I found your book titled, Mountains Beyond Mountains, to be astonishing. This book should be an inspiration to all around the globe. It should show them how to be caring and helpful instead of only doing for themselves. Your journey with Paul Farmer was a true event in history.
Right from the beginning of the book you grasp the reader. You chose the right words and phrases to pull them in and not put the book down until it was over. The first line of the book, “We met because of a beheading, of all things.” (Kidder, p. 3) This makes you wonder, what? What? Where is this going? What type of novel is this? I had to finish the chapter just to see where this was going. I was not quite sure whether I would like the book yet, as I am not into war stories. The first chapter, Farmer continuously argues with Jon Carroll, who was a captain of the American Special Forces. My first thought was that those two had met for the first time because of the beheading. I had to read on, beyond chapter one to realize it was another man, you.
It is in chapter two that you snagged me right in. I absolutely love House M.D. It is my favorite thing to watch. My mother and I sit around every Saturday watching the shows I TiVo’d during the week. We eat hot fudge sundaes and drink hot tea while watching the arrogant ass, Gregory House.
Chapter two takes Farmer back to Boston, where he has a paying job and a medical team, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “It’s a medical mall, a teaching hospital and a full-service hospital and a tertiary care facility, a hospital to which other hospitals forward their most difficult cases.” (Kidder, p. 9) Now, when I envisioned this place, I thought of where House works, Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. They have an enormous facility that can also accompany anything that comes their way. I know that this hospital is not real though, it is actually Princeton University’s First Campus Center.... [continues]
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