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Beat the Reaper Apresento Vos Peter Brown, Um Jovem M Dico De Manhattan Com Um Passado Invulgar Com O Qual Est Prestes A Confrontar Se A Sua Manh Come A Com O R Pido Desarmar De Um Assaltante, Seguido De Um Encontro Escaldante No Elevador Com Uma Jovem E Sexy Delegada De Propaganda M Dica, E Termina Com Uma Consulta A Um Novo Paciente A Partir Da O Dia De Peter Vai Piorar Bastante E Ficar Ainda Mais Estranho, Pois Este Novo Paciente Conhece Peter Da Sua Outra Vida, Quando Tinha Outro Nome E Um Emprego Muito Diferente Peter Agora M Dico Gra As Ao Programa De Protec O De Testemunhas E Mesmo Esse N O Consegue Proteg Lo Da M Fia De New Jersey Agora Ter De Fazer O Que For Preciso Para Manter O Seu Paciente Vivo E Ganhar Tempo Para Vencer A Morte.

  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Beat the Reaper
  • Josh Bazell
  • 06 June 2018
  • 9789722626743

About the Author: Josh Bazell

Josh Bazell has a BA in writing from Brown University and a MD from Columbia University He is currently a medical resident at the University of California, San Francisco, and is working on his second novel He wrote Beat the Reaper during the end of medical school and the beginning of residency Some of his favorite writers are James Ellroy, Ken Bruen, Michael Connelly and Peter Lovesey He sta

10 thoughts on “Beat the Reaper

  1. says:

    B 72% More than Satisfactory Notes Falling apart at the end, it presents the most uncomfortable moment I ve ever had reading in its penultimate chapter.

  2. says:

    Anybody who thinks the U.S doesn t need health care reform should read this book Since the author was a medical intern and the details about 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 this.Peter Brown is 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 in witness protection trying to 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 he is.This 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 is intercut 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 unti...

  3. says:

    Utterly ridiculous, gratuitously violent, highly improbable, totally engrossing, lightening paced Why don t people write like this

  4. says:

    Hey fuckhead,Yep, you, the one with the track marks running down both arms trying to slide off into oblivion, with the tilted head and the faraway expression, staring at the sun like it s some four headed monster ready to steal your dreams, twitching for your next fix like some random dog left out in the rain too long, with a stutter stepping walk and attitude, veering off from the rest of the universe 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 help.The medical industry is encased in a shitstorm the likes of which your coke snorting ass has never seen, and it s about to get worse for you and your fellow fuckhead Americans And if you can stop being a worthless piece of horseshit for than one fucking minute, you might actually have a prayer at making it in this world, instead of ending up in some premature, unmarked grave all by your lonesome staring at the bottom of a coffin at the age of...

  5. says:

    A very interesting and disturbing novel that s excessive on violence, especially toward some good and undeserving characters This would have rated higher with fewer innocents killed 7 of 10 stars

  6. says:

    An outrageous novel that got me laughing a lot in between painfully gruesome situations, a plot worthy of comic books, and occasional absurdly implausible sex scenes A young intern of Polish Jewish background, Peter Brown, tries to save patients from gross incompetence at the worst hospital in Manhattan while popping drugs to keep awake It turns out he is former mob hit man in Witness Protection, and his cover is in danger of 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 death in 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 in violence and sardonic internal dialog that typically leans to medical annotation in excruciating detail Because of my background in t...

  7. says:

    When I started reading this, I had the vague expectation that it was going to be some sort of urban fantasy It wasn t But that didn t keep me absolutely loving it It s funny, clever, fast moving, irreverent, and horrifying in turns I highly recommend it Unless you re a hypochondriac If yo...

  8. says:

    I m a Charlie Huston honk There, I admitted 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 dog.Enter 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 quicker than you can say HMO Though this big idea sounds odd, the novel works, beautifully Like a virus that gets 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 re imagined, Peter assumes a new life as an inte...

  9. says:

    This book is A MAY ZING Straight up Please read this.It s hilarious and wildly disturbing all at the same time Bazell is like the Chuck Palahniuk for sane people.This will just be easier if I quote Ron Charles Beat the Reaper 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, and if anything he describes here is true, we should all become Christian Scientists I want to tell you all about it, the ridiculousness of certain parts, other parts that made me seethe with anger and the vast cynicism throughout But you just have to read it The main character calls Lech Wa sa a pig faced bitch.One of the other things I like, aesthetically anyway, is that throughout the chapters there are little pictures of the Grim Reaper running with a scythe, a tiny little thing used to indicate a break in the main character s train of thought Until he has this thought But rituals turn us all into fucking idiots 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 is stupid because we don t remember that it refers to ...

  10. says:

    3 stars Note Posting again since apparently not received via e mail updates. A while ago I mentioned in a review commentary that I was due for some light reading, some brain candy After some back and forth discussion, Beat the Reaper won out over a couple of other suggestions As it turns out, it s not a book I would ordinarily pick up, and if I had, after skimming the first few pages, I might have put it down once I saw that this author was hell bent on inserting a lot of profanity and violent behavior in his narrative But I persevered because I respect the opinion of the Goodreads friend who recommended it The book opens at 5 00 a.m with Dr Peter Brown watching a pigeon fight a rat in the snow when a mugger sticks a gun into the base of his skull It s cold, and it actually feels sort of good, in an acupressure kind of way. I liked that line will be sharing with my physiotherapist next week The mugger recognizes him as a doctor by his blue scrub pants, and must assume not only th...

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