Hi all, welcome back to my book review segment, to read...or not. This time my focus is on one of the best selling books certainly of he last few months, if not of the last year,
"This is going to hurt" by Adam Kay.
This book is genius. I had the book receommended to me by a work friend and I have never been so pleased in my life!
This book in equal parts made me laugh, wince and laugh again. The book also made me sympathise an awful lot more with the Doctors and Nurses, Midwives and more than work within the
NHS and I'm so grateful for all the work that they do. I also feel like I learned something. Adam includes notes through the book where he has noted something in 'medicalese' and therefore only recognisable by people within same said profession and i'm glad
I also take heart in knowing that the sometimes evident lack of common sense isn't just notable in the everyday, mundane life, but also in hospital too.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I devoured this book in just a few sittings, the longest being my train ride to London - trying to stop myself laughing out loud on a train full of people
was an interesting addition to the journey that is for sure.
If you're very squeamish, maybe this is not the book for you as some of the descriptions do come across
as a little graphic, but if you have a dry sense of humour, much like myself, this is definitely the book for you.
I can honestly say, I actually thought I couldn't
be surprised anymore, then I read this book. All i can say is good on you, Adam, for keeping what must have been an amazing, epic straight face when being faced with some of those scenarios, I for one would have been laughing till I cried.
As much as I loved this book and for the comedy content alone this deserves a 5 book score from me, I'm actually scoring it a three book score. This is my own view and I can say that
I've read the book now, would I want to read it again? Maybe, in a couple of years or so when I have had the chance to forget the stories told.
All in all, a great read
and if you haven't read it yet, why not??