21% done with A Country Doctor’s Notebook

I stated reading this because of the wonderful TV show.

I’ve never read Bulgakov before but after the very first line on the first story I’m hooked on him. That sense of humor and simple, easy style is brilliant.

His having been a doctor adds to the color of the stories greatly, too. The steel windpipe tale (2nd story) made me really squeamish but also drove home how isolated the hospital is.