ORIGINAL TITLE: “That none should die”
PUBLISHER: Tea Due
FIRST ORIGINAL EDITION: 1941
SOURCE: my brother received it as a gift many years ago and since he wouldn’t make up his mind to read it, I took possession of it :)
A young American doctor fighting against all odds to pursue his ideals and not to bend in front of some incompetent colleagues and political intrigues.
WHY I READ IT:
As I said, my brother left this book on the shelves for too many years (collecting dust) so, driven by curiosity and wanting to give a chance to the book, I took it home with me.
Randolph "Ran" Warren is a young and honest American doctor who has to deal with the so-called "white mob" of hospitals: caught between injustices, disappointments and family problems he will overcome the power games of the pharmaceutical lobbies doctors and conniving doctors.
I had high expectations (for no real reason) on this book: unfortunately I found it rather disappointing, the plot is slow, zero plot twists, the protagonist is often annoying and it isn’t natural to side with him. The things I liked are the character of Ann, the wife of the protagonist, with her strong personality and her being direct and, in particular, her relationship with Ran and their bantering.
I'm always sad when I’m not "captured" by a book, waiting to finish it and only be able to read just a few lines at a time because it bores me to death. Oh well, time for another book!