Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Book Association

It's week three of Solaris. Last week we pulled up classic science fiction titles, and the week before we linked Solaris with other George Clooney movies that were previously books. This week the theme is classic (traditional and contemporary) fiction books written by doctors. Stanislaw Lem was actually a research assistant who purposefully failed his final examinations to avoid becoming a military doctor, but for our purposes, we'll use that. 

Khaled Hosseini was an internal medicine physician who practiced for ten years until a year and a half after The Kite Runner was released. 

W. Somerset Mougham was a physician, but quit when his book Liza of Lambeth sold out in a matter of weeks. 

 Fran├žois Rabelais seems to be a man of his time, a true Renaissance man as he was not only a physician and writer, but also a humanist, monk and Greek scholar. 

As always we can't add every book to the list, so what are some of your favorite books by doctors turned writers?

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