Friday, 22 November 2013
An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
While I enjoyed many of the situations in the novel, it didn't completely enrapture me. The characters were lively and interesting but somehow they never touched my heart. At times, the author appeared to manhandle them in a certain way to enhance a laugh or situation, which took away from their natural development. This book reminded me of the TV series, Doctor Finlay (based on the books by A.J. Cronin) which follows the life and cases of a doctor in post-WWII Scotland, although it lacks some of the warm of the characters in this show.
All in all, this was a satisfactory light read and it was nice to escape from the city, and into the wild simplicity of Ballybucklebo.