The Prescription Errors

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Insomniac Press, 2009 - Fiction - 194 pages
3 Reviews
In Charles Demers's darkly comic debut novel, Daniel -- an East Vancouver obsessive-compulsive -- is forced to evaluate his self-absorption against the trials and traumas of others. As he tries to submerge himself in a solitary, Karl Marx-inspired research project in the basement archives of the medical library, Daniel watches his family flounder at the centre of a free-speech fight for a children's book about a same-sex relationship--between turtles. Whether you read this book for Demers's razor-sharp prose -- he is a master of observation and a deft purveyor of contemporary vernacular -- or simply to be dazzled by one hell of a story, prepare yourself: here's a brave new voice that is both fresh and brash.

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User Review  - kanata - LibraryThing

Tis hard to explain my feelings towards this book. I just know that I came away half way through the novel feeling quite off kilter and with a deep connection to the character of Daniel. A book that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mortira - Goodreads

When I picked up this book, I was anticipating an interesting, witty read with lots of clever humor. The Prescription Errors is all of those things, but it is also so cynical that it almost swerves ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Charles Demers is a writer, political activist, and comedian. His comedy is featured regularly on CBC Radio, and he is co-host of The CityNews List, a comic news show. He lives in East Vancouver with his wife.

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