coffin at the age of twenty two with your eyes wide openThe good news s you ll die of lethal njection probably at the hands of some no name doctor when all you did was go and see the man about a head cold So at least you ll have that going for you Because A Witch's Guide To Faery Folk: How to Work With the Elemental World if I really wanted to kill you I could shove a cork down your throat or jack you full of potassium until your eyes bleed or I could have one of the Latvian nurses on my floor whos really nothing than a worthless piece of shit who smokes weed than she does rounds and surfs the Internet like she has a gun held to her head gnore your ass for the rest of your miserable life peppering your chart with the standard healthy readings when really you re secretly dying of stomach cancerAnd don t forget that I ve worked for the mob hell they brought me nto their family not the one where I had to prove that I m worthy by killing some nnocent ndividual while he was sleeping or watching TV Celibate Passion in the middle of the afternoon but the one where I was sitting around the dining room table on a Sunday afternoon shooting the shit I spent my formative yearsn dojos studying everything from tae kwon do to kempo so I know over 100 ways to make your ears bleed so Learning in the Cloud if you don t get yourself straight and step the fuck off I ll plant your ass at the bottom of a cesspool and I ll work the next 120 hours without even batting an eyelashYep I might just be the craziest son of a bitch you ever met I pop Moxfane tablets like they re caffeine pills I take powernapsn a coat closet and I ll smear a pint of blood all over myself for the right cause I have what you might call a rapid onset addiction to bloodshed and I killed four men while I was still taped to a chair along with countless other fuckers that I d rather not mention since I m Daniel Webster and Jacksonian Democracy in WITSEC so I really have no ualms about killing annnocent or The Gay Pretender in your case not sonnocent Bloody Winter individualAnd while you may not think you re a dumbfuck and that you re actually being clever by trying to jump my ass while I m wearing scrubs there are at least forty different kinds of stupidity and over the course of our less than five minutenterlude you exhibited every single one of them and probably about a dozen others that haven t even been medically diagnosed yet So yep you re fucked and that s even without your latest fixOh and whatever you do don t go to Sicily Trust me you ll thank me laterSincerelyDr Pietro Brnwa Bearclaw nternPS If you know what s good for you you ll get some Mexican hairless beaver before you diePPS Don t be such a fuckhead fuckheadDISCLAIMER I really liked this book and this voice so much n fact that I couldn t write this review any other wayCross posted at Robert s Reads When I started reading this I had the vague expectation that Inventaire Sommaire Des Archives D�partementales Ant�rieures � 1790, Vol. 1: Mayenne (Classic Reprint) it was going to be some sort of urban fantasy It wasn t But that didn t keep me absolutely lovingt It s funny clever fast moving rreverent and horrifying n turns I highly recommend War Girls it Unless you re a hypochondriac If you are you should avoidt like the plague heh This Hieroglyphen lesen. is one of the most uniue and entertaining novels I ve readn a long time At the age of fourteen Pietro Brwna As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant is orphaned for a second time when someone murders the grandparents who had raised him for much of his life In school Pietro befriends the son of a mob lawyer Davide Locano and the Locanos become his new surrogate family But Pietros determined to hunt down and kill the cretins who murdered his grandparents With Locano s assistance he Lesson Planning and Classroom Management identifies the killers and dispatches themIt s apparent that Pietro has a talent for this sort of thing and he ultimately becomes a mob hitman When complications ensue as they often don the hitman business Pietro bails out and enters the witness protection program Several years later Dr Peter Brown The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II is anntern at a New York hospital when a new patient recognizes him as Pietro and alerts the. Clear to Peter that the clock The Nightmare Garden is ticking for both of them He must do whatevert takes to keep him and his patient aliveIt's time to beat the reape. Eagerly anticipating Bazell s next novel I know I m one of them And that s the first step admitting the problem Admitting you re a Bazell holic Utterly ridiculous gratuitously violent step admitting the problem Admitting you re a Bazell holic Utterly ridiculous gratuitously violent Look to the Mountain improbable totally engrossing lightening paced Why don t people write like this An outrageous novel that got me laughing a lotn between painfully gruesome situations a plot worthy of comic books and occasional absurdly mplausible sex scenes A young ntern of Polish Jewish background Peter Brown tries to save patients from gross The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond incompetence at the worst hospitaln Manhattan while popping drugs to keep awake It turns out he s former mob hit Man In Witness Protection And His Cover Is In in Witness Protection and his cover s The Color of Water in 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 deathn 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 Mayan Strawberries in violence and sardonicnternal dialog that typically leans to medical annotation Bill Gates (Up Close) in excruciating detail Because of my backgroundn the medical sciences I liked the collision of unrealistic plot violence with realistic coverage of conseuences To help you decide Mistaken Mistress if this novels 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 Bunny: A Novel independently of each other and also rotate You can see this by turning your hand from palm upn which position the ulna and radius are parallel to palm down where they re crossed nto an X They therefore reuire a complicated anchoring system at the elbow with the ligaments wrapping the various bone ends n 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 The Great Smog of India is not for the sueamish but as with me Bazell smaginative over the top action and particular genius for humor n his delivery may appeal enough to get you past the tough parts This book s A MAY ZING Straight up Please read thisIt s hilarious and wildly disturbing all at the same time Bazell The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary is like the Chuck Palahniuk for sane peopleThis will just be easierf I uote Ron CharlesBeat the Reaper Tryst with Prosperity is a hypochondriac s nightmare but a reader s dream Josh Bazell concocted this comic thriller while working as a medical resident at the University of California San Francisco andf anything he describes here Popular Hits is true we should all become Christian ScientistsI want to tell you all aboutt the ridiculousness of certain parts other parts that made me seethe with anger and the vast cynicism throughout But you just have to read t The main character calls Lech Wa sa a pig faced bitchOne of the other things I like aesthetically anyway s that throughout the chapters there are little pictures of the Grim Reaper running with a scythe a tiny little thing used to ndicate a break n the main character s train of thought Until he has this thought But rituals turn us all The Creative Habit into fuckingdiots Like those birds that sleep with their heads facing backwards because their ancestors slept with their heads under their wings Plutarch says that carrying new wives across thresholds The Rest of the Story is stupid because we don t remember thatt refers to the rape of the Sabine women and that s fucking Plutarch two thousand years ago We still draw the Reaper with a scythe We should draw him driving a John Deere for Archer Daniels MidlandAnd after that the little Reapers throughout the book are featured driving a tractor GeniusDo yourself a favor and read this book Unless you hate things that are awesome B 72% More than Satisfactory Notes Falling apart at the end t climaxes ts penultimate chapter n the most uncomfortable reading moment I ve ever had Hey fuckheadYep you the one with the track marks running down both arms trying to slide off nto oblivion with the tilted head and the faraway expression staring at the sun like Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand it s some four headed monster ready to steal your dreams twitching for your next fix like some random dog left outn the rain Merges t looks ncreasingly unlikely that his secret will stay The Tears of Eros intact Nicholas LoBrutto aka Eddy Suillantes given three months to live and t's.