An Amusing and Sobering read
This was an easy read in terms of that it isn't full of long blocks of text - it consists mainly of diary extracts, with one day to a page or two at the most and some text at the start of new sections (like chapters). Needless to say, if your especially squeamish about blood or gynaecological procedures, shall I say, then this won't be for you - the author specialised in obs & gynae, which I wasn't aware of prior to reading it, so I thought I should perhaps point that out in case its an easy for you.
The author makes a point of explaining medical termionology, numerous acronym's etc. at the bottom of pages, with an asterisk in the text and the explanation at the bottom of the page and the following page(s), if you want to understand things more clearly. This is good if your interested in learning a bit from a medical point of view, although if your (as I say) a little squeamish then you can always gloss over that - I admit I didn't read all of the descriptions in their entirety and I was glad I could choose to skip bits!.
I felt it wa a good read for giving you a clear idea as to how stretched junior doctors were, at the time the diaries were written of course, which isn't far off a decade now, so you can only imagine how stretched for time they are nowadays, with the NHS being in the state it is now. Of course this does mean there is a definite hint of politics at play in this book and, indeed, the author ends with a letter to the secretary of health, so if your not wanting to read anything with a political slant then again, this may not be for you but I thought it was a very good read.
Oh and, just to add, it is genuinely quite funny at times. There are numerous stories about patients and the situations they end up in, which did raise a smile from me at times, although I have to say I did also feel like I shared their pain at times as well! it is both amusing and sobering and I would recommend it as a read, as long as your not especially squeamish.