Booooks...

Jan. 24th, 2009 11:24 pm
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Okay, so you will not have heard of this news tidbit, what with them only being important in the Benelux, but I have to talk about it.
There's a lot of talk about a batshit crazy neurologist here (okay, that's in Dutch, but so you know I'm not making this up). I know that not every med student becomes a great or even normal doctor, but this is just plain creepy. Basically, this man was a medicin addict and he told hundreds of his patients that they were incurably ill. He told people they had things like Alzheimer, and he proscribed them the wrong medicins on purpose. He's being accused of causing the deaths of two patients. One of the victims described how the neurologist treated him, it was awful. He basically gave him a lumbar puncture but he kept missing on purpose and he continued to puncture him, fifteen times in total (Also, this guy wasn't even qualified to do lumbar punctures. WTF). Stories about him keep popping up and Christ, O_o. Is he a sadist or something? I just cannot understand this man and it makes me uncomfortable to know that people like him get close to patients. Eurgh.


It was great! I bought 14 books for 32 euros, oh snap. These include:
  • Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon and Baroque cycle.

  • Garth Nix's Abhorsen trilogy

  • Some books by Diana Wynne Jones. Her latest Chrestomanci book, the Pinhoe Egg and one of her Dalemark books, Drowned Ammet. I love her YA, she writes lovely steampunk and fantasy. I've read Drowned Ammet before but I couldn't help but buy it, I have fond memories of reading it.

  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. I've read it before, but dude, 90 cent? Awesome

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Count of Monte Christo

  • CLAMP Manga! Eeeh, the manga is so cheap there, only 1,95 a piece, they're 10 euros in the bookshop. So I bought Tokyo Babylon.


  • On the other hand, I had to wade through crowds even though it was Thursday morning. Had to wait almost a hour before it was my turn to buy all my stuff.
    On the other other hand, I had fun sniggering at books with titles like How to marry a Millionaire Vampire and all those other romance novels. I also saw a John Ringo book and I couldn't help myself: "OH JOHN RINGO NO!". Weirdest was walking past some Laurell K. Hamilton fans squeeing about her books. Okay.


    And I have a new lj layout, inspired by Romeo and Juliet :D The artist who did the art I used in the header is Valentin Melik His art is brilliant, especially the murals. The total Romeo and Juliet mural is so long and the colours are so well chosen. I love how he based it on the 1968 movie :D. And his other artworks, like portraits, are pretty amazing too.

    Also, 8 icons...

    Art by [livejournal.com profile] zweihand Don't hotlink, credit etc.
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