Hi, I'm L.M. Hornberger and while I used to be an artist, I'm presently a high school math teacher. I'm also a kitty mom, a book reviewer, a quilter, etc. Let's just say I try to do a lot of things.
21 July 2011
Book Review: All My Patients Are Under The Bed
All My Patients Are Under the Bed by Louis J. Camuti ISBN: 0671242717
This book is about Dr. Camuti, a veterinarian in New York City whose practice is mainly cats. This book is a collection of stories, short anecdotes, and remembrances from his 50+ years of practice. Overall, the book was entertaining. The true character of Camuti as a crusty old vet comes through clearly. The good doctor had some interesting patients and owners to deal with, including many well-known celebrities. I found myself chuckling in a number of places, when the doctor, the cat, and the owner are having difficulties. And since the chapters were short with breaks in them, it made for a delightful bedtime reading. On the down side, the writing could have been better. I suspect it was written from tape recordings as it has a rambling, disjointed style in many places. The chapters are only slightly centered on one topic. While the writing wasn't the best, the stories were fun and about cats, so I probably will reread this book at some point.( )