Thursday, December 22, 2016

Review: Giovanni Goes To Med School (The Med School Series 1) by Kathy Bryson

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29604865Title: Giovanni Goes To Med School
Published:  March 23, 2016
Format: eBook
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Everyone knows zombies aren’t real, no matter how fun. You don’t have to be a med student to know the dead do not get up and walk around in real life. Anyone who’s buried a pet in the backyard knows the dead don’t walk. They don’t even lurch.
So Giovanni is stunned when his patient sits up in the morgue and starts scolding. The night-shift was supposed be a relief, a chance to study in quiet and off-set ridiculous student loans. Babysitting a huge dog and a dead voodoo mambo were not part of the plan. Now he’s got to convince an unbelieving medical community to take action, so he can get back to learning about the dead – not the undead!


So I didn’t know really what to think of this book. For me the book was okay. As far as characters go I didn’t really connect with Giovanni.

Our main character Giovanni wants to be a doctor, and he taking the night shift in the morgue. This intrigues me because that is where the dead are and the blurb mentions zombies. By the cover it doesn’t seem like it will be a very graphic book so this has me wonder where is this story going to go.

Well Giovanni meets Mrs. Harris who is in the E.R. for a fall, while there she is very worried about her dog Rufus. Well somehow Giovanni gets to take the job of caring for this huge dog. As he takes on his night shift in the morgue with the dog Rufus, everything seems okay at first. That is until Mrs. Harris comes into the morgue. This starts a chain of events for Giovanni as he is certain she is dead. Though is she? We get a lot of detail on the decaying body but no true answers as to why she came back to life. We get a small sliver of an answer from a random character named Astral, who I believe is a nurse within the hospital. She seems like a shady character that has secrets.

Giovanni has no clue to what is honestly going on. His bosses doesn’t want to believe him so what is he to do?

I don’t want to give too much away as this is a novella and I could give too much away. 

Kathy Bryson knew she wanted to be a writer when she finished reading through her school and local children’s libraries. She honed her writing skills on marketing brochures, websites, and several unfinished manuscripts before going into teaching. Now she happily skews convention while finishing award-winning books and catering to the whims of spoiled cats.