Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday Word Play- Dammit Jim! I'm a doctor, not a writer!


So, I'm not a doctor. Nor am I a writer. Though I have played at both. The folks featured this week actually are (or were) both. Yesterday I reviewed a book by physician/poet Robbie Newton Drummond and it made me think of all those poor doctors who have had to moonlight as poets and novelists to make ends meet. I'll give you both the title and the author's name, but you still need to tell me who it is. The catch? The authors name has been written in that ol' barely legible prescription scrawl.

As always, feel free to do all 11 at home but please only answer one in the comment a section to allow 10 more people to play along.

Yo, is there a doctor in the house?

11 comments:

raidergirl3 said...

#2: Vincent Lam

Lahni said...

#8 Khaled Hosseini

Pooker said...

#4 is Kevin Patterson. A wonderful book by the way. I have a nice hard cover edition that for whatever reason I haven't released into the wild as yet. So, if any Canadian Book challenger has a yen to read it, I'd be happy to send it on. Maybe I'll wander over to Trading Post later and put it up for grabs.

Wanda said...

#1 is William Carlos Williams

Pooker: Consumption is my current book on the go and from what I've read so far, it's well worth grabbing!

Charles said...

Number 10 (The Piano Tuner) is a collection of short stories by Peter Meinke who is primarily a poet. A fine gentleman whom I've corresponded with and met once.

Melanie said...

#9 is Mikhail Bulgakov; I've been in his doctor's office! It was a room in the family house, now a museum. Fascinating tour.

John Mutford said...

Raidergirl and Lahni: Both correct, though I've not read either novel. I have, however, read a short story by Lam.

Pooker: Not my favourite book. Then, I lived in Rankin where it was set and find it hard to be unbiased. Still, glad you might offer it up in the trading post!

Wanda: Correct!

Charles: Actually, this particular The Piano Tuner is by Daniel Mason. I don't think Meinke is a doctor, at least not a medical doctor. But thanks for mentioning him!

Melanie: Wow. I'd love to do that tour. It's sounds great!

gypsysmom said...

#4 is Michael Crichton. (I can't believe this one was left a day and a half later).

Book Psmith said...

#3 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I am not a doctor but my writing is just as illegible.

John Mutford said...

Gypsysmom: That's right, and I too thought it would be one of those grabbed up first.

Book Psmith: That's it. Btw, have you seen the trailer for the new Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr? I thought it looked great but my wife couldn't have disagreed more!

Book Psmith said...

I am in agreement with your wife. I love Law and Downey Jr but I like my Holmes serious and this interpretation looks too jokey for me. And Holmes doesn't have a particularly high regard for women, so why would he be kissing one? But who am I kidding...I'll probably see it anyway.