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The Doctor is Sick

The Doctor is Sick

Anthony Burgess
3.60/5 (1,237 ratings)
Dr. Edwin Spindrift, a very ordinary lecturer in linguistics, has been sent home from Burma with a brain tumor. Closer to words than people, his sense of reality is further altered by his condition. The night before he is to be operated on, Spindrift decides—shaven-headed, shirtless, and penniless—to postpone the surgery by escaping from the hospital. Things and people he hardly knew existed outside of his dictionaries swoop down on him as he careens through adventures in nighttime London.
Language
English
Pages
260 pages
Format
Paperback
Publisher
W.W. Norton Company
Release
1960

The Doctor is Sick

Anthony Burgess
3.60/5 (1,237 ratings)
Dr. Edwin Spindrift, a very ordinary lecturer in linguistics, has been sent home from Burma with a brain tumor. Closer to words than people, his sense of reality is further altered by his condition. The night before he is to be operated on, Spindrift decides—shaven-headed, shirtless, and penniless—to postpone the surgery by escaping from the hospital. Things and people he hardly knew existed outside of his dictionaries swoop down on him as he careens through adventures in nighttime London.
Language
English
Pages
260 pages
Format
Paperback
Publisher
W.W. Norton Company
Release
1960
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