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Official Review: Out of The Third World by Ashok Sharma

Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 04:52
by Rosemary Wright
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Out of The Third World" by Ashok Sharma.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Out of The Third World, by Ashok Sharma, tells about the author's experiences, as an immigrant student in the United Kingdom. Sharma is an Indian born in Tanzania. In the late 1960s, he arrived at the Gatwick Airport in England with the ambition to become a medical doctor. He registered for A levels in a British college, and afterwards, he was faced with the challenges involved in getting admitted into a medical school. This book is chiefly about Sharma's survival in England, unveiling how he eventually succeeded in receiving "the certificate of full registration as a medical practitioner from the General Medical Council of Great Britain."

The book is coherent and easy to read. It has two sections, namely book one and book two. The first section is about how Sharma studied and passed his A-level exams, and section two shows his experiences in medical school. I appreciate the author's ability to describe events, places, and people vividly. What I like most is that the book feels like a novel. Sharma put his experiences together in a fictional form; there are narrative and intriguing dialogues. He provides a true story with a solid plot and interesting twists. Though the beginning is somewhat flat, it becomes suspenseful from the middle.

Being entertaining, the book provides a lot of information about the specialties of medicine, including the handling of some serious health problems. Hence, it'll be useful for those aspiring to be medical doctors, but if you're fainthearted, I advise you to skip it because it tells about the dissecting of human organs and the internal organs of surgery patients.

Furthermore, Out of The Third World features political and Third World immigration issues in the UK in the late sixties, such as "Enoch Powell's apocalyptic-sounding anti-immigration campaign." The book is engaging and full of valuable lessons. From one of the author's experiences, he learned a bitter lifelong lesson not to commit a crime at the demand of a friend because such a friend is worse than an enemy. I concur with that. Included in the story, in the second section, are Sharma's sex adventures, but there are no explicit sex scenes.

In conclusion, I rate the book 4 out of 4 stars. It doesn't deserve less than 4 stars because it's fascinating and enlightening. Sincerely, I enjoyed reading it. It was well edited; I found just one grammar error and one spelling error. I recommend it to anyone in medical school or anyone who wants to venture into medicine.

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Re: Official Review: Out of The Third World by Ashok Sharma

Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 12:47
by Stephanie Elizabeth
Wonderful review! It sounds like a captivating story about working hard and reaching your goals. I really admire those who are able to become medical doctors, as it is a huge commitment of time and money!

Re: Official Review: Out of The Third World by Ashok Sharma

Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 12:56
by kandscreeley
I've always been rather intrigued by medicine, so this might be quite interesting to me. On the other hand, I'm not really sure I care about Sharma's sex adventures (though, at least there aren't any explicit scenes). Thanks for the review of this one. Sounds interesting.

Re: Official Review: Out of The Third World by Ashok Sharma

Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 13:13
by Rosemary Wright
kandscreeley wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 12:56
I've always been rather intrigued by medicine, so this might be quite interesting to me. On the other hand, I'm not really sure I care about Sharma's sex adventures (though, at least there aren't any explicit scenes). Thanks for the review of this one. Sounds interesting.
My pleasure. For sure, the book is intriguing. Thanks.

Re: Official Review: Out of The Third World by Ashok Sharma

Posted: 05 Jun 2019, 01:52
by Kister Bless
Such a wonderful review! I would love to read this book about Sharma's survival in England, unveiling how he eventually succeeded in receiving the certificate of full registration as a medical practitioner from the General Medical Council of Great Britain.

Re: Official Review: Out of The Third World by Ashok Sharma

Posted: 05 Jun 2019, 13:04
by CyndiA1
I love non-fiction with good narrative flow. This sounds like a book that I'd really enjoy. I don't really need to know about his sex life, but I guess that's part of his experience.

Thanks for a solid, descriptive review that helped me know what this book would be like.

Re: Official Review: Out of The Third World by Ashok Sharma

Posted: 05 Jun 2019, 14:22
by kdstrack
It is quite a feat to get into a university in a foreign country. Just getting through the paperwork and the red tape merits a diploma! The author's story sounds inspiring. Thanks for the recommendation.

Re: Official Review: Out of The Third World by Ashok Sharma

Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 08:47
by phills
Out of The Third World" by Ashok Sharma
The story narrates of an ambitious student Sharma an Indian citizen but born in Tanzania as early 1960s
He arrives England with the ambition of gaining admission in a medical school and with the aim of becoming a doctor
The question is did Sharks actualise his dream the answer is positive.. The book have some emulatiing attributes which channels to determination and focus..