10 Best Satires of All Time from Publishers Weekly, and THE HOUSE OF GOD is #2 on the list


Michael Honig at Publisher’s Weekly compiled this list of the 10 Best Satires. I’m happy to report that my novel, The House of God, came in at number two:

2. The House of God by Samuel Shem

As a medical student, I was given this book by a well-meaning (or possibly satanically mischievous) relative who happened to be a nurse. My God! It was like being brought to the wall of fire that is TRUTH and having one’s eyes held open by a pair of red hot toothpicks. Extreme situations bring out the extremes of human foibles, and few situations are more extreme than the first years of being a doctor. Set in a lightly disguised Boston hospital of high repute, Shem’s novel dives deep into the agony of absurdity.


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