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A Candle in the Dark Mass Market Paperback – August 2, 1993
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Some other notable points: Alcoholism and addiction are extremely well-portrayed. The helplessness, terror, and insanity of being enslaved to the bottle was spot-on. And this book, featuring a doctor protagonist, takes a different approach to medicine--the doctor isn't the usual avant-garde thinker-scientist on a mission, bucking the medical norms by eschewing bleeding, leeches, etc. He simply uses what he knows as best he can. There's a quiet heroism in that.
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One of the major surprises is that our hero is a spectacular drunkard. He is so bad, so far gone, and I have ZERO tolerance for alcoholics.Read more