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"The Citadel" by A.J. Cronin
Archibald Joseph Cronin was a Scottish novelist, dramatist, and non-fiction writer who was one of the most renowned storytellers of the twentieth century.  The Citadel one of his best-known works, and it was adapted to film. This novel was written in 1937. In the United States, The Citadel won the National Book Award, Favorite Fiction of 1937, voted by members of the American Booksellers Association. According to a 1939 Gallup poll, The Citadel was voted the most interesting book readers had ever read.

This book tells us about the young doctor Dr.Manson who starts working as a doctor and is faced with problems in a health care system. At first,  he  is staggered by what he sees and despises all that a lot. He gets to encounter a lot of doctors without much medical expertise to cure people so they can easily give their patients a wrong  medicine.  They are simply interested in snappy ways of getting money from their patients. So, he begins to  search for ways to change  it but without much success.  And soon everything changes...

In this book we can meet absolutely different types of people: poor and rich, mean and generous,  arrogant  and benevolent, some of them are deeply  silly, envious, cowardly, while the others are exceptionally intelligent, broadminded, cheerful, amiable, and sensible.

This book excellently reveals the topic which is connected with money. The Citadel shows how people can be dangerously obsessed with money and possession, and that they are even bloody eager to sacrifice other people’s lives  to get money... In their avidity for money, they are absolutely blind to see other people’s needs and never want to leave their comfort zone.
In my opinion, this book will always be of a great success while money is of a great value and only true passion and concern to people in our world . I am sure  everyone with a great heart and profound mind will like this book .

Category: Drama | Added by: Chuda (13-Mar-2013) | Author: Sergey
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