- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (September 7, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425238091
- ISBN-13: 978-0425238097
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 588 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
The House of God Paperback – September 7, 2010
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
“The raunchy, troubling, and hilarious novel that turned into a cult phenomenon. Singularly compelling…brutally honest.”—The New York Times
“Bawdy, blistering…this is Catch-22 with stethoscopes.”—Cosmopolitan
“Wonderfully wild, ribald, erotic, bitter, compassionate…in the same spirit as Catch-22.”—The Seattle Times
“A wildly funny, sad, laugh-out-loud, frightening, outrageous, thought-provoking, moving book…a story of modern medicine rarely, if ever, told.”—The Houston Chronicle
“Does for the practice of medicine what Catch-22 and M*A*S*H did for the practice of warfare.”—The Newark Star-Ledger
“Mordantly funny, brilliantly ironic…A writer of outstanding substance and style.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
From the Inside Flap
Now a classic! The hilarious novel of the healing arts that reveals everything your doctor never wanted you to know. Six eager interns -- they saw themselves as modern saviors-to-be. They came from the top of their medical school class to the bottom of the hospital staff to serve a year in the time-honored tradition, racing to answer the flash of on-duty call lights and nubile nurses. But only the Fat Man --the Clam, all-knowing resident -- could sustain them in their struggle to survive, to stay sane, to love-and even to be doctors when their harrowing year was done.
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features:
Read reviews that mention
Showing 1-7 of 588 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Feel free to disagree about the "Some violence" tag I clicked. I felt the reader should have some warning about the suicide.
The novelty (pun intended) aside, I love this book for being utterly honest. Even if some aspects of work in the hospital are exaggerated, they exist nonetheless and I would say it's actually pretty accurate. In my short time as a student, I have observed at least half of the terrible coping mechanisms detailed in this book.... now that I know what I'm looking at.
Some say this book is offensive, some say it's depressing, and some say it's hilarious. I say it's all of those things. Just like life as a medical resident.