I enjoyed it. Some conversations may be 'boring' but then some conversations are not... Real life has a mixture of conversations. I did feel it odd however, that the doc / patient conversation was 'overheard' but that could be because either the wife/gf/student doc was with the doctor or recorded by the patient. Conversations are a valuable part of social history and we should have more books like this. I can't wait to go home and finish it!