This was a trade paperback printed on the most lovely, silky paper (think elementary school workbooks), and so had the smell. You know that smell. It pulls you into a sense of peace and immediately makes you like the book. Due to the nature of the lovely paper it was quite a heavyweight book, so no single handed reading on this one.
Some of the stories were rather disturbing, and it seems that some patients would have been better off if they had died at the scene. No one deserves what some of these people had to suffer.
There was a nice section of photographs which helped to give faces to the people you were reading about.
This one gets nine stars. It was a nice read – fascinating, fast moving, and very well written. It had the feel of House’s Wilson in an ambulance. The book was immediately engrossing and tastefully dealt with potentially icky experiences while still being refreshingly honest. The author is also the Dean Koontz of memoir writers – successfully blending the horror of the job with humor. This is definitely recommended for medical drama fans.