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Bad Doctor (Gideon Box Book 1) by [Locke, John]
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Book 1 of 4 in Gideon Box (4 Book Series)
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About the Author

New York Times best-selling author John Locke is the international best-selling author of 28 books in six different genres. He is the 8th author in history to have sold one million eBooks on Kindle, which he achieved in only five months. Locke has had four books in the top ten at the same time, including #1 and #2. Foreign rights to his books have been acquired by major publishing companies all over the world. Translations include: Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, and Lithuanian. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 544 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (April 5, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007RZ2N7Y
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,259 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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By William Skipper on April 13, 2012
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Gideon Box, John Locke's latest creation, is a dissolute sociopath with one redeeming characteristic: he's the world's greatest pediatric surgeon. He's also an angry, confused, depressive swine with the bedside manner of Charles Manson on crack. In other words, (for fans of Locke's other series) he's like Donovan Creed, the contract killer, but without the heart of gold.

Box needs intense diversions to help maintain his sanity under the pressure of trying to save lost-cause infants in their final death throes. He's given up on gambling in favor of dangerous sexual liaisons.

This time he stumbles a little too close to the flame, and it almost costs him his life.

As in all Locke's novels, the pace is blinding, the characters are pedal to the metal, and the dialogue breezes. He's a master of hidden agendas and furious plot reversals.

BAD DOCTOR is no exception. Several characters from his previous works appear in this one, including the mysterious Rose, but it stands alone fairly well.

It is suggested to go back and read all the books in order, of course, which is not as daunting as it may sound. The novels are short and one could probably mow down the entire library in a week. I digested BAD DOCTOR in an afternoon.

One quibble might be that Gideon Box and Donovan Creed are almost the same character--right down to their taste in women and all things sexual. Their occupations may be different but their sensibilities are basically identical. It didn't bother me much. I was too busy laughing.

A great read for those of us who like to read for fun, BAD DOC is a blast.
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First and foremost I want to say that I LOVE all of John Locke's books and I have read his Donovan Creed series two times, they are that good. This book was not. It was actually painful to even get through it.

All the wonderful, witty ways of his books are completely lost in this one. Dr. Box is gross, obnoxious, unfunny and a really bad character to base a book on. The story really lags to.

I couldn't recommend this book to anyone especially a John Locke fan.

Sorry, it was that bad.

one star was generous
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John Locke is a writing machine, cranking out multiple hit novels per year, and always entertaining me in the process. Bad Doctor introduces Dr. Gideon Box to the "Locke-verse," another colorful character with some amazing personality defects that make the reader love to hate him. I was able to breeze through this fast-paced novel in only a day, which is par for the course with Mr. Locke's novels: they are on the short side, action-packed, darkly comic, and go down nice and smooth. And long-time Locke fans will be happy to see characters from his other novels popping up for brief but welcome cameos.
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enjoyed a lot of Locke's other books - liked this one upto the cojoined idiots from hell arrived.
It will be difficult to buy any other of his books after this drivel.
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I dumped this one from my kindle, early on. The book isn't entertaining and I certainly didn't find it amusing. It must have been an easy "write" for Mr. Locke.
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This is beyond puerile. It has no plot, it just rambles about an impossible character, supposedly a world renowned surgeon who kills or sexually assaults people for fun or in revenge for personal slights. He breaks into people's homes while they are absent and assumes their identity, again, just to amuse himself. Even the sex misses, it is not erotic, just a mention that something sexual happened. There is no character development, the characters are all flat cardboard figures, the dialogue is improbable, the scenes implausible. It includes conjoined "Siamese" twins who are hitmen and spend their time arguing about their sex life, one is gay, the other hetero. They apparently are so inept that they need to discuss beforehand how they will go about doing something like turning around. If it was comedy this might work, but it isn't comedy, there is nothing funny about it. This book is rubbish, not worth reading. It would not pass muster as a comic book, it certainly fails as a novel. There is something extremely suspicious about the number of high rated reviews - I don't believe that they are genuine.
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This is the first book I've read by this author and it will be the last. I cant believe I spent money on this poorly written book. The stereotypes were way over the top, not well developed, and tedious. I realize this is a piece of fiction, but....come on! I wasted about 10 hours of my life on this book. I honestly thought I must have mistakenly downloaded a self published book by some teenaged misfit. Dont waste your time on this book. I would have given it zero stars if I could.
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Maybe the book redeems itself, but I couldn't make it past the first few pages. I like dark humor as much as the next guy, but a doctor who kills innocent patients to get revenge on a family member of the murdered patient is well past any reasonable limits of humor. Be sure to read what's available online, before you spend your money on this one.
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