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This is an auction for HOSPITAL by Toby Litt.

Amazon.com reviews:

"FIVE STARS!!! Toby Litt's HOSPITAL is a mesmerising read. It begins like a comic mix of fairytale meets Mills & Boon, with its child protagonist running around Hospital - the author's emphasis is upon Hospital (an entity in its own right), not just a hospital (as in a building where sick people are taken) - worried about an apple seed in his stomach that is rapidly maturing into an apple tree, whilst all around him innocent nurses are swooning for hunky surgeons. But underneath all the superficial gloss, something darker is lurking, from a Black Mass in the hospital chapel, a voodoo ceremony taking place in the basement and immortality severely affecting various patients and inmates around the building (making the sick get better and bringing the dead back to life including, in one disturbingly macabre scene, the jars stored in Hospital's teaching wing . . . ). As a read, HOSPITAL is hypnotising and, for myself personally, one of those books that you find yourself going 'OK, I'll just read a couple more paragraphs . . . ' and then realising that it's 2 hours later."

"FIVE STARS!!! This is quite simply the most unputdownable book I've read this year. It's weird, wonderful and surreal and moves with the speed of a fig biscuit through a short grandmother. The imagery throughout the book is fabulous, ideas piling on ideas like a bolus of half formed livestock falling down a liftshaft. Toby Litt has a gift with words and knows how to use it, this is possibly my favourite of his books to date."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2007.

510 pages.

Near new condition.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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