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The God Complex Paperback – June 23, 2011
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The story itself had some nice twists to it, but I felt like some of the plot was left out to make room for the concentration on the eastern medicine portions of the story.
For a first novel I think it was well done. I am hopeful that there are more to come and that, like most authors, he will improve with each book.
As someone who once considered becoming a doctor, this thriller, set against a background of western medicine, I found to be very exciting and engaging. The fact that I learned a great deal about Eastern medicine was a bonus.
CUT TO THE CHASE: God Complex fulfilled a secret desire of mine - and I'll bet a boatload of others who don't consider themselves violent people, but are very frustrated sometimes by the dismissive attitudes of many doctors. My desire is to punch all the dumb doctors (I've ever gone to) in the nose. Of course, Steve Benson (the hero)does so much more... Obviously, what Steve does is illegal (and albeit fictional), but it sure made me feel good just reading about it! The character of Steve Benson is well portrayed as someone who just wants to know what the heck is wrong with him. If there is no cure, fine; he'll somehow manage it. But Steve's character elicits a great deal of empathy because we've all been there at one time or another.
I recommend God Complex if you've ever wanted to get back at the pharmaceutical or insurance companies; if you've ever been interested in medicine, or if you've ever felt that most of the doctors you have been treated by are on "auto pilot". Like I said, it's a good read!
Steve Benson has been plagued by various undiagnosed symptoms for years. He inadvertently finds a practitioner of Chinese medicine who sets him on a path of healing.
With real events woven into an intriguing fictional mystery, The God Complex takes you through a twisting journey of unrelenting symptoms, strange medical encounters, traditional fighting skills and finally peace. The characters are believable, the settings are real and Steve Benson's difficulties finding relief are all too true. If you are interested in alternative medicine, like a page-turner that takes you on an exciting journey, then this book is a must read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I recommend this to anyone that believes that Western medicine has a lot to be desired.Published 7 days ago by Daniel Lum
I found the theme to be very relevant . The plot has been constructed to effectively support the intent of the author to challenge western medicine. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Raj Nellooli
I will call it "ok" because it has a lot of great information on the failings of Western medicine, which I agree on. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Roberto A.
A great book for the right audience. A gripping, well researched tale about a man in a battle for his own cure. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Erin Lindeman
This was another book that I really had trouble putting down. Perhaps because I'm currently struggling with some health issues, I found the information about Eastern Medicine quite... Read morePublished 11 months ago by John M. Vizcarra
As one who is also disgusted by the healthcare system the plot and ending were fantastic. It was a very quick read, and I'm usually more into Tom Clancy type novels.Published 13 months ago by J. Houston
This book was a great read and I highly recommend it. The suspense mystery novel style is a very novel way to introduce a new concept to most of us who have very little knowledge... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Victoria Chinnell
great book with interesting plot, just a bit too short....I want to know more what happened. Read while we were in Prague.Published 17 months ago by ms2fdoc
I was excited about this book and enjoyed reading about Chinese medicine. I was so disappointed that the author just kind of quit at the end. Read morePublished 21 months ago by KJ