First Lines Friday – 30th April 2021

First Lines Friday

It’s Friday!!!! That means it’s time for my first “First Lines Fridays”!!!

For those of you who are new to to this, First Lines Fridays is a weekly meme, that I first saw on Jill’s Book Blog and which is originally hosted by Wondering Words.

Rules:

  1. Choose a book from your shelves/current read
  2. Open the book to the first page
  3. Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title
  4. Reveal the book.

FIRST LINES:

“I have travelled the world in search of trouble. It is a kind of addiction, a pull I find hard to resist. It stems partly from the desire to use my knowledge as a surgeon to help people who are experiencing the worst that humanity can throw at them, and partly from the thrill of just being in those terrible places, of living in a liminal zone where most people have neither been nor want to go.”

Do you recognise which book these lines come from?

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This weeks book is…

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

“For more than 25 years, surgeon David Nott has volunteered in some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993 to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out lifesaving operations in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major metropolitan hospital. He is now widely acknowledged as the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world.”

You can read my review here

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2 comments

  1. I personally know a similar person. He’s called Reginald Moreels and was mainly active in conflictual areas in Congo. For a while he was heading the Belgian chapter of Medicine without Borders and was fished up by the politics to head the department of humanitarian cooperation. As a deputy minister of state, he could not work his way around the department mandarins who were installed there by his predecessors, and who were actively sabotaging the ways he wanted to reorganize the department. Now he works as a surgeon in Ostend and is only marginally politically active. He became aware that you need a stronger stomach for doing politics than you need to perform trauma surgery.

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