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Dr Paul C O'Rourke DDS is a New York dentist. He's brash, he's arrogant and he's got a view on pretty much everything. He has a failed relationship with his practice manager Connie and an unhealthy obsession with the Boston Red Sox. In this comic novel, O'Rourke initially comes across as a 50 something dinosaur, taking pride in his technophobia, eschewing the internet and popular culture. As the narrative goes on, however, it seems that O'Rourke is more likely to be in his 30s and not quite as ruddy ruddy as he makes out. Nevertheless, it is a surprise to him when he finds his dental practice
I notice that some of you have purchased this novel recently. I borrowed my copy from the library and hadn't finished it after two renewals so I'd be interested in the comments of those who've read it through. I was really quite taken with it at the beginning, the recognition factor helping immensely (of that office life I wasn't sad to relinquish) but I did start to get a little bored half way feeling some momentum had been lost. I did like the mix of perceptiveness and his affection for the workers who, after hours, have nothing in common with each other.