Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ten of the best satires

Michael Honig is a former surgeon and lives in England. The Senility of Vladimir P. is his first novel. One of his top ten satires, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
The House of God by Samuel Shem

As a medical student, I was given this book by a well-meaning (or possibly satanically mischievous) relative who happened to be a nurse. My God! It was like being brought to the wall of fire that is TRUTH and having one’s eyes held open by a pair of red hot toothpicks. Extreme situations bring out the extremes of human foibles, and few situations are more extreme than the first years of being a doctor. Set in a lightly disguised Boston hospital of high repute, Shem’s novel dives deep into the agony of absurdity.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see Joel Cunningham's seven of the sharpest modern satires, ten satirical novels that could teach you to survive the future, and Adam Thorpe's top ten satires.

--Marshal Zeringue