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The Last King of Scotland Shortly After His Arrival In Uganda, Scottish Doctor Nicholas Garrigan Is Called To The Scene Of A Bizarre Accident Idi Amin, Careening Down A Dirt Road In His Red Maserati, Has Run Over A Cow When Garrigan Tends To Amin, The Dictator, In His Obsession For All Things Scottish, Appoints Him As His Personal Physician And So Begins A Fateful Dalliance With The Central African Leader Whose Emperor Jones Style Autocracy Would Transform Into A Reign Of Terror.In The Last King Of Scotland Foden S Amin Is As Ridiculous As He Is Abhorrent A Grown Man Who Must Be Burped Like An Infant, A Self Proclaimed Cannibalist Who, At The End Of His 8 Years In Power, Would Be Responsible For 300,000 Deaths And As Garrigan Awakens To His Patient S Baroque Barbarism And His Own Complicity In It We Enter A Venturesome Meditation On Conscience, Charisma, And The Slow Corruption Of The Human Heart Brilliantly Written, Comic And Profound, The Last King Of Scotland Announces A Major New Talent. This book was most of all a big disappointment I have seen and loved the movie, and it deals with a part of history that many people, uh including myself, know little about but is characterised by excess that should make for an emotionally engaging story.However, instead of focusing on the broader events, the book chooses to recount very limited experiences of one character This wouldn t be so bad if the protagonist in question wasn t one of the most spineless, passive and self absorbed twits This book was mos The Last King of Scotland is a fictional novel about Uganda and the rise and fall of Idi Amin as told through the eyes of the protagonist, Dr Nicholas Garrison Dr Garrison comes from Scotland to Uganda to serve as a doctor in a medical clinic Through happenstance, he works on Idi Amin after Amin was in a car accident Idi Amin decided to have Dr Garrison become his personal physician During that time, Dr Garrison also became a confidant of Amin s.I was looking forward to reading this book The Last King of Scotland is a fictional novel about Uganda and the rise and fall of Idi Amin as told through the eyes of the protagonist, Dr Nicholas Garrison Dr Garrison comes from Scotland to Uganda to serve as a doctor in a medical clinic Through happenstance, he works on Idi Amin after Amin was in a car accident Idi Amin decided to have Dr Garrison become his personal physician During that time, Dr Garrison also became a confidant of Amin s.I was looking forward to reading this book and learningabout Ugandan culture and on the reign of Idi Amin I did finish the book feeling a connection to a place, such as any good historical novel will do I did not, however, feel any connection to the protagonist I found Doctor Garrison to be a person lacking in depth and easily swayed by those around him, which may have been the author s intention.The first third of the book dealt with the Doctor s arrival in Uganda and his living and working in Ug Well written and well researched This novel is about the life of the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin 1923 8 2003 and written from the perspective of a fictional Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan I watched the movie The Last King of Scotland many years ago and thought it was excellent As is the case with many book to movie adaptations, the movie didn t include everything that was written in the book and some scenes even deviate quite a lot in the movie Dr Garrigan has an affair with one of Amin Well written and well researched This novel is about the life of the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin 1923 8 2003 and written from the perspective of a fictional Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan I watched the movie The Last King of Scotland many years ago and thought it was excellent As is the case with many book to movie adaptations, the movie didn t include everything that was written in the book and some scenes even deviate quite a lot in the movie Dr Garrigan has an affair with one of Amin s wife, which wasn t the case in the book The writing is surprisingly fluid and very engaging We meet Dr Garrigan, a young and naive Scottish doctor who a This is a difficult book I went into this book knowing its basic premise a British doctor moves to Uganda to work in a clinic and becomes the personal physican for Idi Amin , and so I knew that gruesome scenes would occur in its pages On the other hand is the narrator of the book the main character one could argue the main character is Amin, the man that moves the action forward , a man so dislikable that I had trouble finishing the final chapters It is not that Garrigan actively participa This is a difficult book I went into this book knowing its basic premise a British doctor moves to Uganda to work in a clinic and becomes the personal physican for Idi Amin , and so I knew t Fascinating book This book is a novel written as a memoir It is ruthless, adventurous and contains many historical facts, mainly when Idi Amin was in charge of the Ugandan government 1971 1979 and how the things he did affected the citizens The novel centres on a Scottish man who travels to Uganda in order to work in a clinic and ends up being Amin s personal physician and friend This doctor is both fascinated and terrified of Idi Amin Then, he founds himself in the middle of a war in whi Fascinating book This book is a novel written as a memoir It is ruthless, adventurous and contains many historical facts, mainly when Idi Amin was in charge of the Ugandan government 1971 1979 and how the things he did affected the citizens The novel centres on From what I ve seen in the reviews of this book, either people really really liked it or they really really disliked it Personally, I liked it not really really and created opportunities to be in my car to continue the story this edition is the unabridged audiobook Let me note here that I did see the movie prior to reading the book a definite plus in th My life storyIt is very exciting Because, as you know, I am the hero of all Africa , July 26, 2014This review is from The Last King of Scotland Kindle Edition As a female reader who doesn t do war politics espionage, I wasn t sure I d like this, but I really enjoyed it, especially the earlier part which others have criticized as slow When a young Scottish doctor goes out to work in a clinic in 1970s Uganda, he little imagines that a chance meeting will cause the new dictator, Idi My life storyIt is very exciting Because, as you know, I am the hero of all Africa , July 26, 2014This review is from The Last King of Scotland Kindle Edition As a Well, if I didn t already think Amin was a whacko, this book would certainly serve to cement that perception The fictional doctor becomes a confidante of the dictator, which seems like a precarious position But not only does his cruelty come through, but also many humorous situations ensue I I wasn t expecting much from this book because I know so little about Africa and Uganda But, I was pleasantly surprised how well written and enjoyable this book was.Dr Nicholas Garrigan is a Scottish doctor working for the Foreign Office and assigned to Mbarare, Uganda He embraces the ex pat life and his work at a small clinic One day, he is asked to minister to Idi Amin who was in a car accident Amin takes to the doctor immediately and requests how can you turn him down Garrigan becomes h I wasn t expecting much from this book


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