The Good Doctor Paperback – Sep 7 2004
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Situated in the former capital of one of the apartheid-era "bantustans" (Homelands), the hospital appears to have since been forgotten by those in central government: everything is lacking including the patients. Villagers may not even realize that the hospital exists... Frank is going through a midlife crisis of sorts, "self-exiled", and resigned. And he feels stuck, "living in no man's land". And when the large shadows of a violent past come back to haunt him, Frank has to revisit his own behaviour, then and now. Laurence, by contrast, is the idealistic young medical volunteer, who believes he can change the world and pull the others along. His naiveté can be endearing but also dangerous when combined with his rigid moral convictions.Read more ›
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Fortunately I borrowed this book from the library. It looked promising; having read other books about southern African countries, I expected to learn more. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2011 by A. Houston
Galgut is great at setting a mood and establishing a sense of place. But where this book falls apart is in the area of characterization. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004 by F. W. Young