What would it be like to become Idi Amin's personal physician? Giles Foden's best-selling thriller is the story of a young Scottish doctor drawn into the heart of the Ugandan dictator's surreal and brutal regime.
Privy to Amin's thoughts and ambitions, he is both fascinated and appalled. As Uganda plunges into civil chaos he realises action is imperative - but which way should he jump?
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I waited too long to give this a go...
beautifully descriptive: everything alien is natural and the vile so rarely sprung that it's experienced as retina burn. love it.