Friday, September 14, 2018

DR. GRASS by Grania Davis

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Grania Davis died last April 28 of 2017. I know that seems a gloomy way of starting a blog, but today is a gloomy day here in our small spot in the globe. It's been cloudy all day and the temperature dropped to 2°C. Gloomy days make me want to reach out to my comfort books, but they are still buried inside boxes (Which box? I am not entirely sure.) in the basement. Anyways, DR. GRASS by Grania Davis is one of those cheer-me-up books for me.

Dr. Ernest Spiegelglass, MD, is a family practice resident at Carmel Hospital in San Francisco. His friends call him Doc Sparrowgrass. He is a hippie to the core and rides his skateboard to work every day. Unlike any other doctor, Dr. Grass treat his patients in a very unique manner and not the usual “by-the-book” procedure. He believes that heart-to-heart is the best way to go. But sometimes his unconventional ways fish him troubles.

Dr. Grass is one of the first books I got since high school days.  His weed-induced fantasies are odd, bordering shameless. The texts are very illustrative and explicit. I’ve reread it many times and it's always good to know that it can still make me laugh (like bwahahaha out loud).

It is a sad thing that Ms. Davis is no longer with us and nobody ever bothered reprinting copies since 1978, but if you do find one, consider yourself lucky. Dr. Grass can cure your gloomy day… for sure!”

Book Details:
Book Title:  Dr. Grass
Author:  Grania Davis
ISBN: 0-380-01872-1
Published: March 1978, Avon Books
Genre: Fiction
Review Rating: ★★★★

1 comment :

  1. read this in middle school. it was in my dad's library in the early 70's. I still have the copy. i didn't realize she wrote other books. i thought the author was a male for years.