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The Good Doctor by Damon Galgut

About the book

Laurence Waters arrives at his rural hospital posting full of optimism. Frank, the disgruntled deputy, is forced to share his room with the new arrival but is determined to stay out of Laurence’s ambitious schemes. When the dilapidated hospital is looted, the two men find themselves uneasy allies in a world where the past is demanding restitution from the present. The Good Doctor is an unsettling and brilliant novel about an unlikely friendship and a shocking betrayal.

Reviewed by  Southampton U3A Reading Group:

We thought it was ‘a good read’, well written but could not understand the plot.

Star rating: ***

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2 thoughts on “The Good Doctor by Damon Galgut”

  1. Review by Ems Valley U3A Reading Group:
    Quite an easy read, but the group felt it didn’t get very far and ultimately unsatisfying.
    Star rating: **

  2. Review by Denmead Reading Group:
    Interesting commentary on modern South Africa, unknown to most of our readers. Good narrative flow, not a happy book but enjoyable.
    Star rating: ***

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